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Where to stay in Vatican

Vatican City is the world’s smallest independent state and one of Rome’s biggest visitor attractions. Home to exquisite artworks, incomparable architecture, and priceless artefacts, this sacred site is the spiritual heart of the Roman Catholic Church and has roots in the most ancient of history. Famed for its world-class museums, awe-inspiring ecclesiastical buildings, and magnificent gardens, the Vatican draws pilgrims and visitors from all corners of the globe eager to soak up its atmosphere and explore its fabled heritage.

Hotels in Vatican


Thanks to its prominent status on the visitor map, hotels near the Vatican are in plentiful supply and offer great value for money. From budget-friendly B&Bs to elegant self-catering apartments, accommodation in Vatican City encompass a wide range of options. Candia Inn occupies a charming townhouse dating from the 1900s in an upscale residential neighborhood built on the former gardens of St. Peter’s Basilica. Best Western Hotel Spring House is a 3-star Vatican hotel providing comfortable accommodation that’s been in the same family for 3 generations. Quo Vadis Roma 2 offers a different take on the traditional Vatican B&B, with bright contemporary décor and impressive views over Vatican City.

Things to see in Vatican


Where to start? The Vatican houses a vast collection of treasures that visitors can easily spend days exploring. St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the triumphs of the Renaissance, and is the celebrated creation of some of the greatest architects of that time. The site is believed to be the burial place of St. Peter and has been a place of pilgrimage since the 4th century. The present building, whose immense dome is one of the most recognizable outlines on the Roman skyline, dates from 1506 and took over a century to complete. Get the most from your visit to this spectacular monument with a guided tour, which will point you to its most important features. Continue your adventure in the Vatican Museums, which house priceless artworks and antiquities in a series of breathtaking palaces and galleries. Among many must-see highlights are Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the unparalleled collection of classical statuary in the Museo Pio-Clementino.

Good for solo travelers


With so much to see and do in the Vatican, solo travelers will be spoiled for choice. Two’s a crowd in this information-rich environment that cries out for independent exploration, so let your personal interests dictate your itinerary. Art enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the work of Renaissance titans Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Raphael; lovers of history and architecture will find inspiration in the great basilicas and chapels; and the tranquil gardens offer many opportunities for solitary contemplation. The quiet streets that surround the Vatican are lined with affordable hotels where you’ll find a warm welcome at the end of the day and a friendly restaurant right on your doorstep.

How to get to Vatican


Most international visitors arrive via one of Rome’s 2 main airports, Leonardo da Vinci and Ciampino, or by high-speed train to Termini station. Both airports are connected to the city center by bus and train, or you can get a licensed cab or shuttle direct to your Vatican accommodation for a speedier transfer. Termini is a major public transportation hub, with bus, tram, and metro networks all serving stops near Vatican City. Within the complex itself, walking is the main means of getting around, unless you’re lucky enough to have your own popemobile.

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