Among Rome places to visit, the Vatican Museums are certainly a must see. In fact, you can find them in the itinerary of the Vatican City Tours carried out by our Transfers Rome drivers. If the museum rooms and the Pontifical Galleries are already wonderful during the day, they are even more so under the moonlight. From May until 25th July and from 5th September to 21st October 2014, every Friday night from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM it will be possible to book a guided night tour of the Vatican Museums. The entrance closes at 09:30 PM (the guided tour takes about 2 hours) and you must book online through the official website of the museum. For these night openings, there have also been organized cultural events and concerts, which are part of the music festival “Il Bello da Sentire” (for visits that include the concerts, the entrance will be at 06:00 PM). Visual and sculptural arts blend with music, performed by young talents of the musical scene in the rooms of the museum of the Popes: a magical experience. Over 20 night appointments at the Vatican Museums are planned on the calendar.
To reach all Rome places to visit 24/7, it’s possible to book the chauffeur-driven car-hire services offered by the company Transfers Rome. Even during the evening, you will travel in complete safety, because your private driver will be waiting for you in front of the hotel to take you to the Vatican Museums, and then he’ll be just outside of the museum ready to take you back to the hotel or to take you on an evocative Rome by Night Tour.
The best places to visit in Rome
During the night openings of the Vatican Museums, you’ll also be able to visit the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Upper Galleries, Raphael’s Rooms, the Borgia Apartment (only selected rooms), the Collection of Modern Religious Art and of course the Sistine Chapel (you can always see it at the end of your visit). Just for this time, there will be open to the public the Rooms of St. Pius V, in which are preserved medieval and renaissance ceramics and ancient Roman micro-mosaics. For online bookings of the guided tours, for information about the ticket prices and for the detailed program of the festival “Il Bello da Sentire”, we suggest visiting the website www.museivaticani.va. If you plan on going to the capital during your summer holidays, you can’t miss the opportunity to see the Vatican Museums after sunset. Other Rome places to visit worth seeing by night that we recommend are the Colosseum and the Imperial Fora, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona.