We are visiting Rome in a few weeks and have used this forum a great deal to answer many of our questions.
One we still can't quite figure out is what is the fastest way to get into the Vatican museum in the morning. Specifically, we know we can book tickets through the museum itself. But a little confused since the museum website seems to indicate it opens at 9:00 am, but when I go to purchase tickets it is giving me 8:30 as an option. Does that mean we can actually enter at 8:30 or we can just in line to enter at 8:30 so that we can get it as soon as it opens at 9:00?
Also we found a third-party tour through viator that indicates that for a "upgrade fee" the tour starts at 8:10. Can not tell who gives the tour and if we really get into the museum early or it just starts early.
Again, sorry if this has been answered in another post (did not see this exact question), but basically would like understand our options before making reservations.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.