Add dates

Museo Pio Clementino

Museo Pio Clementino: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Ticket

1. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Ticket

Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without waiting in the often long public lines. Take a journey through the awe-inspiring museums where you’ll find a treasure trove of Roman statues, Renaissance paintings, and Italian artworks. With these Vatican Museum skip-the-line tickets, have more time to explore the immense collection of art that can be found in the Vatican Museums. Walk through the exhibits and galleries from the Round Room to the Gallery of the Tapestries. Discover the Belvedere and Pinecone Courtyards and the famous Gallery of the Maps. This room filled with topographical maps of Italy by Danti dating back to 1583 remains one of the largest geographical pictures to this day. Browsing through the Pio Clementino Museum you can see the Greek Cross Hall, Gallery of the Statues, Hall of the Muses, and other paintings, sculptures, and statues from artists spanning centuries. Pass through the majestic collection of ceremonial carriages that are now part of the Carriage Pavilion. Discover the countless treasures of the Vatican with a visit to the Raphael Rooms. Admire the 4 rooms of the Vatican famous for their frescoes by the High Renaissance great Raphael. Gaze in awe at Raphael’s The School of Athens. Observe the most famous chapel in the world – the Sistine Chapel. Witness the beautiful frescoes that decorate the interiors from Botticelli, Rosselli, Perugino, and Ghirlandaio and the most famous fresco of all – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

2. Rome: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Official Guided Tour

Skip the ticket line and gain fast access to both the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Once inside, meet your guide who will conduct your tour and reveal the intriguing story behind the seminal design. Enter the Pio Clementino Museum and get up close to the astonishing classical Roman and Greek sculptures, before walking through to the Gallery of the Candelabras which is populated with majestic marble structures throughout. Continue on to see the 40 maps frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the hanging renaissance artworks at Gallery of the Tapestries, and the four Raphael Rooms. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.

Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter's

3. Rome: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel Tour and St. Peter's

Take a guided tour of the extensive papal collection of statues, artifacts, and paintings by some of the world’s most distinguished artists in the endless corridors of the Vatican Museums. See work by historic cartographers in the Gallery of the Maps, admire the Gallery of the Candelabras and more. Enter the Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s acclaimed masterpiece. Afterward, explore St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace without a guide. Discover highlights include Bernini's high altar and the stunning "La Pieta" by Michelangelo.

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica

4. Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Basilica

Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with an expert guide. Walk through the Vatican galleries and explore the largest art collections in the world admiring the gem of the Vatican. Once inside the Vatican Museums, follow your guide to the Pio Clementino Museum. Discover the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and the Belvedere Courtyard. The next stop will be the Sistine Chapel, where you will get to admire and immerse yourself in the frescoes masterpiece of Michelangelo, such as the Creation of Adam and the Last Judgement.

Vatican Skip-the-line ticket

5. Vatican Skip-the-line ticket

Enjoy extra time to view the largest collection of artwork at the Vatican Museums with these skip-the-line tickets. The Gallery of the Tapestries is accessible by foot from the Round Room. You can find the renowned Gallery of the Maps as well as the Belvedere and Pinecone Courtyards. Danti's topographical charts of Italy from 1583 are all throughout this room. You may view the Greek Cross Hall, the Gallery of the Statues, the Hall of the Muses, and other works by centuries-spanning painters by perusing the Pio Clementino Museum. Explore the Carriage Pavilion's magnificent collection of former ceremonial carriages. Visit the Raphael Rooms to take in the Vatican's treasures. Enjoy the spaces of the Vatican Museum and the magnificent High Renaissance paintings inside. Observe the Sistine Chapel, the most well-known structure in the world. Behold the exquisite frescoes by Botticelli, Rosselli, Perugino, and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, which is the most well-known of them.

Rome: Early Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour w/ Basilica Ticket

6. Rome: Early Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour w/ Basilica Ticket

Choose this early Vatican entry ticket and get the best of your Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel visit. Be among the first visitors of the Vatican Museums and see Renaissance masterpieces and Roman sculptures with an art historian guide. You will be accompanied on your tour by a knowledgeable guide who will lead you through the numerous rooms of the Vatican Museums and answer your questions. Then spend some time inside the Sistine Chapel, admiring the Last Judgement and Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Your guide will explain its significance as you gaze at intricate frescoes and decorations. Then, head to St Peter's Basilica and have skip-the-line entry to avoid the queues. The passage to St Peter's Basilica won't be available on Wednesdays (due to the Pope's public audience) and in the occasion of religious celebrations inside the Basilica.

Rome: Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

7. Rome: Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

Join a guided tour in Rome to discover some of the most important masterpieces of the Greco-Roman world and of Renaissance art at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line entry tickets. Enter the Vatican Museums from the priority entrance, skipping the long waiting hours in the ticket line. Start the tour in the Courtyard of the Armor for a glimpse of the Vatican Gardens, and continue to the Courtyard of the Pine Cone located in the middle of the ancient papal buildings. Cross some rooms of the Belvedere Palace, the Pope’s former summer residence while nowadays home to the Pius Clementine Museum, which hosts important findings of Greco-Roman art, including the Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoön Group. Then, arrive at the 3 Galleries that take you to the papal apartments – the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries with works of the Flemish atelier of Peter Van Aelst on display, and the Gallery of Maps with frescoed maps of the Italian territory, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII. End the tour by witnessing 2 unmissable sites in the Vatican collection – Raphael’s Rooms in the apartment of Pope Julius II and the Sistine Chapel, where you can admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as the scenes from the Book of Genesis and The Last Judgement.

