On the museum itinerary, there is the Sistine Chapel, with the roof covered by Michelangelo, while on Fridays and Saturdays visitors can have an aperitif at sunset in the Vatican courtyard, also by reservation.
Ticket sales and proceeds from the sale of souvenirs are a significant source of income for the Holy See.
Visitors were offered an open bus tour through the Vatican gardens, and on weekends the public will be able to visit the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, a mountain town near Rome.
This Sunday, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem also reopens, which was built on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
Leaders of the three confessions that share the site today announced in a statement that entry will be limited to 50 people on each visit, wearing a mask and keeping a distance of two meters, and should avoid touching or kissing stones and other objects in the sacred place.