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Skip the long ticket lines and gain priority access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with these tickets. These tickets allow you to comfortably make your way into the museum without queuing up outside the Vatican Museums and enjoy some of the greatest works of Renaissance art in ease.

Why You Shouldn't Miss This

No visit to Rome is complete without visiting the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Made up of 54 galleries, the Vatican Museums house one of the largest, and also the most important, collections of Renaissance art in the world.

The museums are home to a number of classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini and Leonardo da Vinci. A section of the museum is also dedicated to Modern Religious Art. Paintings and sculptures here come from artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso. The iconic sections of the Vatican Museums that one should visit are the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Sala Rotunda and the Gallery of Statues and the Hall of Busts.

Situated at the end of the Vatican Museums and neighboring St. Peter's Basilica is the famed Sistine Chapel. Built in the 15th century, its walls and ceilings are covered by some of the most astounding frescoes ever produced. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is especially famous. Painted by Michelangelo in a span of 4 years, the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel are considered to be a cornerstone of western art. The Last Judgement covers the wall behind the altar and is probably the most famous single work of art in the Sistine Chapel.

For additional tips on how to plan your time inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, refer to our Vatican tours and tickets collection.

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Your Colosseum Experience

Enjoy skip-the-line access into one of Italy’s most popular attractions and avoid the hassle of waiting in a long ticketing line. As you make your way inside the Colosseum, feel the adrenaline rush as you gaze around the the world’s largest arena.

Your Colosseum ticket also includes entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Situated just five minutes walk from the Colosseum, Palatine Hill offers one of the best views of the city. Once considered the most desirable neighborhood in Rome, Palatine Hill lives on as an extensive archaeological site. Explore ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus. Afterward, head to the Roman Forum and travel back in time as you walk along the same paths as the ancient Romans did. You’ll get a chance to witness popular sites including the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus and much more.

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Inclusions

  • Skip the line tickets to Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Fast Track tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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Exclusions

  • Skip the security line
  • Access to Colosseum's 4th & 5th Floor or the Underground
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica is free and cannot be reserved
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Know Before You Go

Vatican

Open Hours:
The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are open from Monday to Saturday - 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM. Sundays are closed, except for the last Sunday of every month. Open hours for every last Sunday of the month is from 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM.

Timings:
The time slot you choose during the next step of the booking process will be for the Vatican. The Vatican museum has a timed entry policy and will not entertain late comers, whereas the Colosseum can be accessed at your own convenience.

Getting There:
The closest station to the Vatican is the Ottaviano-S. Pietro station. Line A of the Rome Metro stops at this station every few minutes. Museums, is a 5-minute walk from this metro station.

Colosseum

The Colosseum opens at 8:30 am, year-round. The closing time varies as follows:
5:00 pm from February 16 to March 15
5:30 pm from March 16 to last Saturday of March
7:15 pm from the last Sunday of March to August 31
7:00 pm from September 1 to September 30
6:30 pm from October 1 to last Saturday of October
4:30 pm from last Sunday of October to December 31

Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Opens at 8:30am and closes one hour before sunset.

Getting there

The Colosseum can be reached by metro line B, train line 3, or via buses 75, 81, 673, 175, and 204. If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way to reach the Colosseum is by metro. If you prefer to get there by foot, it’s about a 30 minute walk from the train station.

Rules and restrictions

For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum.

Upgrade your Colosseum experience

Go even deeper into the heart of the world’s most famous amphitheater with access to areas previously off limits to the public. A Small Group Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground takes you on a top to bottom exploration of the stadium with special access to the upper tier and underground dungeons.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Vatican Museum Tickets

  • Skip the long ticket lines and gain priority access to the three biggest attractions in Rome - Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Colosseum. This ticket includes access to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. If there was ever an essential must-do experience in Rome, this is it.
  • Please display your mobile voucher sent via email with a valid photo ID to the security guards for security check. Once done, scan your tickets at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI.

Colosseum Tickets

  • Your tickets are confirmed and sent instantly.
  • Take a print out of your ticket to skip the box office line and head straight to the Individual Entrance Gate (Point 2) at the Colosseum. Use the priority entrance line on the left for the mandatory security check.
  • If you cannot print your ticket, you will have to stand in the line for the Ticket Office (Cassa 4/5 - valid for reservation holders) to exchange your confirmation number for a physical ticket. This line can be quite long during peak hours in summer.

validity

Your Vatican tickets are only valid for the specific date and time for which the reservation has been made and your Colosseum tickets are valid for 2 days redeemable anytime before the end of the year and you may enter as you wish, within operating hours.

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Where?

Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Roma

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