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Program - Sightseeing - Vatican City - Holy See (Vatican City)

The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church

Have unforgettable moments and unique experience at the court of the Popes, visit their city, the Vatican and see the most popular historical masterpieces human civilization has to offer

A tourist’s travel to Rome is not complete without visiting the Vatican city, also known as the Holy City. With a population of around 800 people, and an area of approximately 44 hectares, it is considered to be the smallest independent state in the world, the home of Pope, and the center of Catholicism. There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Vatican, as this tiny city is full of attractions, points of interest, artworks, and history. Without further intro, here are our top reasons that bring millions of tourists to the Vatican every year, along with some tips to remember before visiting the Vatican.

The Vatican, the world’s smallest sovereign state, sits over the river from Rome's historic centre. Radiating out from the domed grandeur of St Peter’s Basilica, it boasts some of Italy’s most revered artworks, many housed in the vast Vatican Museums (home of the Sistine Chapel), as well as batteries of overpriced restaurants and souvenir shops. Nearby, the landmark Castel Sant’Angelo looms over the Borgo district and upmarket Prati offers excellent accommodation, eating and shopping.

Its holy buildings are monumental in scale and its lavishly-decorated halls house some of the world’s most celebrated artworks. Follow our day-long tour to make sure you don’t miss out on any of its spectacular highlights.