Rome: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb

8. Rome: Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with Dome Climb

Looking for an all-in-one Vatican tour that shows you the best Vatican City has to offer? Our unique 5-hour combo tour includes all the key elements for a rounded visit! Let us show you the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica, join us on a climb up the Dome, explores the Papal Crypts, and lastly skips the extensive lines at the Vatican to visit its imposing museums and its breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Our tour begins with a visit to the highest point of Vatican City. Enjoy an elevator ride and make the final climb up St. Peter’s iconic dome for an unforgettable view across the Vatican and Rome. A bit of fitness is required to go all the way to the top, but when in Rome.. we highly recommend it! Descending back to street level our guide will show you some of the St Peter's Basilica's highlights, such as the Baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the altar of St Peter. Our guide will be alongside of you to make sure no important site is left unseen before descending to the Papal Crypts. Making your way through the Crypts our guide will tell the stories of the ones laid to rest in this holy place and answer any questions you might have before proceeding onward to the Vatican Museums. Skipping the queues our guide will make sure your time is used wisely so you can explore the hallways of this magnificent museum with ease. After visiting some of the Museum's highlights such as Raphael's Rooms, the Courtyard and the famous Gallery of the Maps, we'll continue to what for many is the highlight of their visit - the Sistine Chapel. As many operators don't include a guided visit of St Peters, our combo tour including unique dome climb access is a must when visiting the eternal city!

Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

9. Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and gain access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Exchange your voucher for an entrance ticket at the meeting point, then explore the museums at your own pace. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca, built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI. Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino, including the Hall of Animals set up under Pope Pius VI. Go to the Vatican Biblioteque, or wander among dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps, and discover the Raphael Rooms in the pope’s private chambers. A undoubted highlight is the legendary Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes are on full display. Delve into early history at the Etruscan Museums, and enjoy the museum facilities, including a restaurant to break up the day. You are free to spend as long as you want in the museums, providing time to see the best of one of the largest art collections in the world.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets & Guided Tour

10. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets & Guided Tour

Explore the wonderful papal collections whilst visiting the Vatican Museums with an expert Tour Guide. You will use a priority entrance so there will be no need to wait in line. Once inside you will be provided with entrance tickets and headsets to listen to your Tour Guide clearly. Your Tour will begin with the visit of the terrace that overviews St. Peter's Dome, great for pictures, you will also learn about the history and the making behind the amazing Basilica. Your journey will continue outdoors to visit the magnificent Pinecone-courtyard, named after the outstanding 13-foot high bronze pine cone dated back to the 1st-century B.C. After some fresh air, you will discover the beauties of the Museum Pio-Clementino, housing breathtaking ancient Roman sculptures and the very famous statue of Laocoön and His Sons. Discovered in the early 1500's this marvellous piece of art is said to have been the main inspiration of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Your journey will continue through time visiting "Torso del Belvedere", "The Round Hall" and outstanding decorative mosaics. Explore the amazing Galleries, enhanced by Tapestries and 120-meter's of geographical maps leading you to the Sistine Chapel. Once inside the Sistine Chapel you will have the time to admire the beautiful frescos by Michelangelo before entering ST. Peter's Basilica. Your Tour Guide will have explained to you the fun facts behind the creation of " The Last Judgment " and point amount some very particular details that you surely would have missed without an expert with you! Enjoy the rest of your day visiting the biggest basilica in the world at your own pace. If the Sistine Chapel is considered the highest level of Michelangelo's work in terms of painting, inside St. Peter's Basilica you will find the equivalenti in terms of sculpture: " The Pietà ". The Basilica is also home to Bernini's " Baldacchino" and a second underground level where you can explore all the tombs of the Popes from these past century's.

Available activities

22 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 2

Other Sightseeing Options in Museo Pio Clementino

Want to discover all there is to do in Museo Pio Clementino? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Museo Pio Clementino

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14,197 reviews

Highly recommend paying for a guided tour rather than just “Skip the Line” pass. You can only really experience the Vatican Museums with a knowledgeable Vatican guide and it also allows you direct access to St Peter’s (no queuing). Our guide Maria was passionate and informative. A highlight was her taking our group down to the Popes’ Crypts and seeing Pope Benedict’s tomb. We would never have experienced that without her.

Paolo is absolutely fantastic! Such a likable man. We are so glad to have met him. He’s clearly passionate and it shows that he’s doing something he enjoys. He was very engaging with our entire group, young & old. Both my husband and I found this tour with Paolo the favorite part of our 4 days in Rome.

Посещали музеи Ватикана с гидом Надеждой. Очень всё понравилось, в том числе благодаря нашему гиду и ее профессионализму! В назначенное время без проблем нашли нашего гида и следовали ее рекомендациям в процессе экскурсии.

ILY was our tour guide and she was amazing! She gave us so much information with a load of humour and really made the 3hours special. I would highly recommend this tour and especially with ILY.

amazing tour with an absolute gentleman of a guide ,very knowledgeable and interesting