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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I suggest that you use a tour company, otherwise the line is ridiculous. We came in feb. (Off peak season) and the line was still two or more hours wait. We used Rome Around tours because it was the most reasonably priced 40 euros per person as opposed to 50-57 with other tour companies. It was nice not to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First impression was an upsetting contradiction, as you approach the St Peters Square seeing the Basilica with its scale, beauty and opulence to encounter poor souls in old, dirty clothes, with bare feet who looked in real need begging. How is this possible with so much money and wealth just yards away ? The approach, the square, the buildings, the...

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Evora, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vatican is one of the places in the world you simply have to see. It has vast collections of world heritage and my favourite - work of Rafaello and Michelangelo. There are several issues though - the ticket is quite expensive (20 euros online, 16 inside - buy the online one if you want to avoid waiting over an hour...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely get tickets in advance- the queues are massive on the day. There is a lot of security and checks before you get in so allow extra time. The overall experience was good, just a few bits that dulled the day slightly. However to start with food good bits: Firstly, exhibits were exceptional- the Egyptian collection is better than a...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We were unaware when booking tickets for City Tours that the Sistine Chapel would be closed as it was a bank holiday on the Saturday. We therefore had to get to their office in the Vatican by 9.00 and the chapel was only open for half an hour until 9.30. It was a very long way to walk as we...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I totally recommend checking out the Vatican. It's was absolutely gorgeous, but please watch out for theft as people have gotten pick pocketed. On sundays this place is packed as the pope speaks on Sunday's. Enjoy!!

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We are not religious people but we're interested in the history & details of The Vatican. The beauty, size and history are incredible. I know that had we not had Giulia from LivItaly as our guide, we would not have had the same experience. My children continue to say they would like to visit The Vatican again you will not...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 31, 2016

do it yourself - we were quoted £112 per person for a trip to the vatican from the port but we said no and opted to do it ourselves. It was soooooo easy and we caught a train for £13 return and this allowed us to use all bus transport in Rome. We visited the Vatican, The Colosseum, The Pantheon,...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Be aware of which day the Pope holds an audience. I just wanted to go inside the St. Peters and light a candle for my friends recently deceased son. It was a mob scene with tight security and no access to the interior of St. Peters. I left and visited some of the other churches in the vicinity that are...

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Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The Vatican is so full of architecture, artifacts, history, paintings and sculptures you could spend a week there and not see it all. We spent part of 5 days there and felt there was much more to do and see than time allowed. The Vatican museum self guided tour is a must. The Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica are...

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighborhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighborhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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Address: Via Crescenzio 78, 193 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
Price Range: $163 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vatican 2.5*
Hotel Style:
#166 Family Hotel in Rome
#244 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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“The Pope gives audiences most Wednesday mornings. Tickets are free, but have to be arranged several weeks in advance. If you go to Rome in January, you'll have excellent weather and less crowds. Don't be afraid to haggle with the trinket/souvenier people. They'll sell most stuff for about half its asking price.”
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