"Museums of the Vatican City In Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
One of the most important museum complexes in the world, it is divided into numerous splendidly arranged sections containing masterpieces by the greatest artists, collected or commissioned by Popes down through the centuries. At the end is the Sistine Chapel, in which the recent restoration has bought to light the original colors of the vault and Michelangelo's Last Judgement, darkened by time.
Viale Vaticano - phone 06 69 88 49 47 - fax 06 69 88 50 61
Hours: January, February, November and December 8.45 - 13.45, Sun closed.
From March to October 8.45 - 16.45 (entrance until 15.20), Sat 8.45-13.45,
Closed January 1st and 6th , February 11th, March 19th , Easter Monday, May 1st , June 29th , August 14th and 15th , November 1st, December 8th, 25th and 26th and on other religious holidays.
Vatican Gardens: info and reservations 06 69 88 44 66 - fax 06 69 88 51 00
Admission Euro 10,00, reduced Euro 7,00, free of charge on the last Sunday of each month 8.45 - 13.45.
Visit to the Papal apartment and the chapel. In the museum, collections of weapons and two sections on the iconography of the Popes and Papal Ceremonial.
Palazzo Apostolico Lateranense
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano - phone 06 69 88 49 47
Hours: Sat entrance at 9.30 - 11 - 12.15, and first Sun of the month 8.45-13.
Admission Euro 4,00