With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Vatican Museums without standing in line and with an official english speaking Vatican Tour Guide.
Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Vatican.
In about two hours you will visit the main art works of this complex and you will be able to deeply understand the magnificence and the greatness of these environments thanks to a qualified Tour Guide!
IMPORTANT: If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
To validate your purchase it's necessary to supply all the guest's names to this e-mail address email@example.com
The Vatican Museums are open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (last entrance is at 4.00 pm); the schedules of the guided tours are subject to changes, so for the availability please check the booking box above.
Official Vatican Tour Guide
About 2 hours
Almost all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible for disabled tourists; if necessary wheelchairs will be provided without extracharges with an advanced booking (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Vatican museums are a huge complex of environments and works; in more than 400 years have found place here artistic testimonies belonging to every era, from the ancient Egypt to the Etruscans, from the Greeks and Romans to the Renaissance, and also some modern and contemporary art works.
In 1506 in a vineyard in Rome, was found a marble sculpture representing the greek priest Laocoon and his sons; Michelangelo Buonarroti and Giuliano da Sangallo suggested Pope Julius II to buy it and this is the date of birth of the Vatican Museums.
By placing all the ancient statues in a natural environment, Pope Julius II founded the first nucleus of the Museums, the Courtyard of Statues; then he asked Raphael Sanzio to decorate the famous Rooms and the Loggia.
All the environments and the museums that we find inside the complex, were created thanks to a Pope, starting from the Sistine Chapel founded in 1475 by Sixtus IV’s will and inaugurated in 1483, or the Niccolina Chapel painted by Beato Angelico under Pope Nicholas V. Further we find the Borgia Apartment, the Gallery of Maps decorated under Pope Gregory XIII and the Gallery of Tapestries; then there is the Etruscan Museum founded in 1837, the Egyptian Museum founded in 1839 and the Profane Museum founded in 1844, all wanted by Pope Gregory XVI.
The Pio-Clementino Museum was founded by Pope Clemente XIV and enlarged by Pope Pius VI to receive all the Greek and Roman masterpieces; under Pope Pius XI was created the Pinacoteca and the Missionary-Ethnological Museum. The Historical Museum was founded in 1973 by Pope Paul VI and it contains also the Carriage Pavilion with automobiles, carriages and sedan chairs used by various popes; in the same year, was added also the Collection of Modern Religious Art, while at the beginning of the 19th century, Pope Pius VII Chiaramonti had founded the Chiaramonti Museum fitted out by Antonio Canova.