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In the heart of the Vatican: Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel after sunset!

An extraordinary chance to visit the Vatican Museums after sunset.  Each Friday from 21st of  April 2017 to 27th of October 2017 you can visit the Vatican Museum from 7 pm to 11 pm (last entrance at 9.30 pm).
 
The Vatican Museums are considered among the most important museums in the world, and visiting them is essential for anyone who comes to Rome. Here the Popes have, over time, collected and preserved some of the greatest masterpieces of all time and the most precious artifacts of the past. First and foremost, they made the art collections from their buildings available to the public.

The world’s first public museum, it was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484) who decided to donate his collection of classical sculptures to the Roman people and to open the very first museum in the Capitoline building. Implementing a project of Nicholas V (1447-1455), he also founded the Vatican Library – the second public library in Europe after the St. Marco Library in Florence. Following in these footsteps, his nephew, Julius II (1503-1513), donated his own ancient marble sculptures to the Holy See to be exhibited in the garden of statues – today, the Octagonal Courtyard - the site of the future pontifical museums and galleries. 

Areas open during the visit: 

the Pio Clementino Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Upper Galleries (Candelabri, Arazzi and Carte Geografiche), the Rooms of Raphael, certain rooms of the Borgia Apartment, the Modern Religious Art Collection, the Sistine Chapel.

Buy your tickets online and skip the line!

Opening times:

Every Friday at 7pm
From 21st of  April 2017 to 27th of October 2017 

Meeting Point: 

OPERA ROMANO PELLEGRINAGGI Piazza Pio XII, 9 (Piazza San Pietro) AT 7pm

NOTE: Students must present their valid student ID.