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On Wednesdays and Saturdays the Vatican Museums offer free guided Tours for the Deaf in Italian Sign Language (LIS). Visits are conducted by deaf didactic guides who have received specialised training in the Vatican Museums.

The formation of deaf didactic guides not only enlarges the range of guided tours offered by the Vatican Museums, responding to the needs of hospitality and accessibility by these visitors, but they also wish to encourage the professional autonomy of deaf persons.

Video in LIS language



  • Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel
    An itinerary through Renaissance Art in Rome through its protagonists, Raphael and Michelangelo, and their masterpieces exhibited in the Vatican Apostolic Apartments.

  • Pio-Clementine Museum and Sistine Chapel
    An itinerary that brings together sculpture and painting, from the famous classical statues, such as the famous Laocoonte group to the masterpieces of painting from the 1400s and from the 1500s in the Sistine Chapel.

Useful Information...

  • Admission tickets and guided tours for the deaf are free of charge. One free ticket is granted to an accompanying person.
  • Two different itineraries are available and the duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours.
  • The guided tours are conducted entirely in sign language.
  • A guide can accompany up to a maximum of 15 visitors.
  • The Museums are also accessible to visitors who do not use sign language. In this case a guide can accompany up to a maximum of 7 visitors.
  • Tours are available: Wednesday: from 15.00 to 17.00, Saturday: from 12.00 to 14.00, from 15.00 to 17.00, Fryday Night Opening.
  • Booking is mandatory.
  • How to book: send an e-mail to visitedidattiche.musei@scv.va (indicating the type of visit required: "Tours in Italian Sign Language LIS) or phone + 39 06 69883145 - + 39 06 69884676 - + 39 06 69884947.


For information

Office for Public Relations

Tel. + 39 06 69883145 - + 39 06 69884676 - + 39 06 69884947