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Vatican (Citta del Vaticano) is the capital and the largest city in Vatican, located some 10 km to the west from Rome, 10 km west of Italy border. The population of Vatican is about 900 people (census of 2011). Thousands of tourists visit Vatican every year to see its scenic lookouts and roman catholic churches.

Ciampino (IATA: CIA) is the nearest airport to Vatican, situated just 30 km to the south-east.

Things to do in Vatican

1. Cupola di San Pietro
Cupola di San Pietro is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic Lookouts in Vatican, Vatican. It is located: 15 km from Rome, 580 km from Naples, 700 km from Florence.

2. St. Peter's Basilica
The Basilica of Saint Peter (lat. Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano and commonly known as St. Peter's Basilica, is located within the Vatican City. St. Peter's has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60, 000 people. It is regarded as one of the holiest Christian sites and has been described as " holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as " the greatest of all churches of Christendom" In Catholi…

3. Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel (italiano. Cappella Sistina) is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Its fame rests on its architecture, evocative of Solomon's Temple of the Old Testament and on its decoration which has been frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Sandro Botticelli. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted Шаблон: Convert of the chapel ceiling between 1508…

4. Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums (italiano. Musei Vaticani) are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.

5. Ponte Milvio
The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge (Italian: Ponte Molle or Ponte Milvio, Latin: Pons Milvius or Pons Mulvius) in northern Rome, Italy, is one of the most important bridges over the Tiber.

6. Terrazza del Gianicolo
Terrazza del Gianicolo is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic Lookouts in Vatican, Vatican. It is located: 13 km from Rome, 54 km from Acilia, 580 km from Naples.

7. Saint Peter's Square
Saint Peter's Square (italiano. Piazza San Pietro) is located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the papal enclave within Rome (the Piazza borders to the East the rione of Borgo).

8. Trastevere
Trastevere is rione XIII of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City. Its name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning literally " beyond the Tiber" The correct pronunciation is " tras-TEH-ve-ray" with the accent on the second syllable. Its logo is a golden head of a lion on a red background, the meaning of which is uncertain. To the north, Trastevere borders on to the XIV rione, Borgo.

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Vatican tourist attractions and interesting places

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Castel Sant'Angelo

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is

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Cupola di San Pietro

Cupola di San Pietro is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic

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St. Peter's Basilica

The Basilica of Saint Peter (lat. Basilica Sancti Petri), officially

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Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel (italiano. Cappella Sistina) is the best-known chapel

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Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums (italiano. Musei Vaticani) are the museums of the

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Ponte Milvio

The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge (Italian: Ponte Molle or Ponte

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Ponte Sant'Angelo

Ponte Sant'Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius meaning the

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Terrazza del Gianicolo

Terrazza del Gianicolo is a tourist attraction, one of the Scenic

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Saint Peter's Square

Saint Peter's Square (italiano. Piazza San Pietro) is located directly

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Trastevere

Trastevere is rione XIII of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber, south

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San Pietro in Montorio

San Pietro in Montorio is a church in Rome, which includes in its

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Janiculum

Janiculum (Gianicolo in Italian) is a hill in western Rome. Although

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San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (St John the Baptist of the

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Borgo (rione of Rome)

Borgo (sometimes called also I Borghi), is the 14th historic district

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Hotels in Vatican

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La Suite - Appartamento di lusso Roma San Pietro

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Residenza Paolo VI

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Cosy 1 bed with large terrace near St.Peter's

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Lunaria Suites Rome

starting $158

Vatican Bed And Breakfast

starting $101

Al Ponte Del Papa

starting $74

St. Peter's View Apartment

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Alle Fornaci A San Pietro

starting $93

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