This year all the citizens of Rome and visitors to this wonderful city will have the chance to admire something very unique. For the first time the Nativity will be made entirely of sand! 700 tons of sand has been transported from Jesolo (near Venice) to Rome and 4 artists from around the World will work to erect a huge pyramid.
Also, the 21meters high three has been donated to the Pope from the City of Pordenone (close to Trieste) and it will be lit on the 8th of December.
The St Peter’s will be adorned by this beautiful Nativity scene until the 13th of January.
During the Christmas time the Vatican Museums, as usual, will be closed for Holidays, therefore please check before planning your visit.
On the 24th December the last entrance to the Vatican Museums will be at 1.30pm instead of 4pm. Also, keep in mind that on that day is usually very busy and your experience might be affected by long delays at the security check.
On the 25th and the 26th December the Vatican Museums will be closed.
During the end of the Christmas week, from the 27th until the 29th December, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel will be open from 9am to 4pm (from 8am for those who booked the Early Vatican Tour with privileged access or Early Vatican Tour).
On the 31st December the closure of the Vatican Museums will be anticipated at 1.30pm and also on this day some delays are expected as the following day the (1st of January) the site will be closed for
Book your tours in advance and make your experience enjoyable!