WelCom February 2021
The Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, will reopen on 1 February 2021, after being closed for 88 days due to coronavirus restrictions – the longest closure since World War II.
The world-famous collections will open their doors to the public from Monday to Saturday, but visitors must pre-book tickets and will be given timed entry slots.
Italy was the first European country to face the full force of the pandemic early in 2020. A nationwide lockdown, the collapse of the tourist trade and widespread closures since then have plunged the economy in a deep recession, while almost 88,000 people with the virus have died.