Vatican City

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Have you ever been to Vatican City?

Officially Vatican City State or State of Vatican City, this small area surrounded by walls within the city of Rome, Italy, is the smallest state in the world and home to the Roman Catholic Church and it's pope, pope Francis.The most popular areas open to tourists are the St. Peter's basilica and the Vatican Museums, a treasure for art lovers with names as Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The highlight of religious catholic tourism in the world, if the dates are right, you may even see the pope!

Best Things To Do in Vatican City

1 - St. Peter's Basilica

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world.

2 - St. Peter's Square

St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus and the first Catholic Pope.

3 - Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480.

4 - The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art.

What People Are Saying

"Very very nice guide, a lot of interesting information about rome‘s attractions. A lot of background info about the film „Illuminati“. Much much better than expected!!!! Thank you!"
"Der Guide war super nett und erklärte uns alles. Bei Fragen half er uns ebenfalls gerne weiter. Äußerst informativ und spannend. Es wird über Szenen aus dem Film und Buch gesprochen. Zu 100% weiterzuempfehlen!"
"Ein grosses Lob an unseren tour guide Laura."
"We went to the Vatican very early - did the basilica at 7am and then were in the small line for the dome at 8am. We paid the 8 euros to walk up. It is an easy climb as long as you’ve got sensible shoes and a moderate level of fitness. At 8am we had the stairs to ourselves. By the time we got to the top there was more of a crowd so I can only imagine how busy it gets later in the day. On the trip down the stairs we stopped at the level that the elevator goes to and had a coffee and croissant for a very reasonable price. It was nice to sit up on the dome having some breakfast. The little restaurant/cafeteria was also very quiet with mostly just staff having coffee."
"Wir waren 5 Tage in Rom und haben verschiedene Reiseführer gehabt. Mit Laura haben wir 2 Touren gemacht. Ihre Kenntnisse sind hervorragend. Ihr Deutsch ist sehr gut. Sie geht sehr gut auf die Gruppe ein. Es hat sehr viel Spass gemacht!!!!"
"Guide was very knowledgeable and was really nice going to slightly quieter and unknown churches. It is quite a bit of walking but the guide was constantly telling us little facts which helped. I love the book but this tour gives you the rough outline of Robert’s trail and I would of loved some more less know facts about the book and Illuminati"

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