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Reduced price tickets for Vatican Museums

I will be in Rome for 3days in April with my family. 3 granddaughters aged 14, 18, and 20. I have reduced price tickets for them. What documentation do I need for the 18 and 20 year olds for the reduced price ticket? The 18 yr old is still in high school and the 20 yr old is in college. Is a school id sufficient? Has anyone had experience with this for the Vatican and/or other museums in Italy?

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Here is the information directly from the Vatican Museum Site.

"Reduced tickets are for children aged between 6 and 18 years old (18 years old included). Reduced tickets are also for students up to 25 years of age on presentation of a student identity card or an International Student Card on the day of the visit."
It sounds to me as if you will need passports to prove age (if asked) for the younger two and a passport and student ID card from her University for the 20 year old.

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Yes, their passports should always be with them (or with you) for proof of age, and the 18 and 20 year-olds should have their student IDs with them as well. Do be aware that the older two may not quality for discounts at museums which may only offer them to EU citizens aged 18-25 or similar.

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Thank you for the responses. Yes, I am aware that some reduced price tickets for 18-25 year olds are only good for EU citizens. I was mainly wondering about the school ids. Sometimes they can be so generic. I was curious if anyone had actual experience with them being accepted or rejected.