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How to Reach Sistine Chapel

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How to Reach Sistine Chapel

Rome’s greatest treasure, Sistine Chapel is one of the most historic places with a beautiful piece of art. About more than six million people visit this wonderful place annually. During the peak time, 2000 people can walk together in this chapel at a time. Clicking photographs and filming is strictly forbidden, but then also some people capture the beauty of Ceiling as controlling a huge crowd is not an easy task.

Taking a visit to Sistine Chapel

Visiting the Sistine Chapel is a memorable sightseeing the experience for visitors to Rome. Most of the visitors want to visit St. Peter's Square and Basilica in one day as they are next to each other. There are many transport options to travel the chapel. It is not as typical as you can arrive by Rome public bus, metro, cab or taxi and even by tram. Some special sightseeing buses also stop here. A full and proper visit of this Chapel can take up to 4 to 5 hours and one will be definitely tired after walking for such a long time. The entry ticket is valid for a day.

Some easy ways to reach the Chapel

If you are unable to find the right transport mean or searching about how to reach Sistine Chapel, here are some options in detail.

By Metro: The first and the easiest way to travel to the Sistine Chapel is by metro. You have to take Metro ‘A’ and have to get off at either the Ottaviano, Cipro, Musei Vaticani, or S. Pietro Station. Then, you can just travel by foot as the metro station is very close to the Chapel. The metro is a very reliable way, if compared to others. Metro starts early in the morning and you do not have to worry about traffic.

By Bus: Many bus lines operate to take you to Sistine Chapel. After getting off at the desired bus stand, it is just a 5-minute walk, which can be covered easily. A bus line numbered 49 stops at Vatican Museums’ Entrance.

By Taxi: You can also book a cab or taxi which is an easy task. It can cost a little higher but it is the most convenient way to travel. You can ask at your hotel’s reception for a booking. It is a good option if you are searching ways to reach Sistine Chapel.

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    The Sistine Chapel is open from Monday to Saturday, between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. The last ticket is sold at 3 pm.

    The tickets for adults are 16 Euro and for children are 8 Euro. The entry is free on the last Sunday of every month.

    The Sistine Chapel is located inside the Apostolic Palace – the official residence of the Pope – in Vatican City.

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