Vatican Museums

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Vatican Museums'
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Sistine Chapel

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Raphael Rooms

They comprise four marvelous fresco-filled rooms by Raphael and his assistants.

Other attractions

Some of the hundreds of celebrated art works not in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms include  Caravaggio's Deposition  Fra Angelico's 16th century frescoes  Giotto's Stefaneschi Triptych  Leonardo da Vinci's St. Jerome.

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You can visit the Vatican Museums along with the Sistine Chapel during the day on your own or as part of a tour.

Unfortunately, this museum complex attracts 4 million visitors per year. This creates long admission lines. And, once inside, the galleries and Sistine Chapel can be terribly crowded with tourists.

It's wise to purchase your tickets online ahead of time. And book the period that allows you to be one of the first to enter in the morning. Crowds should be somewhat thinner then.

Best way to
avoid the crowds

Book a special evening tour that limits the visitor count to a precious few. Click After hours tour to learn more.

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