Vatican Museums under the Stars

00165 Rome, Italy
from/per person 9.11


Vatican Museums under the Stars

Following the huge success of previous occasions, the long awaited appointment returns with the Vatican Museums evening opening. The Museums of the Pope will open their doors after sunset, every Friday during spring and summer months.


Tickets: Full price ticket Reduced price ticket:children aged between 6 and 18 years and students aged no more than 26 years on presentation of a student identity card (International Student Card) on the day of the visit. If a reduced price ticket is purchased without the required documents the visitor will be asked to make payment of a full price ticket so as to enter. The reduced ticket will not be refunded. Free Admission for children under 6, no need to consider them while booking. Gratuities (CANNOT BE BOOKED ONLINE): On the last Sunday of each month; World Tourism Day (September 27th). Directors of museums, ministries or governmental organizations assigned to archelogical, artistic, artistic heritage preservation. Disabled (with 100% invalidity) and one companion each. Journalists authorized by the Direction of the Museums after clearance from the “Sala Stampa della Santa Sede”, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, the Foreign Press Association and the "Ordine Nazionale Italiano dei Giornalisti". Holders of valid ICOM ( International Council of Museums) and ICOMONS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) membership cards. Donors of works and patrons: Patrons and Friends of the Vatican Museums. University professors (Department Chairs of Archaeology, Art History, Architecture and Ethnology), professors of academies with seat in Rome, may give special lectures in particular sections of the Museums on subjects within their specialization by presenting a written request to the Direction of the Museums. The authorization is not valid for a subsequent visit outside those sections.

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An extraordinary opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums after sunset. Every Friday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (last entrance at 9:30 pm): 2018: from April 20 to October 26 Visitors will be able to admire important collections, following an itinerary that includes the Pio-Clementine Museum, the Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps), the Raphael's Rooms, some parts of the Borgia Apartment, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Sistine Chapel. Booking online is mandatory. Exit from the galleries begins 30 minutes prior to closing time. IMPORTANT: The Vatican Museums require the names and birth dates of all participants of the group, please enter their names in specific field in the order form, once you have added the reservation to your shopping cart. Maximum 10 people per group, tickets NOT refundable. PLEASE NOTE: museum confirms the visit around two months before the date, so reservation guarantees the insertion into the waiting list. Credit card charge is made the business day after the reservation request. The reservation allows you to enter the museum at confirmed date and time without queuing up, only at time confirmed on the voucher; delays on reservations are not allowed. It is advised to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before time indicated in the confirmation voucher. Your preferential entrance can, in any case, have a waiting time respect time indicated on the voucher due to the huge number or visitors entering the museums every day. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual delays related to inefficiencies of the Vatican Museums cashiers. After the payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the booking, the voucher containing the reservation code and tour information. You are asked to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour. The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher. In case of loss of the voucher please consult the Customer Care Staff. To access the museums, you will have to show the Voucher you got by email together with a valid identification document. PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. Tickets will be confirmed upon availability of museum. Please note time confirmed can be ANY TIME during evening opening hours. Rooms closed at the moment of the visit will be indicated at entrance. Access to the Museums is permitted only to visitors with proper attire. All the reservations, dates and times might be changed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances related to activities of the Pope. Reservations can be made until 4 days before the visit. Save time in ordering! Add into your basket all the museum tickets you want, then fill the form and send the request. Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (two business days after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address Special attention for AOL mailbox users. Cancellation policy: tickets CANNOT be canceled and they are NOT refundable. If the visitor needs to modify their voucher, they must present themselves at the "Reception Desk" in order to request a new voucher. Reservation changes can be made, only once, up to one hour before the intended visit. It is not possible to make modifications to the number of participants taking part to the visit. Closure: Sundays (except for the last Sunday of each month, excluding Easter, June 29th and December 25th and 26th) January 1st and 6th (Epiphany) February 11th (Lateran Pacts Anniversary) March 19th (St. Joseph), 23rd and 24th (Easter - Easter Monday) May 1st (Ascension Thursday) and May 22nd (Corpus Christi Day) August 14 (Assumption Vigil) and 15th (Assumption Day) November 1st (All Saint's Day) December 8th (Feast of the Immaculate Conception), 25th (Christmas Day) and 26th (St. Stephen's Day).