Category: Classic sights
We assess the pros and cons of paying guides to take you round the Vatican (and other sites), and give you tips to find a good company to do so.
To clear up any confusion we first need to define some terminology: Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders. It is an independent country surrounded by Italy, and presided over by the Holy See (the Catholic church’s jurisdiction),
The further you get from the dome, the bigger it gets! This amazing view of St Peter’s is from the residential street of Via Niccolò Piccolomini.
The “Rome Tourist Card” is a fantastic, downloadable package that combines preferential skip the line tickets, discounts, an airport transfer, and a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket in Rome.