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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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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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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 Square (Piazza San Pietro)
St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
Cupola di San Pietro
Cupola di San Pietro
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Vatican City
Vatican City
The world's smallest state, center of Catholicism, and home to the Pope. The Vatican museum is known worldwide.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Solo
Solo
Ranked #1 of 11,306 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Il Gelato Naturale Pinguino
Il Gelato Naturale Pinguino
Ranked #2 of 11,306 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Pane e Salame
Pane e Salame
Ranked #3 of 11,306 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $3 - $11
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Biscottificio Innocenti
Biscottificio Innocenti
Ranked #4 of 11,306 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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I Sette Colli B&B
$67 - $96
Ranked #4 of 11 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Sunset at St Peter
Sunset at St Peter
$62 - $75
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Barricata Holiday Village
3.5 of 5
Barricata Holiday Village
$54 - $77
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bonelli
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Vatican Charme
Vatican Charme
$108 - $154
Ranked #2 of 11 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Domus Bella Roma
Domus Bella Roma
$83 - $115
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121 Candia Guest House
$114 - $124
Ranked #3 of 11 Vatican City B&B and Inns

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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Portrait Roma
4.0 of 5
Portrait Roma
$522 - $1,094
Ranked #3 of 1,287 Hotels in Rome
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J.K. Place Roma
5.0 of 5
J.K. Place Roma
$478 - $1,351
Ranked #5 of 1,287 Hotels in Rome
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Villa Spalletti Trivelli
4.5 of 5 Villa Spalletti Trivelli
$409 - $1,537
Ranked #6 of 1,287 Hotels in Rome
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