Vatican Museums, included the Sistine Chapel, are usually open from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm (exit from rooms half an hour before closing time). Ticket office is open from 9 am to 4 pm. Continue reading
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Pontifical Villas: extraordinary visitors’ access and new train service from Vatican City to Castel Gandolfo
Pope Francis opens Castel Gandolfo’s doors to the public, permitting for the first time access to the Apostolic Palace and Pontifical Villas, for a century inaccessible Summer papal residences. Continue reading
Vatican Museums special openings 2015: free admissions and night openings.
Vatican Museums, included the Sistine Chapel, are normally open from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm. The ticket office is open from 9 am to 4 pm. Continue reading
The Sistine Chapel gets new lights and air
Fiat Lux – Let there be light.
After the restoration, the Sistine Chapel now has the power of light: a new illumination system brings out all the beauty of Michelangelo’s masterpieces. Continue reading
World Tourism Day 2014 – Free entry to Vatican Museums
World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on 27 September, is a global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization ) were adopted. Continue reading
Top 7 best museums in Rome
Rome is full of attractions, many places to see and artworks everywhere, churches, squares, fountains, ruins, most of the times in a few days tour. Museums are rich of statues, paintings, frescoes, archeological objects that can be extremely interesting: they contain everything from ancient sculptures to modern art, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading
During your vacation to Rome, you can’t miss a visit to Vatican Museums: they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries, including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. As seen today, the Vatican Museums are a complex of different pontifical museums and galleries: there are 54 galleries, or salas, in total, and the notably Sistine Chapel is the very last sala within the Museum. Take a look to our Vatican Tour! Continue reading