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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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Basilica di San Pietro
Basilica di San Pietro
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: Churches & Cathedrals
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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
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Cupola di San Pietro
Cupola di San Pietro
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the... more Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Art Museums; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Federica & Barbara of BB Kitchen
Federica & Barbara of BB Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 12,519 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
Two Sizes
Two Sizes
Ranked #2 of 12,519 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Fast Food, Italian, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Osti Matti
Osti Matti
Ranked #3 of 12,519 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $12 - $53
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pinguino Gelateria Naturale
Pinguino Gelateria Naturale
Ranked #4 of 12,519 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pane e Salame
Pane e Salame
Ranked #5 of 12,519 Restaurants in Rome
Price: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Italian, Street Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Vatican Garden Rooms
$70 - $131
Ranked #3 of 14 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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MiRhome Guesthouse
$70 - $124
Ranked #4 of 14 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Barricata Holiday Village
5.0 of 5
Barricata Holiday Village
$79 - $186
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bonelli
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Caesar Place
Caesar Place
$128 - $176
Ranked #1 of 14 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Vatican Charme
Vatican Charme
$111 - $149
Ranked #2 of 14 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Lory House San Pietro
Lory House San Pietro
$100 - $148
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Antonello Colonna Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Antonello Colonna Resort & Spa
$278 - $452 (€236 - €383)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Labico
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Portrait Roma
4.0 of 5
Portrait Roma
$598 - $1,395
Ranked #2 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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J.K. Place Roma
5.0 of 5
J.K. Place Roma
$503 - $1,163
Ranked #3 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.