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Città del Vaticano | Vatican City

Vatican City

(Civitas Vaticana)
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  • Shore Excursions Group
    "Vatican City is home to the Vatican Museum"(8 Tips)
    Oliver S.
    "Home to the Sistine Chapel"(6 Tips)
    "very beautiful museum,square and the saint peters basilica!"(5 Tips)
    Runway Digital
    "A Beautiful view of Rome from Space..."(9 Tips)
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  • Shore Excursions Group
    Shore Excursions GroupAugust 22, 2012
    Vatican City is home to the Vatican Museum, which is made up of over one thousand rooms and galleries containing a multitude of amazing treasures collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Read more
  • Başak E.
    Başak EkinciJuly 17, 2013
    TheState's too small but there's so much history&so many things to do.Get here early to ensure u've plenty of time as we had to be quick during the trip to TheVaticanCity. There's so much to see.
  • Jelle V.
    Jelle Van den EedeFebruary 5, 2015
    Smallest country in the world. Something you can cross off your bucket list ;) make sure you visit the dome in the st pieters church for an epic Vatican skyline view! ( first door on the right)
  • Fikri S.
    Fikri SKDecember 9, 2016
    For malaysian, spare 1 day just for this spot n be prepared to walk thousand steps. They have vatican museum n st peter basilica. Inside museum is sistine chapel. Buy ticket from reliable operator
  • Konstantina
    KonstantinaMay 21, 2017
    Beautiful buildings, fountains and sculptures all around. You'll need 5-6 hours to see the best part of it. Better go in the morning or try to book online (if online tickets are available).
  • Petros B.
    Petros BouloumpasisDecember 23, 2016
    Tips: Choose carefully your ticket and buy it online. Or else you will spend 1 hour minimum queueing outside. Also don't accept "help offers" from people around the city, unless they wear orange vest
  • peter h.
    peter hvidSeptember 19, 2011
    This is one time when joining a guided group is acceptable. Pick the right guide and the'll get you past the queues and inside in no time, then you can ditch the group and explore at your own pace.
  • Marina K.
    Marina K.February 10, 2014
    Don't go to the Vatican in the Monday's morning, it will be crowded. But if you be there around 4pm, it would be almost empty & comfortable to sights seeing.except May of course
  • ajay
    ajayJuly 6, 2016
    You can watch St peters square & go inside St peters basilica(must watch)for free.You need tickets to go upto dome of St Peters basilica,sistine chapel & vatican museum.Line to get in is approx 1 hr.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BoulgerJuly 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to spend a lot of time here, maybe several days if you wish to explore the museums. In the summer museums are open until 10PM once a week.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SearsJune 30, 2013
    Home to the Sistine Chapel, Obelisk, Vatican Museum & of course the Pope! If you don't explore it "when in Rome" you'll have missed out big time!
  • Emma C.
    Emma ChevisOctober 3, 2011
    If you can get a ticket for the Vatican "Under the Stars" it's well worth it! There are only a few people allowed in each night...this means no long queue, and no crowds inside either!
  • ajay
    ajayJuly 6, 2016
    Be properly dressed. For women, dresses above knee can cause problem getting in.As a work around I have seen girls wrapping scarfs around their waists to make their dresses look longer.
  • Jay Fernando S.
    Jay Fernando SantosMarch 28, 2011
    The best time to go is really early in the morning so there are not a lot of people. Its best to go to the museum first and the Basilica after. Museum is free on sundays!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MastersJuly 13, 2012
    It takes 20 minutes to get to the Musei Vaticani from the main plaza with the famous basillica and courtyard "Front" of the Vatican...then 5-15 minutes in line @ security scan
  • Tatyana B.
    Tatyana BunakovaOctober 28, 2017
    Never visit vatican museums at weekends. Overcrowded. Of course, expositions are fascinating and incredible
  • Mhmtali
    MhmtaliJuly 26, 2013
    National Post religion reporter Charles Lewis delves into Church history and the inner workings of the Roman Curia at the Pontifical Institute of the If you want to see the Pope, go here on Wednesday!
  • Khaled ☤
    Khaled ☤July 15, 2015
    A must see when you're in the city of Rome! Lots of history and culture to check out all in one place!
  • Andreea B.
    Andreea BksAugust 16, 2017
    Better buy tickets online. Otherwise you will be pleased with the surroundings. (which is not bad either)
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtJuly 23, 2016
    Reserve tickets for the Vatican Museums ahead of time and use that to enter the Basilica as well. Easy to spend 4-6 hours here!
  • Torstein K.
