Vatican Rules & Regulations

• Please dress appropriately. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.

• Visitors to the Sistine Chapel are expected to maintain absolute silence.

• The Vatican Museums strongly discourage the use of mobile phones and it is entirely forbidden in the Sistine Chapel.

• One can take photographs in the Vatican Museums for personal use. However, flash photography is prohibitted. Also, no photography is allowed in the Sistine Chapel.

• The use of tripods, stands and professional photography equipment is not allowed

• Smoking is strictly prohibited on the Vatican grounds. This includes e-cigarettes as well.

• The use of laser pointers is prohibited inside the museum.

• The use of amplified microphone and speaking on loudspeaker is not permitted.

• The use of amplified microphone and speaking on loudspeaker is not permitted.

• Pets are not allowed inside the museum complex, except guide dogs for the blind that are equipped with a muzzle and lead.

• Consumption of food and beverages of any kind (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) is strictly prohibitted in the exhibition space.

• Umbrellas, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, banners and signs of any type must all be left in the cloakroom.

• Visitors are required to leave all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks in the cloakroom.

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