General Papal Audience

A highly expected event by catholics faithful, who come from all over the world to meet Pope Francis, during the official Papal Audience that could be held in St. Peter's Square or in the Audience Hall. Being able to hear the words of the Holy Father and to see him so closely will be a great experience that will remain in your heart for a long time.

starting time

Starting time 7 15 am

starting time

Duration 2.30 hours


Multi-language Audio-guides

Tour highlights

  • Via della Conciliazione (Vatican city Wall)Via della Conciliazione (Vatican city Wall)
  • St. Peter’s Square St. Peter’s Square 
  • General Papal Audience General Papal Audience 
  • Daily ticket Hop on Hop off tour includedDaily ticket Hop on Hop off tour included

Multilingual Audio-guides:

Italian English Spanish French
Meeting point


At 7 14 am in Via della Conciliazione, 40 (Caffè San Pietro)

Tour description

In the Catholic Church, the term General Audience indicates a particular form of audience with the Pope. It is open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Since it was introduced, the popes have always maintained it, becoming a very useful and appreciated form of meeting of the faithful with the pontiff.

The papal audience can be held in St. Peter's Square, or in the Audience Hall, also called Aula Nervi, depending on the season, weather conditions, and the number of participants.

The meeting point for this tour will be at 7.45 in Via della Conciliazione 40, where you are going to meet our professional local guide, who will give you more information about the audience, meeting place and time, before entering St. Peter’s square and starting the hearing.

This tour also includes a daily ticket for our Hop on Hop off bus.


  • Local guideLocal guide
  • Entrance to General AudienceEntrance to General Audience
  • free DAILY TICKET Hop on hop off panoramic busfree DAILY TICKET Hop on hop off panoramic bus

Not included:

  • pick up and drop off to the hotelpick up and drop off to the hotel
  • Seats guaranteedSeats guaranteed

Things to know

The tour is available every Wednesday, in the morning, the day of the Papal Audience.

Duration: about 2,5 hours. 

This tour will not take place from July to August, March 13th, November 1st, December 25th 26th and 29th.

The Holy See may cancel certain dates of the hearing.

Before entrance you will pass the metal detector check; metal objects are not allowed.

Bottles, glass, alcoholic drinks, and spay are not allowed inside. 

Entrance to churches requires appropriate dress code (no shorts, no miniskirts or uncovered shoulders).

Bags and luggage are not allowed.

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