Waiting for the New Pope: Online Tickets for Vatican Museums Still Available Despite Sistine Chapel Closing for Upcoming Conclave.

Select Italy announces that Sistine Chapel will remain closed until further notice and reminds Rome-bound travelers that tickets for the reminder of the Vatican Museums are still available at Selectitaly.com

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While it may be disappointing for some tourists to miss the Sistine Chapel, they are also given the rare opportunity to witness an unforgettable event, that being the election of a new pope.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 11, 2013

Chicago-based Destination Management Company and popular Web Travel Company specialized in Italian travel, Select Italy (http://www.selectitaly.com), announces that it will still offer online tickets to the Vatican Museums, despite the Sistine Chapel being closed to visitors in preparation for the Conclave being held on Tuesday, March 12th.

The closure of the Sistine Chapel to accommodate the forthcoming Conclave was announced on Tuesday March 5th and will continue until further notice. Select Italy relays this information from a direct transmission from the Vatican stating also that the rest of the Vatican museums will be open except for the Sistine Chapel, The Borgia Apartment and the Collection of Modern Religious Art. The company will be selling tickets and tours of the Vatican as usual.

“Many travelers inquire about when the museums are going to be open for the conclave. We are happy to say that they are always open and that Select Italy is here to assist them, ” says Martina Mirandola Mullen, Client Care Specialist. “While it may be disappointing for some tourists to miss the Sistine Chapel, they are also given the rare opportunity to witness an unforgettable event, that being the election of a new pope.”

The Vatican Museums are often underestimated by Roman travelers, who dash to see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and overlook the many masterpieces throughout the rest of the museums. These treasures showcase one of the finest collections of art on the planet, gathered over the last two millennia by some of the richest and most powerful people in the western world: the popes. For further insight, a privately-guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica can be booked on Select Italy's website.

To book tickets and tours of the Vatican Museums and for more information, visit Selectitaly.com or contact a Select Italy Consultant at 800.877.1755 or 001 312.664.4200 internationally.

Press contact:
Andrea Guglielmino
Select Italy
Toll-free: (877) 418-8870
pr(at)selectitaly(dot)com

About Select Italy
Select Italy is The Ultimate Source for Travel to Italy® and offers a wide array of superior Italian travel products and services, including customized itineraries, state-of-the-art tours and packages, wedding/honeymoon trips, unique culinary classes, a complete pre-departure ticketing service for museums and musical events, private guided services, yacht charters, transportation, hotel reservations, villa bookings and more. Through a vast network of suppliers and cultural contacts, anything and everything you need for optimum Italian travel -- and now Croatian travel, too – is possible at Select Italy. Based in Chicago with an office in New York and representatives in Italy, in 2010 Select Italy opened a full-service branch in Shanghai, China.


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