The Sistine Chapel

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Tickets & Tourist information
Entrance info
The Sistine Chapel is part of the museum complex of the Vatican Museums which are open to the public at the following times:


  • 9.00 - 18.00 from Monday to Saturday, last admission at 16.00
  • 9.30 - 14.00 every last Sunday of the month, last admission at 12.30
  • 9.00 - 22.30 every Friday and Saturday, last admission at 20.30
  • Closing days 2022: Sundays (except the last of the month) and then on January 6, February 11, March 19, April 18, June 29, August 15, November 1, 8th and 26th December


    Admission to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Gardens is permitted only to visitors dressed in a decorous manner. Therefore, shoulder-length or low-cut clothing, shorts that do not cover up to the knees, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.


    Ticket information
    The ticket allows you to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms.
    Children from 6 to 18 years of age and students up to 25 years of age are entitled to the reduced ticket by presenting their university booklet or an International Student Card on the day of the visit.
    Children up to 5 years old, on the other hand, enter for free and must not be included in the number of people at the time of booking.


    Tickets are non-refundable


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    Useful information
    Admission to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Gardens is permitted only to visitors dressed in a decorous manner.
    Hence, armless and / or low-cut clothing, shorts that do not cover up to the knees, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.
    It is required the delivery in the cloakroom of medium and large umbrellas, sticks (except walking aids), photographic tripods, video cameras, signs and signs of any kind and, to facilitate and speed up the metal detector control operations, yes recommends that you separate these items from your hand luggage in advance and report it to the staff in advance. Before entering the museums, it is also necessary to leave luggage, suitcases, backpacks, packages and containers in the cloakroom which, due to their size and characteristics, are not considered suitable by the staff.
    The cloakroom service is free.


    Food and drink
    In the Museums it is not allowed to bring alcoholic and spirits drinks (which must be left in the cloakroom) and inside the exhibition spaces it is forbidden to consume food and drinks but along the way there are numerous vending machines and refreshment points with cafeteria and self service. service and pizzeria.


    Smartphones and photos
    With the exception of the Sistine Chapel, it is allowed to photograph (only for personal and domestic purposes) the works and environments of the Vatican Museums. The use of the flash is always prohibited. It is forbidden to use flash, photographic tripod, drones, professional equipment (any use must be authorized by the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage) and the extendable pole for selfies.
    The use of smartphones, taking photos and filming videos with any type of electronic device is prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.


    The reproduction or drawing of the works on display is permitted inside the Vatican Museums, after authorization from the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage.
    In the Vatican Museums there is an absolute ban on smoking along the entire itinerary.


    The Sistine Chapel for free
    They are entitled to free entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (by showing a document certifying one of the following conditions):

  • Children under 6 years (not completed)
  • Disabled people with certified disability over 74% and, in case of non self-sufficiency, an accompanying person.
  • University professors of the chairs of Archeology, Art History, Architecture and Ethnology, as well as of academies based in Rome, for the occasional holding - upon written request to the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage - of specialist lessons in the museum sectors relevant to your teaching area
  • Journalists authorized by the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage, upon recommendation from the Press Office of the Holy See, the Association of Foreign Press in Italy and the National Order (Italy) of Journalists.
  • Cardholders (valid): Icom (International Council of Museums) and Icomos (International Council on Monuments and Sites).
  • Donors of works, benefactors and members of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums association.
    In addition, admission is free for everyone during World Tourism Day - WTD (27 September) and every last Sunday of the month (if it does not coincide with Easter)


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