Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Evening Openings


Live a unique experience inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in a special atmosphere during the evening.

This type of visit will be available every Friday from 14 April 2023 to 28 October 2023 in the time slots from 18:00 to 20:00.

For information regarding the customization of your tour, please contact the WhatsApp number +393505065760

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Evening Visit

This type of visit takes place exclusively in the evening

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Evening visit

Every Friday from 14 April 2023 to 28 October 2023 it will be possible to visit the Vatican Museums from 18:00 to 20:00. In an evening atmosphere you can admire the Pio Clementino Museum, the Candelabra Galleries, the Tapestries Galleries, the Maps Galleries, the Egyptian Museum, the Cortile della Pigna, the Belvedere, the Art Gallery, the Baths of Nero.

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Museum sectors that can be visited: Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, Borgia Apartment, Contemporary Art Collection, Sistine Chapel, Galleries of the Vatican Apostolic Library.

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Tickets purchased are NOT refundable

Ticket for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with priority entrance and permanence until the closure of the Museums. Smartphone ticket also accepted. Wheelchair accessible

Early closures

The various sectors could be subject to temporary or early closures due to unforeseen activities of the Holy See or of the Vatican City state, not attributable to the tour operator.

Vatican reductions

Minors aged between 6 and 18, upon presentation of an identity document.

Students aged 25 or under (completed) in possession of a document issued by the school or university proving enrollment for the current year.

Free Vatican

Children under the age of 6.

Did you know that

Don't miss the opportunity to discover the hidden treasures of the Vatican Museums with us. In 1506 Pope Julius II blesses the first stone of the new St. Peter's Basilica, placing a sculpture from the 1st century BC in the Vatican. C. popped out that year on a cold February morning from the soil of a vineyard in Rome: the Laocoon, perhaps the most celebrated statue of antiquity. Pope Julius II had sent his architect Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo to the site. They had no doubts: that was the famous sculptural group that Pliny the Elder had seen and described in the palace of Emperor Titus. A month later the Laocoon was in the Vatican by the will of the Pope: the first of a collection of masterpieces which would later become the Pontifical Museum. Laocoon was the Trojan priest who had guessed the deception of the wooden horse with which the Greeks were about to take over the city. Before he could warn his fellow citizens, two snakes sent by enemy gods killed him and his two sons. As the founder of the new Christian Rome, Pope Julius II judged the discovery of the Laocoon "providential". He placed the statue in the Belvedere courtyard, on the highest level of the Vatican hill and soon joined other ancient masterpieces already in his possession, including the Apollo del Belvedere. On the artists whom Julius II called to work in the Vatican - and also on many artists of the following centuries - those statues had an extraordinary impact. The prophet Jonah who dominates the vault of the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo has his model in the Laocoon. Even the Christ of the Last Judgment painted by Michelangelo himself has the body of Laocoon and the face of Apollo Belvedere.

The Sistine Chapel as you have never seen it before

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Adult, Reduced


Unexpected Closings

The various sectors could be subject to temporary or early closings due to unexpected activities of the Holy See or the state of Vatican City.

Refund Policy

This type of service is non-refundable.


Reduced from 6-18 years inclusive or from 18-25 years with a valid student card.

Important: to prove the reduction, documentation proving the day of the visit is required. Photos of documents on the mobile are also fine.

Failure to submit the documentation certifying the right to the tariff reduction, or the non-fulfillment of the requirements, will entail for the visitor the purchase of a new full-fare entrance ticket.

The reduced ticket already booked or purchased will not be refundable.

Free Entrance

Free 0-5 years

Vatican Museums reserve free admission to all disabled visitors with certified disability over 74%. In case of non self-sufficiency, the gratuity is also extended to an accompanying person. This type of visit cannot be booked online: entrance tickets, free of charge, are issued, upon presentation of an invalidity certification, at the Special Permits and / or Reception desks in the Museum hall.

A disabled skip the line (without waiting line) is guaranteed to the disabled person and his accompanying person.

At the cloakroom, a free wheelchair rental service is made available (subject to availability) by MV for visitors with walking problems. For rental, a presentation with a valid identity document is required.

Visit without architectural barriers

The museums are also accessible to visitors on mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. However, for reasons of encumbrance, in some museum areas access or use is not allowed. In this case, the visitor will be invited to transfer on traditional wheelchairs that can be rented for free at the entrance hall.

Dedicated and equipped toilets for the disabled are located along the tour route and at the refreshment points. For a faster identification of the toilets, we recommend consulting the VM Map.

Most of the museum areas of the VM are accessible to people with motor disabilities. To facilitate the visit, the VM however recommend a barrier-free visit itinerary which, thanks to the assistance of the Guardian staff, allows easy access to the main services and points of interest.


During the entrance all visitors must pass the security check through the metal detectors.

All objects not allowed in the museum must be left in the cloakroom of the Vatican museums (it is a free service offered by the Vatican Museums).

Dress Code

The entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Gardens is allowed only to visitors dressed in a dignified way. They are not the outstretched and / or low-cut clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats. However, during the summer season, entry is allowed with shorts that cover the knee and use of the shirts that rest the shoulders!

Photographing at the VM

With the exception of the Sistine Chapel, it is allowed to photograph – for personal purposes only – the works and environments of the MV. The use of the flash is always prohibited. The use of the photographic tripod and / or professional equipment is prohibited; any use must be authorized by the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage. The use of the extendable selfie stick is prohibited.

In the Sistine Chapel it is forbidden to take photos and video videos with any type of electronic device. The staff of the Custody is authorized to request the immediate cancellation, in his presence, of the video / photographic material created in contravention of the standard.