June in Rome: the best time to visit and to avoid crowds at the Colosseum and the Vatican
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Few things have changed in the last month regarding the Colosseum and Roman Forum. If you prefer getting around the archaeological site on your own, make sure you get your tickets in advance. The online reservations are sold out for most of the month. Therefore, the only solution is to get your own tickets at the entrance of the Roman Forum, at the Colosseum or at the gate of the Palatine Hill. Directly at the desk of these three sites, from now on, it won’t be possible to get tickets for more than 1 person (you can get the ticket only for your self). Only the licensed guides, that have a dedicated cash desk, can get more than one ticket and they will be assigned the first available entrance time to the Colosseum.
This means that this year it won’t be possible to enter the Colosseum at any time. You will be allowed to enter the Colosseum only at the time that will be assigned to you at the moment of the ticket purchase. Pointless to say “early bird…”
Colosseum and Roman Forum June 2019
On the 2nd of June is the Republic Day in Italy and Via
On the 5th and the 29th of June the entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum will be free of charge. The security checks are sometimes very long, therefore plan your visit preferably early in the morning. Both sites open at 8.30am. You will still need to collect your free tickets at the cash desk.
The Belvedere section of the Colosseum will reopen in June and again the visitors will have the chance to purchase the tour or a special ticket to climb to the very top of the Colosseum.
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, June 2019
As usual, the opening hours of the Vatican Museums will be from
The only closure of the Vatican Museums will be on the 29th June, the St Paul’s and St Peter’s Day. The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, as every year, will be closed throughout the whole day.
The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays and only on the last Sunday of the month, as usual, the access to these sites will be free of charge. The opening hours on the “Free Sunday” is from 9am and 12.30pm.
The Pope’s Angelus is confirmed for every Sunday except for the 2nd and the 16th June. For the St Paul’s and St Peter’s
The Pope’s Audience, taking place every Wednesday, is confirmed for the 5th, the 12th, the 19th
On Sunday 9th June, the Papal Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost will take place at
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