(ZENIT News / Vatican City, 07.11.2023).- On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Vatican Museums Office will open the new entrance to the famous Via Triumphalis Necropolis. Access to the archaeological site will be possible directly from the Puerta de Santa Rosa [Saint Rose Door], the monumental entrance to Vatican City State, which faces the Piazza Risorgimento.
Visits to the Necropolis, which up to now were always combined with visits to the Vatican Museums, have become increasingly popular over the years. Hence the decision to rationalize the entrance procedures, reserving an exclusive and independent access to the archaeological site, including for solitary visitors.
Therefore, beginning November 17, it will be possible to access directly the famous archaeological area of the Necropolis by Via Triumphalis, to discover the fascinating “Life and Death in the Rome of the Caesars.” In view, also, of the important appointment with the forthcoming Jubilee, the Governorate of Vatican City State is promoting for individuals the new experience of a guided visit to the Necropolis, which will be added to the rich cultural offer managed by the Vatican Museums, confirming for those with more available time the already appreciated combined proposals: Museums & Necropolis or Vatican Gardens & Necropolis.
The visits, currently programmed on Fridays and Saturdays, can be exclusively reserved online in the Vatican Museums’ official site.