The Lateran Palace: The House of the Bishop of Rome - Accompanied entry

starting from 11
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Accompanied entry
  • Accessible


Situated in a historic district of Rome, in close proximity to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Lateran Palace formed a fortified stronghold where the Popes, for nearly a millennium, served as the authoritative representatives of the Christian faith while simultaneously managing the intricate political matters associated with the city and its relationships with other European nations.

Participants will have the opportunity to appreciate and marvel at the beauty of sixteenth-century frescoes, intricate baroque tapestries, and a wide array of antique works spanning from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century as they stroll along a walkable surface measuring approximately 3000 m².

What is included

  • Entrance and accompanied visit of the Lateran Palace
  • Walk along the museum circuit set up on the main floor of the palace
  • Reception and surveillance staff
  • Multilingual brochure with brief description of the route

What is not included

  • Entrance does not include additional services (audio guide or guide service). It is possible to purchase additional services on site (audio guide or guide service) subject to residual availability
  • Guided tour of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Cloister and the Sancta Sanctorum
  • Entrance to the Sancta Sanctorum
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the item "Included"

The advantages

  • Guaranteed access upon reservation
  • Show your ticket directly on your smartphone and start your visit
  • Welcome and assistance from our staff

Meeting Point

Metro: line A, stop San Giovanni (5-minute walk from the station)
Open Bus Vatican&Rome: Stop No. 10 San Giovanni in Laterano 

To remember

Opening days:

  • from Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday and religious holidays)


  • Entry is not permitted independently but only accompanied by security personnel.
  • Accessibility to the visit route is guaranteed (the museum route can be reached via a monumental staircase and is equipped with a system of lifts for those with significant mobility difficulties)

The complete visit

Samuel's Hall

The room takes its name from the wall decorations that have as their subject the biblical events of Samuel and were made by Cesare Nebbia and Giovanni Guerra.

David's Hall

The room takes its name from the gilded stuccoes in which the vault is divided, presenting five episodes from the life of King David, from whose lineage Joseph, the putative father of Jesus, is descended.

Elijah's Hall

The vault of this room depicts five episodes from the life of the prophet, who, as narrated in the Book of Kings, performed many miracles that anticipated those of the Lord Jesus Christ.