Hello Diana and Ziners, I was in Rome in November and
December of 2002. I had to meet my small group tour in the
morning before the Vatican Museum opened. At that time the
line waiting for the opening was down around the block-- a
long one. However, it did not take too long to get in.
Security is quite efficient. I was last in Rome in May,
2004. We met the same tour in the afternoon, and the line
was just as long. Again it did not take too long to get in.
The Museum hours change according to the season so you might
want to check that before you go. If you are taking the
ship's transportation to Rome, they should know the times.
Enjoy my favorite city when you are there and when you are
planning. Joan in Illinois