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Vatican City Vacation: Coronavirus Information

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Vatican City Vacation

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:

Check out the Vatican City things to do page for a comprehensive list.

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.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.


Best Lodging Options Near Vatican City

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Splendor Suite Roma CA $110
Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2019
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Splendor Suite Roma

Splendor Suite Roma

Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, 35, Rome, RM
     
    4.5 of 5
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Had an amazing experience ! It was clean , modern , staff was nice and friendly. We walked almost everywhere because it was that close to everything

    Hotel Giolli Nazionale CA $71
    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.

      J.K. Place Roma CA $620
      Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020
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      J.K. Place Roma

      J.K. Place Roma

      Via di Monte d'Oro, 30, Rome, RM
         
        4.9 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Loved everything about this hotel.The staff are friendly and efficient, rooms are perfect, housekeeping great and there’s no skimping on anything. Highlights were the fantastic breakfasts, comfy bed and the pastries were fabulous ...would recommend !

        Demetra Hotel
        Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020
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        Demetra Hotel

        Demetra Hotel

        Via del Viminale n. 8, Rome, RM
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Beautiful hotel in a strategic position and amazingly well connected to all the main sightseeing of the eternal city. The staff is very friendly and kind always ready to help, the rooms are fresh new, clean and well organised. Absolutely happy about it. Very raccomended.

          Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina CA $104
          Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2020
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          Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina

          Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina

          Via Marsala 22, Rome, RM
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nice location and very good service. It is easy to book and communicate with hotel staff

            Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World CA $546
            Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020
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            Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World

            Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World

            Via del Gianicolo 3, Rome, RM
               
              4.5 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Beautiful hotel in a great location, quiet but close enough to most areas of Rome. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

              Hotel 87 Eighty-Seven - Maison D'Art Collection CA $94
              Reviewed on Mar. 2, 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

                Brilliant hotel. Made our stay excellent. Very clean. Friendly staff.

                Starhotels Michelangelo
                Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020
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                Starhotels Michelangelo

                Starhotels Michelangelo

                Via Della Stazione Di San Pietro 14, Rome, RM
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  We spent 6 nights at the Michelangelo in Rome. It was located within walking distance to the Vatican, bus and taxi stops making it easy for us to get around. It is a 40 minute walk to the heart of tourist areas like Trevi Fountian, the Pantheon and Piazza Nivona. It is easy to walk to if you don't ...

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