Vatican Museums & St. Petet's Basilic
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip the line!
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€ 30,00
St. Peter's Basilica - Skip the line!
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€ 15,00
Castel Sant’Angelo
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€ 15,50
Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel

Open: From monday to saturday from 9:00 to 16:00 (Closed after 18:00), and all last sundays of month(free entrance) from 9:00 to 12:30 (Closed after 14:00).
Closed: All sundays, holidays and on 1 may, 11 june (Corpus Domini), 29 june (SS Pietro e Paolo)

Entire: 16 €
Reduced: 8 €, valid for boys from 6 and 18 age, students until 26 age (with certificate), priests, religious, pilgrimage upon submission of a request.

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This is the card that guarantees access to the Hop on Hop off Bus and all public transport in Rome.
You can choose for 1 day or 3 days and is free for children under under 10 years and for people with disabilities.
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Dimensions of the Basilica

Maximum external length: 218 m
Internal length: 186.36 m
Length of the atrium: 71 m
Height of the vaults: about 45 m
Height of the dome: 133.30 m (136.57 m according to some sources)
Height of canopy: 28 m
Height of the facade: 45.44 m (48 m with statues)
Atrium height: 19 m
Center nave width: 26 m
Width of the dome drum: 41.50 m
Facade width: 114.69 m
Building area: 23.000 m² (of which 15.160 can be walked)

St Peter's Basilic

Vatican State symbol and center of Catholicism, St. Peter's Basilica is the largest of the four papal basilicas of Rome and the largest Catholic church in the world.
While the primitive Basilica of St. Peter was erected around 320 by Emperor Constantine at the place where, according to tradition, the Apostle Peter was buried, the present basilica was begun April 18, 1506 under Pope Julius II and ended in 1626, during the pontificate of Pope Urban VIII
The emblem of the basilica and of the entire city of Rome is the Dome that, built in two years by Giacomo Della Porta, following the designs of Michelangelo, is surprising in size and harmony: 133 meters high, 41, 50 meters in diameter (a little lower than that of the Pantheon) and 537 steps from the building's base to the lantern
The monumental Piazza San Pietro, built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1657 and 1667, and the splendid colonnade of 284 columns of the Doric order and eighty-eight travertine pillars, is crowned by the basilica. Columns are arranged radially in four rows so as to maintain the proportional relationships between spaces and columns even in external files.
So the viewer reaching the porphyry disks at the sides of the obelisk sees the colonnade as consisting of a single row of columns!


With this card you have immediate access to the city's major sites and public transport.
In addition to the main entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and the use of public transport, the 3-day option allows entry to 2 sites chosen between Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine, Capitoline Museums, Borghese Gallery and The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo.
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Sant'Angelo castel

Built around 123 d.C. As a sepulcher for Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant'Angelo accompanies for almost two thousand years the fate and history of Rome.
From a fortified foremost funerary monument, from a dark and terrible jail to a splendid Renaissance home that is active in its Michelangelo walls, from the Risorgimento Prison to the current museum.
The remains of the original mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian are well visible in the lower partitions of the building. The large travertine blocks that cover the walls clearly show the holes of the metal grapples that anchored the Roman marble coating.
The transformation of the building from a funerary monument to a fortified outpost is about 271 dC. When, under the Emperor Aurelian, he was adapted to the fortress and became definitive in 403 with the inclusion of the building in the Aurelian walls.
It was Pope Niccolò V, about 1450, to furnish the castle of a real apartment and, fifty years later, Pope Borgia ordered the construction of a new, luxurious apartment with gardens and fountains and decorated by Pinturicchio.
From the 17th century Castel Sant'Angelo seems to gradually lose the role of residence to form itself almost exclusively as a prison; Carbonari and patriots consume their days of imprisonment between these walls, until at least September 20, 1870, when Rome was proclaimed the capital of the young Kingdom of Italy.
Then, in the wide boulevards of the Lungotevere, two bastions of the pentagonal wall are cut down; the moats that run around the building are buried; some buildings of Pope Urban VIII are grounded; Also causes the contemporary rise of the road level, the height of the facade of the castle is considerably reduced.
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Vatican Museums: free entrance in the year 2018

Below is the 2018 calendar of free admission days in the Vatican Museums:

Sunday, January 28th
Sunday 25 February
Sunday, March 25th
Sunday, April 29th
Sunday 27 May
Sunday, June 24th
Sunday 29th July
Sunday 26 August
Friday 27 September (World Tourism Day - WTD)
Sunday 30 September
Sunday 28 October
Sunday 25 November
Sunday, December 30th

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