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Roman Curia

Address: Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 39 06 6982
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure why there is a listing for 'Roman Curia' here as that term actually refers to the governing bodies of the Holy See (which is not the Vatican City State) - in other words, it's the administrative body of the Catholic Church, not a tourist attraction, and not a physical place. Although as a Catholic I suppose I'd... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On August 19th my daughter and I visited the Vatican. We were just planning to go on our own but when we got there, we were overwhelmed by how much there was to see. The Sistine Chapel was our number one priority. We signed up for Happy Tours realizing that we would learn more if we went on a tour.... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife and I were in Italy on our 40th wedding anniversary trip in November. We took the train from Sorrento to Rome for a day tour with a private limo service. We spent the afternoon at the Vatican touring the museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. We had a private guided tour of the Vatican. This enabled us... More 

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Kilcock, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I'm all for maximising time on a short weekend away so I booked this thinking it would help us skip the lines and get us around the Vatican sights in 3 hours as promised. The tour was to start at 2pm. From 2pm-2.45pm we were standing in doorway of a shop being told bad jokes and some info on ancient... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My wife and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this November and spent a month in Italy ... By far the highlight of the trip was the Papal Audience. Our pastor had gotten in touch with a priest he knows in Rome and that priest requested 'reparto speciale' tickets because of our anniversary ... We sat up at the... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Vatican is one of the most interesting sites in Rome and I would definitely recommend it as a must see. However the hordes of people that visit the Vatican on a daily basis can make the experience frustrating. I would recommend that you go round the back and pay for entrance in the museum (which is amazing!) – it... More 

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Roma, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

well, first is not Italy ... Vatican City is an independent State also called State of (Roman Catholic) Church. The Pope lives inside and every Sunday can be spotted speaking from his window, on the right side of the Square. There is always a long cue of people to get inside the Saint Peter Basilica but the visit is a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The most spectacular place of artwork in the world.Yes, there are lots of tourists . . . the world visits Rome to see the Vatican.visit the vatican museum,it was a fantastic experience!I saw the Sistine chapel and theRaphael's rooms,i can not believe my eyes!

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Dewsbury Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

What a lovely place to visit we did it by using the bus and metro when you buy a train ticket you can use it on all the metro and buses .,but allow your self plenty of time as the queues are long at times.and while walking about watch your pockets as like anywere else they are about

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What can you say about a place that holds some of the most spectacular artwork in the world? Yes, there are lots of tourists . . . the world visits Rome to see the Vatican. But, when you look past the crowds, the things you see make every vendor you pass and every minute you wait far more than worthwhile.... More 

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