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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unaware when booking tickets for City Tours that the Sistine Chapel would be closed as it was a bank holiday on the Saturday. We therefore had to get to their office in the Vatican by 9.00 and the chapel was only open for half an hour until 9.30. It was a very long way to walk as we...

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Thank Di B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I totally recommend checking out the Vatican. It's was absolutely gorgeous, but please watch out for theft as people have gotten pick pocketed. On sundays this place is packed as the pope speaks on Sunday's. Enjoy!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not religious people but we're interested in the history & details of The Vatican. The beauty, size and history are incredible. I know that had we not had Giulia from LivItaly as our guide, we would not have had the same experience. My children continue to say they would like to visit The Vatican again you will not...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

do it yourself - we were quoted £112 per person for a trip to the vatican from the port but we said no and opted to do it ourselves. It was soooooo easy and we caught a train for £13 return and this allowed us to use all bus transport in Rome. We visited the Vatican, The Colosseum, The Pantheon,...

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Thank annademarco
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Be aware of which day the Pope holds an audience. I just wanted to go inside the St. Peters and light a candle for my friends recently deceased son. It was a mob scene with tight security and no access to the interior of St. Peters. I left and visited some of the other churches in the vicinity that are...

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Thank Stephen G
Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Vatican is so full of architecture, artifacts, history, paintings and sculptures you could spend a week there and not see it all. We spent part of 5 days there and felt there was much more to do and see than time allowed. The Vatican museum self guided tour is a must. The Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica are...

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Thank morningstar1953
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Visiting the sistine chapel and vatican museum was 1 of my top 10 for my visit to rome however it was the only place that I did not enjoy. definitely not worth the money to pay for a skip the line ticket and at the same time, it is not worth the wait to pay for regular price. It was...

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Reading
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I can't imagine how anyone could enjoy this experience. I bought tickets in advance which got us through some of the hordes of tour groups ,but it was still a nightmare. It must surely be a safety issue with so many people- why can they not restrict the numbers so that it can be seen properly. There are some rooms...

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2Thank Margaret035
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Take an early morning tour on days that are not holidays. It is worth the extra money to pay an outside tour company to help you navigate. Absolutely spectacular place to visit any time of year. Was here in winter and summer and it was better in winter months less crowds.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 25 October 2016

these vatican tours are a waste of time and money. My friends bought entry tickets online and waited 45 minutes. I bought tour tickets online and waited 30 minutes for entry...then got marched to a bench to learn about what i had been reading for and knew well. The tour ends in the basilica at...and voila, you are outside of...

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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Address: Via Crescenzio 78, 193 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
Price Range: $234 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#166 Family Hotel in Rome
#244 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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“Not a hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles stephengW9274KX, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I certainly would not endure it again”
 of 5 bubbles Margaret035, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Visit them all”
 of 5 bubbles 529TraceyE, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Pope gives audiences most Wednesday mornings. Tickets are free, but have to be arranged several weeks in advance. If you go to Rome in January, you'll have excellent weather and less crowds. Don't be afraid to haggle with the trinket/souvenier people. They'll sell most stuff for about half its asking price.”
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