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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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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: Churches & Cathedrals
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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 Square (Piazza San Pietro)
St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Cupola di San Pietro
Cupola di San Pietro
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the... more Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Art Museums; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Federica & Barbara of BB Kitchen
Federica & Barbara of BB Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 12,135 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian
My Ale
My Ale
Ranked #2 of 12,135 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Brew Pub, Delicatessen
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Pane e Salame
Pane e Salame
Ranked #3 of 12,135 Restaurants in Rome
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 11
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Italian, Street Food
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Bread-in
Bread-in
Ranked #4 of 12,135 Restaurants in Rome
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 11
Cuisines: Italian, Fast food, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pinguino Gelateria Naturale
Pinguino Gelateria Naturale
Ranked #5 of 12,135 Restaurants in Rome
Price: US$ 1 - US$ 4
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Barricata Holiday Village
3.0 of 5
Barricata Holiday Village
US$ 71 - US$ 167
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bonelli
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Warmthotel
4.0 of 5
Warmthotel
US$ 48 - US$ 137
Ranked #196 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Domidea Hotel
4.0 of 5
Domidea Hotel
US$ 58 - US$ 158 (€ 54 - € 148)
Ranked #213 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Caesar Place
Caesar Place
US$ 131 - US$ 178
Ranked #1 of 11 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Vatican Charme
Vatican Charme
US$ 113 - US$ 137
Ranked #2 of 11 Vatican City B&B and Inns
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Domus Bella Roma
Domus Bella Roma
US$ 76 - US$ 94
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Antonello Colonna Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Antonello Colonna Resort & Spa
US$ 237 - US$ 439 (€ 221 - € 410)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Labico
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Portrait Roma
4.0 of 5
Portrait Roma
US$ 583 - US$ 1,679
Ranked #2 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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J.K. Place Roma
5.0 of 5
J.K. Place Roma
US$ 480 - US$ 1,286
Ranked #5 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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