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New (?) tip on getting into Sistine Chapel sans reservations, same day

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I went to St Peters without reservations, and like many others, I suspect, ended up in the Basilica line and the cupola line thinking it was a shortcut into the Vatican museums and the Sistine. It was the Basilica (great) and cupola line (great views), but not the museum shortcut. Leaving the Basilica, I went to the Information office next to the Post office in the square, just to ask how to get to the museums. She gave me directions, then asks " Would you like a reservation?" I said sure, what is the earliest? I can come back tomorrow morning... She says "How about today?" Really?! to get in and skip the line? "I have one in 20 minutes, then 2pm and 2:30.." Heck Yes! They charged 4 Euro extra, but it was well worth it! I got the reservation, stopped to get a bibite, and marched for 15 minutes by a long line of folks and walked right in. Separate security line, too. Saved me at least an hour, maybe two,.
Next time, I'll just go straight to the Sistine and the Vatican museums first, then the Basilica and Yes, it is really all they say it is. No photos though.

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