The Unofficial Guide to the Vatican Museums

Customer reviews:
“Do not go to the Vatican's museums without seeing this app before.” – Manuel Seda

“We used this app for the Sistine chapel. With the dramatic music and close up pics to enhance the narrative, I was moved to tears hearing about the history and meaning of each art piece” – Dghbxruojj

“Simply the best app for the Vatican Museums. There might even be another app more complete, but not as good as this one. Its breathtaking!!!“ – V.M.N.A

“It is absolutely worth paying for. Better than an audio guide, because you have text and pictures as well! I loved it! One of the best apps I have ever had.” – Jeroandris


• Image Recognition for artworks (like Shazam!)
• Points of Interest with GPS coordinates for Apple Maps
• 120 minutes of storytelling in high quality audio
• Earphones functions: Play/Pause, Rew, FF, Tap for texts
• Background audio playback
• No internet required for audio playback and image recognition
• Search engine for artwork or artists.
• Suggested route video
• Keep track: save your favorites artworks

Image recognition for museums
Download the Unofficial guide to the Vatican Museums App, launch it by tapping on "Scan" and frame the artwork as if you wanted to take a photo. The artwork is immediately recognized, just like magic, without the need for an internet connection.

Photos, audios and videos reinvented audio-guides, giving them the feel of “Cinema” with movie-style music and narration by American voice actors dramatically enhancing the storytelling process.
The most important artworks allows visitors to be involved by listening to audio guides and a photo gallery to comment on the artwork.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED website has received considerable recognition and international awards during recent years and has been featured in several magazines and TV shows such as:
- The Oprah Winfrey Show
- BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
- UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
- Venice department of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage
- RAI (Italian public Television)
- RSI (Swiss public Television)
- Winner of SMAU Mob App Award 2012
- Yahoo!
- El Pais
- El Mundo

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What’s New

Version 4.8

Fixed a bug with iOS 13.1

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Pelagios ,

Should be called Sistine Chapel Tour

This should really be called the Sistine Chapel Tour, because that's where all the content is. The chapel is covered in good detail, but the rest of the museums are left with very superficial content. Some sections have no commentary at all, others just a few words of text. Some parts are missing altogether, including two entire museums that come after the chapel.

It's a great shame, because the app itself is really well executed.

In summary, nice looking app, and while it's discounted it's probably worth the cash for the chapel. But 90% of the museums are not explained, so you're better off spending a couple of dollars more and getting the very detailed and much more comprehensive audio guide provided by the museum itself.

Gbbgdssdfgf ,

Vatican app

Used this app during a recent visit to the Vatican museums. Despite not being able to follow the planned route due to closures of certain sections of the museum, we found it to be very informative. The Sistine chapel information was particularly impressive and drew much interest from other visitors as we looked at the close ups of each part of the chapel. A much cheaper and informative alternative to the audio guide offered by the museum.

MadManimal ,

Could do more

A well executed app that skips most of the museum to focus on the Sistine chapel. What is there is really well done but at £4.99 you would hope for more detail and information in the other areas.

Hopefully an update would include this. Until them 3 stars.


ComPart Multimedia srl
63.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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