Special openings of the Sistine Chapel on Friday evenings (no crowds)
If you're coming to Rome in Spring/Summer, a visit to Vatican Museums by night is a must, a moving experience, and the occasion of a lifetime to admire the Sistine Chapel without crowds.
You'll enjoy the Museum during a lovely roman evening!
We can visit Pius Clementinus Museums (Ancient Art), Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Geographical Maps, and the Sistine Chapel.
This tour does NOT include the Basilica of St. Peter (closed after 7 pm)
**This tour is available only on selected Friday evenings on: May, June, July, September, October. Suggested start at 7. 30 pm**
Selected sections of Vatican Museums:
Pio-Clementinum Museum (greek and roman antiquities)
Gallery of Tapestry
Gallery of Geographical Maps
NO big backpacks
NO photos in the Sistine Chapel
RESPECT the dress code(kids, men and women)
--> Knees and shoulders must be covered
Please respect those rules, or you will be turned away by the custodians.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At Vatican Museums main entrance (Viale Vaticano).
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.
End location: At the exit of the Vatican Museums.
Duration: 2 hours
This tour is available only on selected Friday evenings: April, May, June, July, August, September, October.
walking tour with a licensed tourist guide of the Vatican City.
Admission tickets (reservation in advance needed)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - Taxi
-taxi from/to your hotel
Write me to have a custom tour if you are a group of 7 or more (max 10).There are extra costs and a different timing due to the mandatory use of headsets.
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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I was so glad we decided to book Marisa as our guide for this tour. Her knowledge and ability to use it to put context in what you are seeing makes a grand visual that is the Vatican museums experience so much more. Simple things like knowing you are walking on ancient roman floors could be overlooked, as well as the historical significance of some of the artwork. Planning wise, Marisa reached a few days to confirm and sent a map so we wouldn't be at the wrong spot. Marisa is awesome