How to See the Pope in Rome
By Viator, June 2017
- Visit with a guide to ensure a good spot in a crowd of thousands. With reserved seating, you’ll get escorted through the throng of attendees to the best seats in the square. Plus, your guide takes care of your ticket reservations.
- Round out your Vatican experience on a tour that combines papal audience tickets with entry to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, so you can see Michelangelo’s Pieta, the Sistine Chapel, and the pope all in one day.
- Hear live commentary on the pope’s address, Vatican history, and the square’s Renaissance masterpieces on a small-group tour—with personal audio headsets, you won’t miss a word from your guide.
- Take a city walking tour to add famous sights like the Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, and Piazza del Popolo to your papal audience itinerary, then relax with included transportation back to your hotel.
- The papal audience is free to attend, but tickets must be reserved in advance and picked up in person in Rome. If you’re short on time, book a guided tour for guaranteed tickets without the hassle.
- The weekly Wednesday address typically begins around 10am and draws thousands of visitors. Show up three hours in advance or choose a tour with reserved seating if you want a good view.
- Leave your tank tops and flip-flops at home. Visitors are expected to dress conservatively during the papal address; women should cover their shoulders and men should wear long pants.
- Not here on a Wednesday? Follow a tour guide to the pope's Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square.
Tours & Tickets
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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)