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Raphael's Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello)
Raphael's Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello)

Raphael's Rooms (Stanze di Raffaello)

Open Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm
Viale Vaticano, Vatican City, 00120

The Basics

The frescoes adorning Raphael’s Rooms were originally commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 1500s; Pope Leo X continued the commission after Julius' death in 1513 and, when Raphael died just seven years later, artists from his studio completed the frescoes.

The Vatican Museums, home to the Raphael Rooms, are the most visited attraction in Rome, so booking a guided tour with skip-the-line access in advance is a must. Tickets to the Vatican Museums include entry to Raphael’s Rooms. A small-group tour offering early-morning access before the museums are open to the general public is an excellent way to enjoy Raphael's works in relative peace. Many Vatican tours include Raphael's Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and other highlights of the Vatican Museums—along with St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
$37.02 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Magical Vatican
Definitely going back to Vatican. Own time is not sufficient to see it all! Masterpieces in row. Also really convenient that we skipped the line having reserved our ticket in advance. Helpful the escort till the entrance of the museum. Saved us time waiting in sizzling hot Rome in august
Io_C, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Magical Vatican
Io_C, Aug 2022
Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
Definitely going back to Vatican. Own time is not sufficient to see it all! Masterpieces in row. Also really convenient that we skipped the line having reserved our ticket in advance. Helpful the escort till the entrance of the museum. Saved us time waiting in sizzling hot Rome in august
star-5
Vatican tour... a must see!!
Glenn_G, Aug 2022
Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
Absolutely amazing to visit the Vatican. So much history and culture. To see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Bascilica we're breathless.
star-4
Wonderful tour.
John_L, Aug 2022
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms
Tour guide was good , polite and attentive to our experience Moreover she was very knowledgeable and friendly.
star-5
Loved it!
JoAnn_C, Aug 2022
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms
Huge! Gorgeous! Wonderful! Lots of surprises! The guide was well informed and personable. Wonderful works of art. Sculptures, tapestries, paintings
star-5
Great no-your option
Claire_a, Aug 2022
Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
Very easy way to get fast access to the Vatican without having to fuss over lines and tickets. Would recommend
star-4
Great experience
Justine_O, Jul 2022
Skip the line & tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms
We really enjoyed learning about all the art in the Vatican museum, Rafael rooms, and Sistine chapel. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice, and she even had a background in art history! Fair warning: it is VERY hot in the summer if you're visiting and only some rooms have air conditioning.
star-5
Oscar was a great tour...
Ruby_B, Jul 2022
Private Vatican Experience with Sistine Chapel & Raphael's Rooms
Oscar was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and humorous! We would recommend this tour of the Vatican, so worth it!
star-5
good tour for the value, vatican is just always super busy and hard for big groups to move around
starla_w, Aug 2022
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms
i definitely feel that you could do the vatican without a guide, the tour guide did provide thoughtful insights into the pieces, the vatican was super busy when I went, so I felt a bit rushed, but that wasn't necessarily because of the tour guide/operator, good tour and definitely worth it to skip the line and have the tickets already bought for you
star-5
Nice tour
LeeAnne_O, Aug 2022
Skip the Line: Vatican Museum + Sistine Chapel Tour or Ticket with Raphael Rooms
Nice tour if you are looking to spend around 4 hours in the Vatican area to see the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s and museums
star-5
Exceptional Experience
Reem_A, Aug 2022
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms
Our tour guide was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The 3 hour tour felt like 30 mins, that is how great it was!
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Patrick_V, Jul 2022
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael rooms
The Vatican tour was breathtaking from beginning to end. The tour guide was wonderful. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Raphael rooms. Simply stunning.
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Vatican and Sistine chapel tour
Amelia_G, Jun 2022
Skip The Line Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms Tour Limited Spots
Amazing! Too much info that we need to learn. The tapestries were so amazing. Excellent tour guide Updated information Not expecting Sistine chapel is not quiet.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Vatican Museums have notoriously long lines; it is imperative that you book tickets in advance. Tickets to the Vatican Museums include entry to Raphael’s Rooms.

  • Attire covering shoulders and knees are required to enter certain areas of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

  • There is a security check to enter the museums, and pocket knives, corkscrews, and umbrellas are banned.

  • You can check large backpacks, umbrellas, and luggage in the free cloakroom.

  • The Vatican Museums and Raphael’s Rooms are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Vatican Museums complex is in Vatican City. The nearest metro station is Ottaviano along line A, about a 5-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The Vatican is busiest in summer, when skip-the-line tickets or a private tour guide are recommended. Though the museums are less crowded during winter, they can still fill up around midday, so join a private tour in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds. The museum’s opening hours apply to Raphael’s Rooms.

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Raphael’s Rooms by Name

The Room of the Segnatura (Stanza della Segnatura) was the first to be decorated and contains Raphael's most famous painting, The School of Athens. The other rooms, also decorated with scenes inspired by both religious and political history, are known as The Room of Constantine (Stanza di Costantino), Heliodorus (Stanza di Eliodoro), and Fire in the Borgo (Stanza dell'Incendio del Borgo).

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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