Metal Detectors & Storage Units




  • At the Vatican, the Security Check is nothing like traveling to the US or UK! Shoes, belts, glasses, even most jewelery can remain ON! Generally, I put everything in my pockets in my bag (wallet, keys, phone, camera) and slide that through the X-Ray machine. Then you walk through the metal detector, and that's it! A pretty quick and painless process overall. Then you're ready to be amazed in the Sistine Chapel! Happy touring.


  • If you're touring the Vatican on rainy day, do not bring the classic long umbrella- they won't let you take it in. A great option is to take a mini folding umbrella which are allowed in.
    Keep in mind that you can bring water into the Vatican in plastic bottles only- no glass is allowed in the Vatican

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