Things to Do in Vatican City

Things to Do in Vatican City, Italy - Vatican City Attractions

Things to Do in Vatican City

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  • MphsQueen
    Belfast, UK295 contributions
    We hit it lucky, judging by the tapes showing how long the lines can be, and had no wait at all to get through security into the square, nor into the cathedral itself. We did wait about 30 minutes in line for the dome, but most of it was shady, thank goodness.

    With our kids - ages 5 and 8 - we dont get a chance to read all the plaques and quietly contemplate life, but we do get a chance to indulge in the fun side of life! So, of course, we did the dome walk!!

    Well worth the investment to get the elevator to the initial, indoor part of the dome. It was high and IMPRESSIVE - thats the widest bit at the base of the dome. Kids went free; so it was just the cost of the 2 adults.

    Then, with sprightly wee legs, we walked through the inner chambers of the dome and climbed to the tippy top, where you can do the full circumference of the highest point of the dome outdoors. Theres a VERY large fence encompassing the whole thing, and we always felt very safe. No chance for the wee ones to squeeze through. Kids enjoyed the "sideways" walking on the inner journey as we approached the curviest parts of the dome, and still talk about having to "walk sideways".
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Kitty Hooey
    United Kingdom17 contributions
    I love ROME. A must is The Scavi Tour which needs to be booked ahead on line.
    I am a Carravagio fan - a number of his original paintings are in Churches all to be seen for free.
    The Convent at the top of the Spanish Steps is a must too.
    Pistachio gelata - the best.
    Take a bus tour to Monte Christi monastery.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Daniel
    4 contributions
    The visit costs 8€ per person and is totally worth it. You will have some cardio walking the steps but it is quite rewarding. In some parts I had walk tilted because the angle of the hall was designed like that. You'll end up in a cage on top of the Rome with beautiful views on all surrounding parts of town, the pictures from there are amazing. I recommend visiting this place during part of first day to see what catches your eye.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • MaryF
    Galway, Ireland95 contributions
    My favourite sculpture - beautiful and in a beautiful setting - worth a visit - to enjoy this and the rest of the basilica
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • VINCENT121_2016
    Manama, Bahrain5 contributions
    Extraordinary place to visit in Vatican, along with the Basilica. You feel the weight of history and faith, whether you’re catholic or not.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Christine F
    Sugar Land, TX103 contributions
    Stunning paintings by various artists. Interesting that Michelangelo originally declined to paint since he considered himself a sculptor. We went in the throes of a heat wave - 100 degrees, no airconditioning and lots and lots of body heat. Honestly I worry about the effect on the paintings. Anyway, at this time the whole clothing caution was, for the most part, inapplicable. Yes, most women covered their sleeveless shoulders, but not all did so. The cover knees thing was not in effect for either sex. The guards were most interested in quieting the very noisy crowd. Oh - NO PHOTOS allowed (although many surreptiously did so).
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Demi
    1 contribution
    We were greeted very kindly. There was a (french) guide who gave us tips for lunch and the vatican aswell. The walk in was very smooth. One tip: at the meetingpoint that states in the email and tickets, also write that the meeting point is not on the strekt next to the parkinggarage. But it is a building/shop that you need to go in to.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Mar y Rudi
    3 contributions
    Hello, I must say that I liked everything, the service is excellent, Cecilia, the guide, was very prepared, the entrance was not long, I did not wait in line. I like the gardens and Museums . Fantastic ! price quality! Excellent
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • Sophie J
    4 contributions
    This was probably one of the Vatican collections i enjoyed the most- the Raphael rooms were absolutely stunning!
    Written December 18, 2021
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  • Serena DC
    London, UK125 contributions
    This was very creepy and similar in feel to going to the catacombs but so beautiful to see all of the graves and cript's from history.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • R L
    6 contributions
    Praying by the tomb of St John Paul II is a spiritual journey for me.
    You can seat by the tomb to meditate, pray and ask for his intersession for help.
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • Sam
    Nuremberg, Germany11,371 contributions
    Beautiful golden door at the entrance of the St Peter Basílica. It has so many details and art prints worth the time looking at. Door opens a few times per century
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Andrea
    Weilheim, Germany12 contributions
    The beautiful construction absolutely matches with the whole atmosphere of the museums. It is comfortable to walk down also for my sore knee.
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • Sam
    Nuremberg, Germany11,371 contributions
    The burial place for a lot of the Popes. Underneath the main level of the Basilica. Worth spending a few minutes walking it on the way outside
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,263 contributions
    Sfera con Sfera or Sphere Within a Sphere, is a worldwide series of sculptures by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The Milan-based artist began his series in the 60’s . These sculptures are bronze spheres of various sizes located in interesting places around the world. One of his monumental orbs is located on the Courtyard of the Pigna in the Vatican Museum. In one interview the artist said of his work: A sphere is a marvelous object, from the world of magic and wizards. It reflects everything around.... Lovely.
    Written April 15, 2020
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