The special proposal of exclusive entry at 6 a.m. to perform with the “clavigero” or key keeper of the Museums the solemn rite of opening the doors and switching on the lights. The ancient iron keys will solemnly open, one after the other, the countless doors, from the monumental entrance to the sacred door to the Sistine Chapel. The visit will conclude with a hearty breakfast in the bistrot of the Courtyard of the Pinecone.
The tour is conducted by an educational guide authorised by Vatican City State.
Itinerary of “Out of hours” guided tour Good Morning Vatican Museums – Private: monumental entrance to the Museums (opening of the doors and entry), Atrium of the Four Gates, Simonetti Staircase, Pio Clementino Museum (opening of the doors), Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries (switching on of the lights), Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael Rooms (opening of the doors to the first Room), Saint Pius V Staircase, Sistine Chapel (opening of the doors, switching on of the lights, moment of contemplation and reflection), Courtyard of the Pinecone (breakfast).
After breakfast it is possible – upon request and payment – to continue the visit with a guided tour of the Museums.
N.B. The itinerary and access to the sectors indicated above may be subject to variations or cancellations due to unexpected activities or events of the Holy See or Vatican City State.