Vatican museum tickets will be for sale online


The governor of the Vatican City State, Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, has announced that starting June 1, tickets for the Vatican museums will be available for purchase online at

Cardinal Lajolo explained that as of January 1 of this year, the museum’s doors are now open an extra two hours per day, and that officials are studying the possibility of opening a new entrance to the museum to improve the flow of visitors.
Officials are also considering the construction of a new wing, probably underground, which will be dedicated to contemporary art.  “This would be an ambitious and difficult project due to the small amount of space available,” the cardinal said, adding that the Vatican City government is seeking sponsors for the project in North America.”