Vatican Tickets On-Line Reservation

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tickets - SKIP THE LINE
The ticket for the Vatican Musuems includes the entrance into the Sistine Chapel.
The chapel can be visited as last step of your tour inside the museum complex.

Address: Viale Vaticano, Vatican City, Rome
Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Last entrance time 3:00 pm.

Closing: Sundays and religious holidays.
Entrance can be booked every 30 minutes.
On-line reservation fee 6,50 euros per ticket.

HALF VATICAN: children aged between 6 and 17 years old; students under 26 years old on presentation of a valid International Student Card or a student identity document on the day of the visit.

Children under 6 years old do not need any reservation nor any entrance ticket.
Please note: Vatican Museums tickets are non-refundable in any case. For cancellation policy or change of dates please CLICK HERE!

You want to book a tour with guide in English, please visit our VATICAN TOUR page!

Vatican Museums Skip the line tickets

This reservation allows you to enter the Papal Museums avoinding the long line at the entrance. Once you are inside the museums, you will be able to stay there at your leisure until closing time.
Foreseen visit time: 3/4 hours

Please note: Vatican Museum tickets are non-refundable in any case.

The Pope's Museums are located inside the Vatican City. They represent one of the largest art collection in the world since they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries. As a result they include some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance Art.

GROUP RESERVATIONS: for groups over 11 visitors, please contact our reservation office +39 055 2670402 or write us an email to

confirmed entrance time may not be always the same time you have requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. In case you want to point out some time restrictions (for example, no later than..., or not before than...) please write them in the form blank space. If no restrictions are pointed out, this means you are open to accept any different entrance time in the day you have requested, one hour before or later than the original requested time.

For example: you have requested 11.00 am. No time restrictions are pointed out. This menas you will acceopt any entrance time between 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Italy Travels cannot be held responsible for partial closing museum rooms, itinerary variations inside the museum, cancellations or entrance delays due to unexpectable events, strikes or decisions taken by the museum direction or unexpected variations of the Pope movements which involve the museum buildings.

Raphael Rooms

The Vatican Museums are among the five most visted museums in the world. These museums cover more than 7 km of galleries, extraordinarily rich in works of art. Consequently, the Pope's museums are visited by millions of tourists every year. Probably only few museums in the world can offer so many art treasures concentrated in a so small area.

Vatican Tickets to visit the heart of Christian world!

The Vatican City State and its Papal Museums are undoubtedly the center of Christianity for the entire world. Touring the Vatican, visitors learn the Bible history from the painted walls of these magnificient museums.

First of all, lets' talk about the Raphael’s Rooms. Raphael's rooms are four sequential reception rooms. Pope Julius II commissioned the decoration of his apartments to Raphael in 1507. Raphael painted some of these 4 rooms, while some frescos were made by his workshop. The rooms are: the Sala of Costantino; the Stanza di Elidoro, the Stanza della Segnatura and the Stanza dell'Incendio di BorgoThese rooms represent different religiuos and theological subjects. 

Vatican Tickets and Vatican Tours by Italy Travels

The best way to admire Raphael's masterpieces inside the Vatican is reserving a tour with exclusive, licensed guide. A visit with private guide always includes an exhaustive tour of the must-see artworks displayed in the Vatican complex. The guided tour lasts about 3 hours. Furthermore skip-the-line tickets are always included in the tour offer.

Book on line Vatican Tickets to admire the Raphael Rooms
What to see in the Raphael Rooms. Among the masterpieces of the Vatican, the world-famous Raphael Rooms are a definite must and absolutely unforgettable. They beautify the apartments of Pope Julius II, who commissioned Raphaelto decorate them in 1507. In 1509, he’d already started working on the Room of the Segnatura, Julius II’s office and private library. After his first much-admired fresco, the School of Athens, Raphael was made responsible for the entire decorative series. Each wall of the papal library features a fresco depicting the four disciplines of time: theology, philosophy, law, and poetry. The great medallions adorning the ceiling depict the allegories of each discipline.

