Vatican City

The Vatican city is about a 15-minute walk from our facilitie

Walking route from Residence il Vittoriano to the Vatican City

Basilica of Saint Peter

The basilica of San Pietro, the most important church in Christianity, is also an example of Baroque and sumptuousness unmatched in the world, even if you are not religious, I recommend you visit it also inside it at least once in your life. Like all our churches in Italy, access is free and open to all, I advise you to avoid Sunday and Wednesday because there will certainly be more crowds. To access, it is necessary to carry out a security check both on the person and on the bags, so it is possible that there is a bit in a row, but it is usually very quick. Even if you come to Rome in the summer, remember that it is not allowed to enter the church if you have bare shoulders and legs, and at the Vatican they are quite rigid, I have seen many tourists being bounced. It is also possible to cover yourself with sarongs if necessary.

St. Peter’s Square

Basilica of Saint Peter

The Vatican Museums are certainly one of the most beautiful museum complexes in the world, not only for the immense treasures housed, but also for the wonderful rooms that compose them starting from the wonderful spiral marble staircase.

At any time of the year you visit them, there is always a long line to enter and I recommend that you always see the skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums that allow you to save even a couple of hours of queue, also because the museums are really large and full of works so half a day will be needed just for the visit.

You can buy tickets on the Vatican’s official website

Basilica of Saint Peter

Sistine Chapel

One of the greatest wonders of the artistic world, the entrance ticket can be combined with the Vatican museums, people enter groups because the number of visitors is limited.

Lose yourself in the details and colors of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment. I advise you to take a guided tour in order to discover secrets that you would otherwise have ignored and to read more about the techniques and years of work that were necessary to accomplish this wonder.

Sistine Chapel

Sant’Angelo castel

It was born as the Mausoleum of Adriano, then it was transformed into a medieval fortress where the Pope took refuge during the sieges and ultimately became the place of the Vatican prisons. It is connected to Vatican City with a fortified pass, which in the past was used to make the pope escape safely when there was danger. Nowadays it has been transformed into a museum and in some special periods it is possible to walk the pass that leads to the Vatican.

Sant’Angelo castel