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WHAT IS VATICAN CITY FAMOUS?
Vatican City holds the title of the world’s tiniest state and is renowned as the center of Roman Catholic culture and religion. Serving as the heart of Christianity since the early 4th century, it has evolved into the permanent residence of the Pope. Inside the enchanting Vatican, there are many unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and iconic Vatican Museums!
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Colosseum & Vatican Combo Ticket
Explore the best attractions of Rome and Vatican City with this exclusive combo ticket! Say goodbye to the long lines at the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, and Roman Forum because this ticket includes priority access to those famous sites. You will also get an audio guide, which will help you to gain a complete insight into the landmarks you're visiting. And the best part is that you get to decide which attraction you want to visit first!
The Vatican Museums comprise a collection of 54 galleries and museums, including the renowned Sistine Chapel, which is situated at the end of the museums. A journey through these museums is an essential experience during your time in Rome. Step into the Museum Complex and delve into over 2,000 years of art and history. While the Raphael’s Room, Map’s Room, the iconic Sistine Chapel, and the Pinacoteca art gallery offer a glimpse, they represent just a fraction of the vast and diverse art collection awaiting your exploration!
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Are you looking for the best and budget-friendly way to explore Vatican City? Then you should buy this Vatican City Pass! With this ticket, you will get skip-the-line access to key sites in Rome and Vatican City, including the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. And as a cherry on top, you'll also be able to enjoy a convenient Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of the city.
Get Roma Pass, save your time and money, and explore the Eternal City to the fullest with skip-the-line access! Visit Rome's main attractions, like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Borghese Gallery, and many others. By booking this ticket, you will also get discounts for admission to participating exhibitions and events as well as the free use of the city's public transport!
THINGS TO DO IN VATICAN CITY
There is so much unique art and history to explore within the Papal State of the Vatican City. From the beautiful St. Peter’s Square to the mesmerizing spiral staircase of the Vatican Museums and the sacred beauty of the Sistine Chapel, each corner reveals a piece of the rich cultural tapestry!
Marvel at the exquisite frescoes adorning the Sistine Chapel, painted by the legendary Michelangelo, where every detail tells a story of religious significance. Also, don’t miss an opportunity to see the famous Raphael Rooms and the Gallery of Maps, which offers a visual odyssey through the Italian regions, portraying the meticulous cartography of the Renaissance era.
After you finish your visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, explore the tombs of Saint Peter’s Basilica and discover which famous popes finally rest there. Another amazing Vatican landmark that is well worth your visit is definitely Castel Sant Angelo – a historic mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Hadrian situated on the Tiber River’s right bank.
Visiting the Vatican City
Exploring the Vatican Museums and seeing all the fantastic paintings and sculptures will give you a sense of traveling through time. We recommend reading our visiting tips to prepare yourself for a visit to the Vatican City in the best way!
VATICAN CITY HISTORY
The Vatican City’s history as the Catholic Church’s capital began with the construction of Saint Peter’s Basilica back in the 4th century A.D. The basilica was built over St. Peter’s grave in Rome. Over the years, this area developed into a popular pilgrimage location and commercial site. However, following the move of the papal court to France back in 1309, the area was abandoned.
After the Church’s return to Italy in 1377, famous landmarks such as the new St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the Apostolic Palace were built within the Vatican borders.
Vatican City State was established in its current form as a sovereign independent state by the Lateran Treaty Pacts in February 1929. and is open to the public. Pope Francis currently resides in Città del Vaticano, which serves as the seat of the Bishop of Rome and the central government of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Vatican Underground Scavi Tour
Discover a hidden world beneath the iconic St. Peter's Basilica by joining the Vatican Scavi Tour! Explore the sacred papal tombs, ascend to the majestic dome, and savor an unforgettable view of the Vatican and Rome from above. Your expert guide will lead you through the entire tour, providing insights into the Renaissance era, the artworks you'll encounter, and the underground crypts.
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Vatican Museums Tour
Book this Vatican Museum guided tour and get ready for the captivating journey through timeless artistic treasures! Skip the long lines and witness masterpieces created by Raphael, Bernini, and Forlì. During this tour, you will also have a unique opportunity to see Michelangelo's most famous fresco, 'The Creation of Adam,' painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
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