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Places to Visit in Vatican City

It's enjoyable to just stroll around the streets when you're in a new destination, but sometimes it's a wise idea to have a plan. Grab your itinerary — we have plenty of excellent ideas for your Vatican City vacation.

Vatican City has plenty to keep you occupied, but one of its biggest perks is that it's not far from St. Peter's Basilica. You'll want to spend a lot of time here, so staying close by is definitely a smart idea!

This area won't disappoint when it comes to wonderful attractions. The Pantheon and Piazza Navona are some sights that are within strolling distance.

A wise man once said, "The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." Admire the intriguing works at Vatican Museums, and take a moment to imagine the story of each piece. There's a fabulous range of things to do in this destination. If you're searching for some spiritual enlightenment on your vacation, make your way to Sistine Chapel. You never know, you may even find the answers to a couple of life's most pressing questions! Still have time on your hands? You don't need to know your Matisses from your Monets to enjoy an excursion to Castel Sant'Angelo. It displays a well-curated array of exhibits that'll capture your interest and fuel your enthusiasm for art.

The world is brimming with adventure, and there are endless epic experiences to be had when we dig out our passports and go on vacation.

This place has a wide range of things to do. Here are some suggestions to kick off your trip to Vatican City:

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Vatican City Accommodations

Luckily, Vatican City has a great range of accommodations, so it'll be easy to discover something that meets your requirements. Searching for cheap vacations or luxury getaways? Expedia has everything you need.

If you need to keep a close eye on your bank balance, why not consider inexpensive accommodations like the G-Rough (Piazza di Pasquino, 69) or the Lifestyle Suites Rome (Piazza Navona, 93)? Both come with great reviews! If Champagne and caviar are more to your liking, pack your designer luggage and stay at the Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina -The Leading Hotels of the World (Via del Gianicolo 3) or the Palazzo Dama (Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia 2).

Is being in the vicinity of St. Peter's Basilica a priority? The Amalia Vaticano Hotel and the Hotel Sant' Anna are both practically on the doorstep.

Nearest Airports to Vatican City

Jumping on a plane to Ciampino Airport (CIA) is the most convenient choice for most visitors. After you hit the tarmac, you'll be 10 miles from Vatican City.

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Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection $61
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020
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Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection

Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection

Via del Tritone 87-89, Rome, Rome
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Amazing location, lovely place. The youngest staff are really pleasant, the guys that served breakfast worked incredibly hard to make everyone happy! The people at the reception when we checked out were NOT nice at all, not pleasant, not polite.

    Otivm Hotel $99
    Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
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    Otivm Hotel

    Otivm Hotel

    Via D'Aracoeli, 11, Rome
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great hotel with perfect location to explore Rome. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Thank you.

      Hotel Barocco $203
      Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020
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      Hotel Barocco

      Hotel Barocco

      Piazza Barberini, 9, Entrance Via della Purificazione 4, Rome, Rome
         
        4.8 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This was a true quaint boutique hotel with excellent service, afternoon tea, nice breakfast and an excellent location within a 10 minute nice walk to the Spanish steps. The memory foam bed was exceptional. However, the shower needed complete replacement as non functional compared to quality hotels, ...

        La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection $66
        Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020
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        La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection

        La Maison D'Art Spagna - Maison d'Art Collection

        Via del Corso 112, Spagna, Rome
           
          4.2 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great place to stay, amazing staff and very friendly.

          NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento $181
          Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020
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          NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento

          NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento

          Piazza Dei Cinquecento, 90, Rome
             
            4.5 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Everything was great. Friendly staff, clean hotel and we loved the breakfast.

            The Hive Hotel $80
            Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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            The Hive Hotel

            The Hive Hotel

            Via Torino 6, Rome, Roma
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The only dislike was that the beds were rock hard. Had to put extra blankets under me to sleep half way decent. Other than that, our stay was wondering!

              Hotel Colosseum $63
              Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020
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              Hotel Colosseum

              Hotel Colosseum

              Via Sforza 10, Rome, RM
                 
                4.3 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location near Colosseum and Forum. Super clean and well cared for. Excellent Breakfast -as much or as little as you can handle. Helpful staff from the desk clerks through the dining room staff. Comfortable double bed , enough electric outlets, well appointed bathroom. About an 8 minute walk ...

                Hotel Giolli Nazionale $41
                Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020
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                Hotel Giolli Nazionale

                Hotel Giolli Nazionale

                Via Nazionale 69, Rome, RM
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  I really enjoyed my stay at Hotel Giolli Nazionale. The only problem is that the walls were very thin. Every night, I was woken up by my hotel neighbors coming back. I could hear almost every word of their conversation. Other than that, everything else was great.

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