Raphael's true name was Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (April 6 1483 – April 6 1520). This great master was an Italian Renaissance painter and architect. His father Giovanni Santi, who was a painter too, taught Raphael basic painting techniques and principles of humanistic philosophy.
Raphael took over his father’s workshop after he died. His paintings where greatly influenced by Italian greatest painters like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Raphael was invited by Pope Julius II to paint the Pope’s private apartments. At that time Raphael was only 25 years old. The rooms which are now known as Raphael’s Rooms are located in one of the Vatican Palace. Raphel's Rooms are undoubtedly one of the must-see masterpiece of the Papal museums.

These rooms are four: the Hall of Constantine, Room of Heliodorus, Room of the Signatura and the Room of the Fire in the Borgo.
The Room of Constantine is the largest of the four rooms. It was painted by Raphael’s students following Raphael's drawings because the artist died before finishing these frescoes The paintings of Room of Constantine depict differnt anecdotes. Fisr of all, the Baptism of Constantine, but also the Vision of the Cross and the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.

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The next room is the Room of Heliodorus which Raphael painted himself. This room focuses mostly on pope Julius II life and his predecessors. Frescos represent the victories and the excellency of the Catholic Church. The paintings include the Mass at Bolsena, the Expulsion of Heliodurus from the temple, the meeting of Leo the Great and Attila and the Deliverance of Saint Peter. The Room of the Signatura was the first to be decorated by Raphael. Here he painted the beautiful Disputation of the Holy Sacrament, The School of Athens, The Pamassus and the Cardinal Virtues. Finally, the fourth room, the Room of the Fire in the Borgo. The frescoes in this room depict events from the lives of Pope Leo III and Leo IV. The work follows Raphaels mature designs but fresoes were performed by his assistants. The paintings included Battle of Ostia, The Fire in Borgo, The Coronation of Charlemagne and The Oath of Leo.
When visiting the Vatican, make sure to see Raphael's Rooms. Although Raphael’s career as a painter was short, he made a huge impact on Italian Renaissance panorama.


Vatican Museums & Vatican Gardens, choose the correct ticket

It is possible to purchase a ticket at a reduced price for children aged between 6 and 17 years old. It is also possible to purchase a ticket at a reduced price for students 18-25 years old on presentation of a valid International Student Card or a student identity document on the day of the visit.

Children under 6 years old do not need any reservation nor any entrance ticket.
Disabled people (over 74% disability with certification) do not need any reservation.

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From mid-April to the end of October the Vatican Museums are open in the evening every Friday and Saturday until 10pm


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Vatican Tickets


The best way to book Vatican Tickets when visiting Rome is by Italy Travels. Italy Travels is a tour operator specialized in on-line ticket and tour reservation for the most important museums in Italy.
If you book in advance Vatican Tickets,  you will be able to enter the Pope's Museums jumping the long external line. The waiting time outside the Vatican entrance is generally more than two hours and for this reason very tiring. The Papal Museum complex presents an exposition of works of art displayed along seven kilometre galleries. Above all the marvellous Sixtine Chapel.
Vatican tickets can be easily booked on-line through the website Once the order is submitted and payment procedure completed, a confirmation voucher will be sent by email. This voucher must be printed out and presented at the Museum ticket office to get inside.

Vatican tickets can also be combined with an audio guide in English language or in another language of your choice. The audio guide can be booked on line too, together with the Vatican tickets. In this way visitors will be able to jump the line twice, at the Vatican entrance and at the audio guide desk.

Another interesting way to tour the Papal Museums in Rome is joining a guided group tour. Vatican tours in English language are available every day and last about 2 hours. Finally, the Vatican Tours always include skip-the-line Vatican tickets. Vatican Tours last about two hours and include the main sections of the Vatican State Museums.

For most demanding visitors, we suggest you to book a Vatican Tour with private guide. In this case, Vatican tours last around 3 hours and include the exclusive guide service and jump the line Vatican tickets. The standard itinerary of Vatican Private Tours include the main sections of the Vatican Museum and ends inside the Sistine Chapel. The itinerary of the Vatican Private Tour can also be customized according to the visitors preferences.

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