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Vatican City
Sure, Vatican City is tiny—110 acres—but it houses the world's largest Catholic church (St. Peter's Basilica) and has perhaps the best collection of artistic masterpieces in the world (the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Pieta, the Laocoon Group, etc.). And maybe only 800 people live here, but one of them's the Pope. It's a pretty good argument for quality over quantity.

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La Pieta
La Pieta
The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues
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St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
Owner description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects... more Owner description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals
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Cupola di San Pietro
Cupola di San Pietro
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Stanze di Raffaello
Stanze di Raffaello
Attraction type: Museums
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Roman Necropolis
Roman Necropolis
Owner description: When Pius XII ordered a thorough excavation of the area under the High Altar in St. Peter's Basilica, twisting stone passages were found leading to an ancient Roman necropolis... more Owner description: When Pius XII ordered a thorough excavation of the area under the High Altar in St. Peter's Basilica, twisting stone passages were found leading to an ancient Roman necropolis, which contained chambers 10- to 15-feet wide with preserved frescoes and mosaics. less
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cemeteries
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Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Ristorante dei Musei Vaticani
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Likeat
Likeat
Ranked #1 of 8,259 restaurants in Rome
Price: USD 5 - 7
Cuisines: Sandwiches
Panino Divino
Panino Divino
Ranked #2 of 8,259 restaurants in Rome
Price: USD 7 - 14
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Sandwiches, Street Food
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Pinsere Roma
Pinsere Roma
Ranked #3 of 8,259 restaurants in Rome
Price: USD 4 - 7
Cuisines: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, After-hours
Il Bazar Dello Zucchero
Il Bazar Dello Zucchero
Ranked #4 of 8,259 restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Ice cream

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Lodi
2.0 of 5
Hotel Lodi
USD 62 - 166
Ranked #84 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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Hotel Selva Candida
3.0 of 5
Hotel Selva Candida
USD 75 - 118 (EUR 55 - 87)
Ranked #158 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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Relais Castrum Boccea
4.0 of 5
Relais Castrum Boccea
USD 79 - 279 (EUR 58 - 205)
Ranked #168 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

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Villa Palazzola
Villa Palazzola
USD 68 - 136 (EUR 50 - 100)
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Rocca di Papa
Hotel Golden
Hotel Golden
USD 97 - 356
Ranked #7 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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Palm Gallery Hotel
Palm Gallery Hotel
USD 155 - 312 (EUR 114 - 229)
Ranked #9 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

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Portrait Roma
5.0 of 5
Portrait Roma
USD 616 - 1,188
Ranked #2 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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Barocco Hotel
4.0 of 5
Barocco Hotel
USD 252 - 511 (EUR 185 - 376)
Ranked #8 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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Artemide Hotel
4.0 of 5
Artemide Hotel
USD 235 - 424 (EUR 173 - 312)
Ranked #12 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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