    Torstein KongshemJuly 13, 2010
    So much to see and so little time. Expect to spend at least 6 hours including rests. Be sure to bring something to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Basilika - especially the women : rules
  • Waytostay
    WaytostayDecember 10, 2010
    The Vatican may be the tiniest country in the world but it's a state all the same, having its own bank. Here, the ATM instructions are in Latin, so you can check your bank balance in transitu.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GattyFebruary 15, 2014
    If you are afraid of spontaneously combusting upon entering, don't worry! There are big basins of water conveniently by the door!
  • Guilherme L.
    Guilherme LinaresNovember 1, 2014
    Unlike everybody says, the best time to arrive is at 12ish. The queue is significantly smaller and there are less annoying hawkers on the streets.
  • ajay
    ajayJuly 6, 2016
    Vatican(Ottaviano station) is connected by metro on A line.The metro station is approx 1 km walk from vatican city. You can change to B line metro at Roma Termini.Colosseum(B)->Termini->Ottaviano(A)
  • Derek E.
    Derek EidAugust 23, 2014
    A must see place , just amazing , the center of the earth , you'll know what I'm talking about when you enter saint Peters basilica and I'm not even religious :)
  • @marycray
    @marycrayJuly 5, 2011
    Buy tickets online. Eat lunch outside Vatican City to save on costs on food & drink. Go in the early afternoon to avoid crowds. You'll still have a slight wait.
  • Steven T.
    Steven TranJuly 8, 2012
    Visit at night. We were there at 10pm. Plenty of people around taking photos, chilling around the fountain. Great shots, safe place.
  • Helen K.
    Helen KwanJune 29, 2015
    Make sure you are not wearing anything above the knees and to have your shoulders covered - the churches are very strict with this policy.
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoOctober 22, 2011
    If u dont want take a queue too long time.Do not visit Vatican on thursday or wednesday (Cause this is the day the Pope will come and teach the Catholic)
  • Arman
    ArmanOctober 2, 2014
    very beautiful museum,square and the saint peters basilica! totally worth the visit and the extra money to skip the line!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MastersonApril 20, 2014
    Pay the extra money for a tour to cut the lines into the museum and the Sistine Chapel!
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VegaJune 4, 2017
    The lines are big and hard to get in in a crowded place. If you are willing to wait for the experience, definitely try it.
  • Татьяна А.
    The Pope speeches every Sunday at noon. But he may be late for 15-20 min. Everything around St.Peter's square is closed during his speech till 1 pm on Sunday.
  • Tamara V.
    Tamara VelanacSeptember 15, 2012
    Buy all the tickets over the net, lines are too much long for waiting. And go on the top of Duomo, the view is spectacular.
  • Easy Figure I.
    Easy Figure InternationalNovember 16, 2013
    Don't park your car on the yellow "PS" marked parking spaces; they belong to the Polizia Statale. It will be towed otherwise!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MaceySeptember 19, 2011
    Anyone who is capable should deffinately take the opportunity to climb to the top of the dome, the Cupola, GREAT views of all of Rome Read more
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoOctober 22, 2011
    There are many guys around Risorgimento Square offered us "skip the line" with 26euros.U should not accept.Take a queue (just 15euros) and patient.U will get in
  • Barbara d.
    Barbara da FonsecaMarch 27, 2014
    Don't let people cut your front in the row, make them wait like everybody! If it's necessary ask: Do you really want to go to heaven?
  • Theoharis H.
    Rome (Roma) things to do in Italy in 4K resolution. Saint Peter, Pantheon, Colosseum, Foro Romano e Palatino and a ... seagull! Read more
  • Veezworld
    VeezworldSeptember 14, 2013
    Getting your tickets online is a must! You can totally avoid the long lines and walk right in.
  • Gabi B.
    Gabi BulumacFebruary 15, 2014
    The pope is the king from the Vatican city one of the smallest states in the world since the years 1929 ...😜
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiSeptember 16, 2014
    This is a place not to miss out on visiting, filled with lots of History and culture
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Independent city inside Rome ❤ ️has 900 citizens and 1000 staff.
  • Charb C.
    Charb ChannelMay 30, 2013
    Amazing...a must-see stop for any visit to Rome!
  • Tasha M.
    Tasha MajorJuly 19, 2011
    The guided tour is worth the money! Plus if you make a reservation you get to skip the looooong line!
  • Elite Club Vacanze
    Elite Club VacanzeJune 1, 2012
    Sunday at noon is the Angelus prayer when the Pope speaks from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square, while on Wednesday morning is the weekly general audience
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BelendiukAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I honor of my becoming the mayor of Vaticaanstad I declare a Jubilee Year. All who check in here will receive a special indulgence and forgiveness of the sin of sloth.
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus DeFeliceMarch 3, 2013
    Loved it. The tour was amazing. Watch out for all the street vendors though.
  • Piroska
    PiroskaJanuary 16, 2012
    Go to the coupole but 550 steps. The view worth it though but phiewww'! Amazing chapel !
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