Extraordinary opening of the Scala Santa

The original marble steps now accessible 11 April 2019Pontifical Shrine of the Scala Santa, Rome On Thursday 11 April, the Scala Santa of the Pontifical Shrine in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano (Rome), […]

Night Openings 2019Night Openings 2019

26 April – 25 October 2019Vatican Museums On Friday26April the 2019 edition of the special night openings of the Vatican Museums will begin, offering until 25October a unique experience in terms of atmosphere, artistic […]

Spend a Sunday at the Villas of Castel Gandolfo!

April – October 2019 From April to October, with the exception of the months of July and August, the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will welcome visitors also on a […]

Preserving the Sistine Chapel Is a Never-Ending Task. See Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos of What It Takes

“Preventative conservation” is the key to keeping the ceiling looking fresh. Sarah Cascone, March 28, 2019 Artnet News In the 1980s, the Vatican famously began an extensive restoration of […]

Worn marble steps of Holy Stairs to be uncovered for public to climb

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the […]

New look at the ancient

Two sarcophaguses of the Pius-Christian Museum from restoration and digitalization Thursday 28 March 2019 | 04.00 p.m.Conference Hall, Vatican Museums “New look at the ancient. Two sarcophaguses of […]


Il San Girolamo dei Musei Vaticani 22 March – 22 June 2019Braccio di Carlo Magno On the occasion of the celebrations for the five-hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da […]

Museums at Work

Representing the Mistery of the Trinity The restoration of the Interlandi “Throne of Grace” 22 March – 8 June 2019Room XVII, Pinacoteca On 22 March, on the occasion of the […]

An even more special Sunday at the Vatican Museums

31 March 2019 From 31 March, the by-now historic extraordinary free-of-charge opening on the last Sunday of the month will enable citizens and tourists from all over the […]

Tuesday 9 April Via Crucis in the Vatican

Delayed opening 9 April 2019 As is by now customary, in the time of Lent, on Tuesday 9 April the Vatican Museums, joining with all the Church who follows the Lord […]