For several years now the Vatican Museums have been open to the public on Friday evenings from May through October, except for the month of August, when most Italians take their vacations. These nights are different from the usual Vatican Museum tours in that they offer glimpses into areas not necessarily included in regular tours as well as musical performances by some of Italy’s most talented artists.
Even if you have already toured the museums with a tour group, we recommend you try adding this to your trip to Rome. Most tour groups have evenings free, so rather than hang around your hotel why not get out and sample something you may never see again. Viewing the magnificent works of art along with hearing wonderful concerts make a combination that is hard to beat.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. You can find out more information by clicking on the official Vatican Museums website here.