The Vatican City overflows with imposing religious and political history as well as works of art that witnessed it all. Just outside of Rome, it sits on a hilltop overlooking the Tiber River. Captivating and formidable, it can hardly miss on your bucket list! Our Vatican tours in Rome led by one of our expert guides starts with a journey through the Vatican Museums.
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Dress code: knees, stomach and shoulder must be covered for both genders
Student must carry ID before taking walking tour of Vatican City
The Vatican city is a place with one of the most influential histories in the world. In fact, it played a crucial role in the religious and political development of Europe for centuries.
Vatican City, a sovereign state since 1929, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, home to the Pope and the College of Cardinals. Unsurprisingly, its the smallest country in the world with approximately 920 full-time residents and 3000 commuting employees. Despite being so tiny, Vatican state has its own telephone system, a banking system, post office, gardens, astronomical observatory, pharmacy and even a radio station. Still, most of the goods such as water, food, electricity, and gas are imported.
The Vatican wraps around St Peters Basilica that proudly overlooks the St Peters Square. This masterpiece is a result of the combined efforts of great artists including Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Maderno. The Basilica guards the tomb of St Peter the Apostle and is the largest religious building in the whole world.
But why bore you with the detail when you can see and hear it all with your own eyes and ears! Book your Guided tours and knowledgeable guides, and make sure you get the most out of your time in this imposing city!