Early Morning Sistine Chapel Entrance and Vatican Museums
- Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line admission to the Sistine Chapel
- Experience the Sistine Chapel early in the morning
- Use the flexible schedule to visit the Vatican Museums at your own pace
Once known as Cappella Magna, the chapel derives its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between the years 1477 and 1480. Since then, this special place has served as a location of religious, as well as functionary, papal activity. Today it is the hall where the papal conclave takes place, the process by which a new pope is elected.
The fame and fortune of the Sistine Chapel comes mainly from the world-renowned frescos that decorate its interior, especially the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by the Tuscan sculptor and painter Michelangelo. After the Sistine Chapel, you’ll be free explore the impressive art collections of the Vatican Museums with a full-day ticket.
- Skip-the-ticket-line entry
- Audio guide
- Tour guide
- People with mobility impairments
Prepare for the activity
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
• This tour visits religious sites so visitors must be dressed appropriately. No sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts and no hats are allowed
• The cloakroom staff will accept visitor's bags and personal belongings (regardless of their form, material or dimension), with the exception of clothing items, hats and portable umbrellas.
• The following must be left in the cloakroom: suitcases; backpacks and containers larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm; bags and packs except for small-sized shoulder bags that don't jut out more than 15 cm; large umbrellas; walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors); tripods for cameras and video cameras; and signage of any kind