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Location of Vatican City : The Vatican City lies within the city of Rome. It's seperated by the rest of Rome by a huge wall, just a few hundred metres west of the River Tiber.

Nearest Metro Station : the closest underground stations are Ottaviano-San Pietro- Musei Vaticani and Cipro, both on Line A or the Rome Metro. (10 minutes walk)

How to get to Vatican Museums

From Termini Station

Metro Line A, Direction Battistini, Stations: Ottaviano-S. Pietro-Musei Vaticani; Cipro (from both stations 10 minutes walk).

From Leonardo da Vinci Airport (Fiumicino)

Express Leonardo Train up to the Termini Station and from here follow the Metro directions.

From Ciampino Airport

Terravision Pullman up to the Termini Station and from here follow the Metro directions.

If you take a taxi from one of Rome's airports, the ride takes around 40 minutes.

By Bus

49, stop in front of the Museums Entrance. 32, 81, 982, Piazza del Risorgimento, end of the line (5 minutes walk). 492, 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5 minutes walk).

By Tram

19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5 minutes walk).

By Taxi

Taxi Station: Viale Vaticano, in front of the Museums entrance.

By Car

Payment parks in Viale Vaticano e in the neighbourhood.

State of the Vatican City (Holy See) in Rome Italy

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Vatican City or Stato della Città del Vaticano is world's smallest sovereign state and the capital of the Catholic world. It's the home of the St. Peter's Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Square.

There is a large choice of hotels, hostels and b&b's situated just outside the Vatican City walls, in front of the Basilica of St. Peter and near the Vatican Museums. The Tiber River and Castel Sant’Angelo are located within easy walking distance of these hotels. Accommodation next to the Vatican include the Visconti Palace Hotel, Excel Rome St Peter, Twentyone Hotel, and Hotel Metropolis.

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Stato della Città del Vaticano

Vatican City comprises St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Square, the Vatican museums and the Vatican Gardens.

The Vatican City is famous for its magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Near St Peter’s stands the Vatican Palace, the Pope’s residence. Among the principal features of the Palace are the Stanze, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and 11 Vatican Museums, containing major works of art and valuable pictures.

Vatican City is the home of the Holy See, the body politic of the Roman Catholic Church and the jurisdiction of the Pope. The pope has traditionally been based in Rome, where the Vatican has been a papal residence since 1377. The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the Pope, which is located in Vatican City. It is also known as the Sacred Palace, the Papal Palace and the Palace of the Vatican.

The Vatican City State came into being through the Lateran Treaty of 1929, under which Italy recognized the sovereignty of the pope over the city of the Vatican. The 1947 Italian constitution reaffirmed the Lateran Treaty, and under its terms, Roman Catholicism became the state religion in Italy, enjoying special privileges. This remained so until, under a new 1984 Concordat (ratified in 1985), Catholicism ceased to be the state religion.

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) and St. Peter Basilica: Originally designed by the famous artist Bernini, this vast avenue is flanked by columns and leads directly to St. Peter's Basilica. The Basilica is built over the tomb of the martyred St. Peter and was designed by Michelangelo. Inside it is richly decorated featuring Michelangelo's famous sculpture Pieta and Bernini's bronze canopy located over the papal altar.

Vatican Museum: Museum contains masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art. It's the largest museum complex in the world with over 1400 rooms and includes the museum, galleries with 3,000 years of art, the Sistine Chapel, and parts of the papal palace.

List of The Vatican Museums

  • Michelangelo Sistine Chapel : Cappella Sistina is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace. Frescoed by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino and Pinturicchio.
  • Raphael’s Rooms - Stanze of Raphael : four rooms known as the Stanze of Raphael featuring the works of Raphael and others from his school. It was once the residence of Pope Julius II. The 4 rooms are Room of Constantine, Room of Heliodorus, Room of the Segnatura and Room of the Fire in the Borgo.
  • Pinacoteca : Vatican Pinacoteca (Art Gallery) was inaugurated on 27 October 1932 in the building especially constructed by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pius XI.
  • Etruscan Museum : housed in the Palace of Innocent VIII (1484-1492)
  • Egyptian Museum : museum containing Greek original works, Roman copies and sculptures dating from the 1st to the 3rd c. A.D. The most famous group is Athena and Marsyas
  • Gallery of the Candelabra : Roman copies of Hellenistic originals (3rd-2nd century B.C.) and some great 2nd century candelabra, from Otricoli.
  • The Immaculate Conception and Sobieski Rooms : named after a Catholic Church doctrine, celebrating Mary the mother of Jesus and this room was masterfully painted by Francesco Podesti.
  • Chiaramonti Museum - Braccio Nuovo Gallery : collection of Roman busts and statues
  • Missionary Ethnological Museum : containing Greek original works, Roman copies and sculptures
  • Chariot Room : room containing a large marble Roman chariot drawn by two horses, dating from the 1st century A.D.
  • Pio-Christian Museum : Christian antiquities
  • Gallery of Tapestries : Flemish tapestries, realized in Brussels by Pieter van Aelst’s School from drawings by Raphael’s pupils, during the pontificate of Clement VII (1523-1534).
  • Pius-Clementine Museum : contains the most important Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Vatican.
  • Gallery of Maps : 40 maps frescoed on the walls, which represent the Italian regions and the papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585).
  • Historical Museum - Carriage Pavilion : it contains saddles, carriages, automobiles and sedan chairs used by various popes.
  • Apartment of Pius V : apartment consisting out of a gallery, two small rooms and a chapel.
  • Borgia Apartment : apartment of Alexander VI (1492-1503), decorated by Bernardo di Betto and now used for the Collection of Modern Religious Art

Discount lodging for guest rooms - bed and breakfasts

Hotel Cicerone - ( Hotel located near the Vatican City State in Rome Italy )

Located in one of the most exclusive districts in Rome, just a few steps from the Spanish steps and the Vatican City, the hotel presents itself as the ideal base for exploring this historic city.

Starhotels Michelangelo Rome - ( Hotel near the City Vatican in Rome Italy )

Starhotels Michelangelo is a 4-star hotel establishment situated in the heart of Baroque Rome, in close proximity of the beautiful St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City.

Hotel Arcangelo - ( Hotel close to the Vatican City in Rome Italy )

This charming hotel is situated in the heart of Rome, in the shade of 2000 years of history of Castel Sant’Angelo and the Vatican museums.