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Vatican City Flag The State of the Vatican City (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano) is a landlocked sovereign state located in walled enclave within Rome,Italy. The Vatican City has a population of around 800 people and is ruled by the Pope.

Vatican City Details


Country Name Vatican City
Political Status Sovereign state
Geographic Location Southern Europe (in a landlocked enclave within the city of Rome in Italy)
Flag Vatican City Flag
Principal Language Italian
Capital Vatican City


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Vatican City Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun
By Sara Coleman

Coleman Sara
Paperback (72 pages)

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Enjoy your trip to Italy with the Vatican City Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun.

The Quick Trips to Italy Series provides key information about the best sights and experiences if you have just a few days to spend in the exciting destination of Vatican City.

So don't waste time! We give you sharp facts and opinions that are accessible to you quickly when in Vatican City. Like the best and most famous sightseeing attractions & fun activities (including One Day in Vatican City, St Peter’s Square, St Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens, Vatican Library, Swiss Guard, Papal Palaces), where to experience the local culture, great local restaurant choices and accommodation for the budget-minded. Where to shop until you drop, party the night away and then relax and recover!

Also included is information about the typical weather conditions in Vatican City, Entry Requirements, Health Insurance, Travelling with Pets, Airports & Airlines in Italy, Currency, Banking & ATMs, Credit Cards, Reclaiming VAT, Tipping Policy, Mobile Phones, Dialling Code, Emergency numbers, Public Holidays in Italy, Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, School Holidays, Trading Hours, Driving Laws, Smoking Laws, Drinking Laws, Electricity, Tourist Information (TI), Food & Drink Trends, and a list of useful travel websites.

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101 Surprising Facts About St. Peter's and the Vatican
By Jeffrey Kirby S.T.L.

Kirby Jeffrey
Released: 2015-03-01
Paperback (120 pages)

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What do you really know about Vatican City?

The Vatican, comprising the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter's Basilica, and various other buildings, serves as the headquarters of the Catholic Church. It has done so for nearly two millennium ever since the first Pope, St. Peter, made it his home.

Thousands of Catholics flock to the Vatican and its iconic basilica each year. But what do you really know about this great basilica and the city that houses it?

Here, Father Jeffrey Kirby takes you on a whirlwind tour of this little country (yes, Vatican City is its own country, Fact # 2) and uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the city, and its famous church.

Discover what language degree you need to work a Vatican ATM, what archi tectural feature of St. Peter’s is a map of the universe, and even what the pope’s license plate number is. Along the way, you’ll find the deep theological meaning woven into the design and architectural features of St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican.

Whether you’ve already been to Rome or are still planning your first trip, 101 Surprising Facts About the Vatican will transport you to Basilica and City at the heart of the Catholic Church and enable you to appreciate them like never before.
Vatican City Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
By Kimberly Thornton

Thornton Kimberly
Paperback (38 pages)

Vatican City Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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Covering an area of only 110 acres adjacent to Rome, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It is known for being the residence of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome and the global head of the Catholic Church. This city-state is a walled enclave completely surrounded by the city of Rome. Only 842 people reside in the Vatican but it attracts over 5.5 million visitors every year given its historic, religious, and architectural significance. The Vatican not only appeals to Catholics across the world but to travelers from all backgrounds making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is the only country in the world which is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vatican City - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - One Day in Vatican City - St Peter’s Square - St Peter’s Basilica - Sistine Chapel - Vatican Museums - Vatican Gardens - Vatican Library - Swiss Guard - Papal Palaces - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places to Stay - Relais Vatican View - Hotel Joli - Hotel Giuggioli - Twentyone Hotel - Best Western Hotel Spring House - Places to Eat - Ristorante Hoi - Siciliainbocca - Insalata Ricca - Snack Bar - Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani - Places to Shop - Vatican Gift - Savelli Religious - Piazza Risorgimento - Piazza di Spagna - Antique Shopping in Vatican City
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Rome
By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-21
Paperback (440 pages)

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Experience classical Rome and step inside the iconic Colosseum; experience the religious Rome and visit Vatican City, a country all its own; experience the delicious Rome and stroll the city's beautiful piazzas with a gelato in hand.

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   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
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   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome truly shows you what others only tell you.

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DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-10-18
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome is your in-depth guide to the very best of Rome, the most fascinating city in Italy.

Experience classical Rome and step inside the iconic Colosseum; experience the religious Rome and visit Vatican City, a country all its own; experience the delicious Rome and stroll the city's beautiful piazzas with a gelato in hand.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome truly shows you what others only tell you.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Rome, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

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