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The Cortile della Pigna: An Impressive Courtyard in the Vatican

Explore the Cortile della Pigna and receive free entrance with your Rome City Pass.

Big pine cone at the Cortile della Pigna

The Cortile della Pigna, also called Courtyard of the Pinecone, is a park in the middle of the Vatican. It is one of the three Courtyards of the Vatican and offers the possibility for visitors to take a break from visiting the museums.
They can relax here for a while before starting into a new museum. Furthermore visitors can look at the giant sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Courtyards of the Vatican and the Cortile della Pigna because your admission fee is already included in your Rome CIty Pass.

Opening hours Cortile della Pigna

Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm (Last admission 4pm)
Every last Sunday of the month: 9 am-2 pm (Last admission 12:30 pm)

The Cortile della Pigna is openend from Monday to Saturday from 9am until 6pm. The last entrance into the Vatican is at 4pm. Half an hour before the Vatican closes, you will have to leave the exhibitions.
For further information about the closing times and special schedules please visit the official website of the Vatican.  

Admission fee Cortile della Pigna

By booking the Rome City Pass you receive a ticket to the Vatican. This ticket allows you to get into the Cortile della Pigna without having to buy a ticket at the Vatican. Furthermore you can skip the line, so you do not have to wait in the long queue. 

Address Cortile della Pigna

Viale Vaticano
00165 Rom

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Direction Cortile della Pigna

Metro A to Cipro or Ottaviano, S. Pietro, Musei Vaticani
Bus 32, 81 or 982 to Piazza del Risorgimento
Bus 492 or 990 to Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni
Bus 49 to Viale Vaticano-Musei Vaticani
Tram: 19 to Piazza del Risorgimento 

You can take the train or the bus to get to the Vatican. Afterwards you just have to walk a few meters. Using the Rome City Pass to enter the Vatican has only advantages because a lot of attractions are free for you. 

Highlights Cortile della Pigna

  • one of the 3 Vatican Courtyards
  • relaxing area
  • another thing to do besides the museums

Near Cortile della Pigna

  • Vatican museums  
  • Kolosseum 
  • Forum Romanum 
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