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Hotels near the Vatican City: where to stay near the Holy See

There is so much choice for accommodation near the Vatican, it is hard to get your head around which options are best! Whether you are a backpacker or a business person, a pilgrim or a millionaire you will find plenty of choice for hotels near the Vatican city. Check out our guide to help you [...]

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Restaurants near the Vatican: where to eat during your visit

A lot of people don’t think about where to eat in in the Vatican City – most don’t even know it’s possible and assume they will visit the Museums and Basilica and then dine back in Rome. Here we will tell you all about the choice of cuisine on offer both in and near the [...]

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Vatican public transport – where is the Vatican and how to get there

The Vatican is a must-see attraction for all who visit Rome. Located north of the centre of Rome, the attractions of this city-state are easily navigated on foot, but understanding how to navigate the rest of Rome on the way to the Vatican can be …… tricky! Our guide will help you work out how [...]

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Vatican airport transfers: bus from Vatican to Fiumicino airport

A visit to the Vatican is on many tourist’s list of things to do in Rome, and pilgrims in particular may be making a bee-line straight for the Vatican city and its must-see attractions on arrival at one of the nearest airport to the Vatican. Our helpful guide will help you decide your transport arrangements, [...]

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How to attend a Papal Audience in the Vatican City?

Papal mass tickets are one of the most sought after tickets for the truly devout, who flock to the Vatican to get a glimpse of the pontiff. Even for those without a religious bone in their body, the experience is definitely one in which many want to partake. This guide will give you all the [...]

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Omnia card vs Roma pass: which is the best Vatican pass?

With two great passes on offer, it’s hard to choose. Check out our Omnia Card vs Roma Pass Guide to help you! Since the majority of visitors to the Vatican will also check out some of Rome’s great attractions, a city pass is usually a fantastic option! If you are looking to get organised check [...]

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Papal audience schedule: all you need to know to see the Pope

The Papal Audience is held weekly on a Wednesday and draws in tens of thousands of people who flock to the Vatican City to hear the pontiff address the crowds and receive his blessing. From the devout to the slightly curious, the crowd is delighted with the appearance of the Pope, which due to the [...]

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The best time to visit the Vatican City: our tips on to avoid the queue

Millions of people stream into the Vatican every year, drawn by the wonderful art in the Vatican Museums, the stunning St Peter’s Square and Basilica and the chance of catching a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the Pope himself. It’s to be expected therefore that in the peak summer season it is sometimes possible to experience queues [...]

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Visiting the Vatican: the best way to see the Vatican City

Visiting the Vatican? You’re not alone! 6 million visitors descend on the city-state every year, so you are right in guessing it can get a bit crowded. On top of that, there are a plethora of tour companies offering a wide range of types of tours. How is one to choose? Read on for our [...]

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The best way to see the Vatican City

Visiting the Vatican City? You’re not alone! 6 million visitors descend on the city-state every year, so you are right in guessing it can get a bit crowded. On top of that, there are a plethora of tour companies offering a wide range of types of tours. How is one to choose? Read on for [...]

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