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Vatican City
Sure, Vatican City is tiny—110 acres—but it houses the world's largest Catholic church (St. Peter's Basilica) and has perhaps the best collection of artistic masterpieces in the world (the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Pieta, the Laocoon Group, etc.). And maybe only 800 people live here, but one of them's the Pope. It's a pretty good argument for quality over quantity.

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La Pieta
La Pieta
The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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Stanze di Raffaello
Stanze di Raffaello
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
Owner description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects... more Owner description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Cupola di San Pietro
Cupola di San Pietro
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Roman Necropolis
Roman Necropolis
Owner description: When Pius XII ordered a thorough excavation of the area under the High Altar in St. Peter's Basilica, twisting stone passages were found leading to an ancient Roman necropolis... more Owner description: When Pius XII ordered a thorough excavation of the area under the High Altar in St. Peter's Basilica, twisting stone passages were found leading to an ancient Roman necropolis, which contained chambers 10- to 15-feet wide with preserved frescoes and mosaics. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Cemeteries

All places to eat » Places to eat

Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Gelateria la Strega Nocciola
Gelateria la Strega Nocciola
Ranked #1 of 9,366 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Pane Olio Arrosticini e Porchetta
Pane Olio Arrosticini e Porchetta
Ranked #2 of 9,366 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $7 - $11
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
La Vera Pizza Napoletana a Roma Da Gennaro E Dina
La Vera Pizza Napoletana a Roma Da Gennaro E Dina
Ranked #3 of 9,366 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
I Vicini Bistrot
I Vicini Bistrot
Ranked #4 of 9,366 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $11 - $33
Cuisines: Winery, Bistro
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Domus Bella Roma
Domus Bella Roma
$78 - $120
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Welrome Hotel
Welrome Hotel
$65 - $120 (EUR 60 - 110)
Ranked #69 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
Hotel Lodi
2.0 of 5
Hotel Lodi
$49 - $671
Ranked #75 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Caesar Place
Caesar Place
$123 - $462
Ranked #1 of 8 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Vatican Charme
$117 - $154
Ranked #2 of 8 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Hotel Golden
2.0 of 5
Hotel Golden
$101 - $384
Ranked #9 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Portrait Roma
4.0 of 5
Portrait Roma
$549 - $1,820
Ranked #3 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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Villa Spalletti Trivelli
4.0 of 5
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
$400 - $1,506
Ranked #4 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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J.K. Place Roma
5.0 of 5
J.K. Place Roma
$511 - $912
Ranked #5 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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