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Address: Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 39 06 6982
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Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Wish we'd read these review before we went to Rome! Wrote to the Pope ages ago and asked for tickets, got a letter back and went to see him on June 17th this year. We arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wish we'd read these review before we went to Rome! Wrote to the Pope ages ago and asked for tickets, got a letter back and went to see him on June 17th this year. We arrived really early at about 8.30am to collect our 'tickets' as we were asked, from the gold door and a swiss guard? We arrived to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you're looking for something both different and meaningful to do in Rome, this is it. While we were there, Pope Francis preached a brief but powerful message on being faithful to pray for the sick. The audience itself isn't long, but since summaries are given in about seven languages the process can take a while. Get there early to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Went to the papal audience this morning !! Wow what an experience would definatly recommend this ! Way more then any tours or muesems in the vatican !we only realised yesturday this audience was on so went to st.peters square yesturday at 3 and you will see a sign Telling you where to collect pre reserved tickets, the tickets can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Most Wednesdays Pope Francis holds public audience at Piazza San Pietro. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Pope in person as part of your visit to Vatican City if this is something interesting to you. Tickets (free) should be reserved in advance and can be picked up the day before or day of the papal audience. Note that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Most Wednesday's the Pope holds a general audience. You must book and hold a ticket , although the ticket is free. The best way to see the Pope up close is : get there early, aim to arrive by 7:30 am, get through security and head straight up to the seated area ( it's all free) closest to St Peter's;... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is deeply impressive but so will be most things on your tour of room . This takes a bit longer for most people than they initially think. Go in the early morning if you can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Oh man, there is just so much to do inside the walls of the Vatican, the museums, Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel. My wife told me I probably didn't have to give us 6 hours here after we finished St. Peter's Basilica in just over one hour. But then we went up to the top of the dome, we did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

So much to see in Vatican City so be prepared to spend a day or two exploring it. Art, architecture, sculptures, and simply the history alone will leave you spellbound. Hire a private guide if possible so you can take your time but do so in advance. Don't take advantage of the people in the piazza offering to take you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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. But since people seem to be interpreting... 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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Address: Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 39 06 6982
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City

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