The Sistine Chapel

Italian version
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


    To access the Vatican Museums it is mandatory to have a Covid19 Green Pass (in digital or paper format) and a valid identity document.
    For the Green Pass it is sufficient

  • to have had at least one dose of vaccine
  • or have tested negative for a swab (molecular or rapid) within the past 48 hours
  • or be healed from Covid-19 in the previous six months
    It is therefore advisable to arrive at the Museums with the documentation in order and ready for use to facilitate control and access operations.


    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


    The access to the Museums is allowed only to those in possession of a Green Pass.


    Ticket booking
    Guided Tour booking


    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.
    The introduction of alcoholic beverages and spirits into the Museums is not permitted and the consumption of food and beverages in the exhibition halls is prohibited. Visitors can still deliver any type of food and / or drink in their possession to the cloakroom free of charge.


    In the entire museum area it is absolutely forbidden to touch the works of art (except for the blind public of the tactile and multisensory visits), it is allowed to photograph the works (except for the Sistine Chapel) and the use of mobile phones is not recommended , which visitors are required to put on silent mode.
    In the Sistine Chapel it is forbidden to use mobile phones and take photos and film videos with any type of electronic device


    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)