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Vatican Tours - Long lines

York UK
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Vatican Tours - Long lines

Visiting rome for 4 nights starting 17 March.Is it best to take a guided tour of the vatican or can we go round ourselfs.Are queues to get in long ?

Massachusetts/Vatica...
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1. Re: Vatican Tours - Long lines

This is very late, but hopefully someone else will find this information helpful.

The lines to get into St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum and gardens are long, but they move quickly. I have found that getting though security when the line stretches completely around St. Peter's Square takes about 45 minutes.

I am not one for tours, but the guides are helpful in describing the various works of art and other items.

The other parts of Vatican City are not open to the public.

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