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
January, February, November and December 10.00 – 13.45, last admission 12.30. Sun closed.
From March to October 10.00 – 16.45 (last admission 15.20), Sat 10.00-14.45, last admission 13.30.Sun closed.
Closed January 1st and 6th , February 11th, March 19th , Easter Monday, May 1st , June 29th , August 15th and 16th , 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 13,00, reduced Euro 8,00, free of charge
How to reach: subway, linea A, stop at Cipro. By bus: number 49 will take you directly to the Viale Vaticano, while 19, 32, 81, 98 will make you reach Piazza Risorgimento, a few steps from the Vatican Museums.