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Vatican Christmas Season Masses

By November 16, 2012

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Going to a mass presided over by the Pope at Saint Peter's Basilica is a highlight of a visit to Rome during Christmas season. Because these masses are so popular, tickets are required, and should be reserved in advance. While the tickets are free, reserving them can be a hassle. Select Italy recently added Vatican mass ticket booking for these special masses at Saint Peter's Basilica:

  • December 1: First Vespers of Advent
  • December 24: Christmas Eve Mass
  • December 31: New Year's Eve Vespers
  • January 1: New Year's Day Mass
  • January 6: Feast of the Epiphany Mass

The Pope holds regular Papal Audiences on Wednesdays. These tickets are also free but Papal Audience Tickets can also be booked through Select Italy for a fee.

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November 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm
(1) trionfale says:

I don’t really see why anyone should have to pay an agency a fee when these events, incl audiences, are free. See the pages of the Prefecture of the Papal Household:
http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/index_en.html Events are listed by month and all the information you need to reserve tickets is on the site pages.

November 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm
(2) goitaly says:

People who make the reservations themselves do not have to pay an agency fee. Some people prefer to have a professional take care of making the reservations for them, in that case they pay a fee.

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