I will be traveling to Rome with a friend for Easter 2016 (25th March – 30th March). We would like to be able to visit the Vatican to see the art and St. Peters Basilica (not for religious purposes, but as a tourist attraction).
What day would give us the best chance of getting in and being able to visit the basilica and maybe also the Sistine Chapel? I suppose we should wait until after Sunday, but is it open to visitors on the Monday or Tuesday after Easter? Are there times that the area is less crowded?
I realize Easter is not the best time to visit the Vatican as a non-religious tourist, but we booked our flights without realising that was Easter weekend. I should also mention that since we are from Argentina we probably won't get another chance to visit soon.