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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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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: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals
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Cupola di san pietro
Cupola di san pietro
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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: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cemeteries
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Stanze di Raffaello
Stanze di Raffaello
Attraction type: Museums
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Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Sweetness & co.
Cuisines: Ice Cream

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Gelateria La Romana Roma Ventisettembre
Gelateria La Romana Roma Ventisettembre
Ranked #1 of 7,954 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Pinsere Roma
Pinsere Roma
Ranked #2 of 7,954 restaurants in Rome
Price: $4 - $7
Cuisines: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night
too much
too much
Ranked #3 of 7,954 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Welrome Hotel
Welrome Hotel
$83 - $152 (EUR 60 - 110)
Ranked #50 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel
3.0 of 5
Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel
$78 - $215
Ranked #55 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
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Hotel Lodi
2.0 of 5
Hotel Lodi
$74 - $162
Ranked #87 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Costa del Monte
3.0 of 5
Costa del Monte
$101 - $109
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Rocca Priora
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Villa Palazzola
Villa Palazzola
$69 - $138 (EUR 50 - 100)
Appia Antica Resort
Appia Antica Resort
$160 - $835
Ranked #3 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Portrait Roma
5.0 of 5
Portrait Roma
$709 - $1,196
Ranked #2 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
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Barocco Hotel
4.0 of 5
Barocco Hotel
$266 - $459 (EUR 192 - 332)
Ranked #7 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
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Artemide Hotel
4.0 of 5
Artemide Hotel
$232 - $428 (EUR 168 - 309)
Ranked #11 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
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