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| image=800px-VaticanCityentrance.jpg
| flag=Flag of the Vatican City.svg
| capital=Vatican City
| government=Theocracy/ elective absolute monarchy
| currency=euro (EUR)
| area=0.44 sq km
| population=821 (July 2007 est.)
| language=Latin, (official)<br/>spoken: [[Italian_phrasebook|Italian]] (official)
| religion=Roman Catholic (100% and official)
| electricity=230V/50Hz (European or Italian plug)
Perhaps the '''Vatican''' needs no introduction. As the centre of the Roman Catholic Church, the '''Vatican City ''' state - along with the surrounding Italian districts of '''Borgo''', '''Prati''' and the area around the '''Monte Mario''' - is packed filled with more history and artwork than most cities in the world.
'''Vatican City''' ([[Italian phrasebook|Italian]]: ''Stato della Città del Vaticano'') is an independent country, the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church; entirely surrounded by the city of Rome, in [[Italy]], the Vatican is also the world's smallest state. Outside Vatican City itself, thirteen buildings in Rome and one at Castel Gandolfo (the Pope's summer residence) also enjoy extraterritorial rights. On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected Pontiff and thus ruler of the Vatican, taking the name ''Francis''.
'''Borgo''' is the fourteenth ''rione'' (ward) of Rome and is also the closest neighbourhood to the Vatican. Despite its historical, cultural and artistical importance, parts of it were razed in the 1930s in order to build the grandiose - and, arguably, ugly - ''via della Conciliazione''. What remains today of the district is located in the area between the Tiber river, via di Porta Cavalleggeri, Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo and piazza del Risorgimento. The ward itself can be divided as follows:
* ''Borgo S. Spirito'' is the area between via di Porta Cavalleggeri, the Tiber river and via della Conciliazione;
* ''Borgo Pio'' lies between said boulevard and the Leonine Walls;
* ''Borgo Vittorio'' is located on the other side of the walls, while the adjacent ''Borgo Angelico'' borders with piazza del Risorgimento (in the Prati district);
* ''Borgo Sant'Angelo'' lies between Castel Sant'Angelo to the West and via della Conciliazione to the South.
The main streets in the ward are also called ''borghi'' (and not ''vie'' as in the rest of the city); generally speaking, the further you get from St. Peter's, the less touristy the neighbourhood becomes. Of course, always keep in mind that often it's not possible to escape completely the touristy hustle-and-bustle of the city centre.
'''Vatican CityPrati''' (Italian: ''Città del Vaticano'') is an the twenty-second, and last, '''independent country'rione''of the city. An elegant district laid out in the late 19th century, it was designed to house (along with the latest incarnation of Esquilino neighbourhood and the old Papal States and area around piazza della Repubblica) the temporal seat civil servants of the Pope, head newly-established Kingdom of Italy. Unlike the worldwide Catholic Church; entirely surrounded by Esquilino - which housed the city of [[Rome]], in [[Italy]], less wealthy among the State employees - the Vatican is also district was home to the worldcity's smallest state. Outside Vatican City itselfrising burgeoisie, thirteen buildings and it showed in Rome 1912 when Prati was the first neighbourhood in city to be provided with electricity. Its most important squares are the recently renovated piazza Cavour and one at Castel Gandolfo piazza del Risorgimento (near the Pope's summer residenceVatican Museums) while the main boulevard is via Cola di Rienzo, also enjoy extraterritorial rights. On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio one of Argentina was elected Pontiff, taking the name ''Francis'Rome's most famous shopping streets.
'''Borgo''' is the fourteenth ''rione'' (ward) The neighbourhood was built during a time of Rome's city centre; it is also tensions between the closest to Pope and the Vatican. Despite its historical, cultural Italian state and artistical importancetherefore, city planners designed its street layout in such a good chunk of it was razed in the 1930s in order way to make impossible for anyone to build the grandiose (see St. Peter's dome from its wide andcarefully planned streets. The district hosts, arguablyamong the other things, uglya Waldensian church (on piazza Cavour) ''via della Conciliazione''. What remains today of the ward is located between said avenue and the Leonine walls.
With its 139 metres, '''PratiMonte Mario''' is the twenty-secondhighest rise in Rome; however, and lastit's not part of the historical seven hills. From its summit, locally known as the ''rioneZodiaco'' of the city. An elegant district laid out in the late 19th century, it was designed to house (along with the Esquilino neighbourhood and the area around piazza della Repubblicameaning "zodiac") the civil servants , you can enjoy a wonderful view of the newly-established Kingdom of Italycity. Unlike the Esquilino, which housed the less wealthy among the State employees, Prati was home to Between the cityhill's rising burgeoisie. Its most important squares are the now recently renovated piazza Cavour foot and piazza del Risorgimento (near the Vatican Museums)City, while the main boulevard is the classy via Cola di Rienzo there are two districts - also one of Rome's most famous shopping streets''Trionfale''' and '''Della Vittoria'''; both are relatively recent (early 1900s/1960s) and provide cheaper housing alternatives than Prati.The Trionfale neighbourhood was built during is also home to a time of tensions between the Pope and the Italian state; therefore, city planners designed its street layout in such a way to make impossible for anyone to see St. Peter's dome from its wide and carefully planned streets. The district hostsfood market, among the other things, a Waldensian church (located on piazza Cavour)via Andrea Doria.
The origin of the Papal States, which over the years have varied considerably in extent, may be traced back to AD 756 with the Donation of Pepin. However , the Popes were the ''de facto'' rulers of Rome and the surrounding province since the fall of the Roman Empire and the subsequent retreat of Byzantine power in Italy. ; the Popes , in their secular role , ruled parts of the central portion of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until 1860, when most of the Papal States were seized by the newly-formed Kingdom of Italy. On September 20, 1870, the Papal States ceased to exist when Rome itself was annexed.
Disputes between a series of "prisoner" Popes and the Kingdom of Italy were resolved in 1929 by three Lateran Treaties which established the independent state of Vatican City, established its territorial extent and, among other things, granted Roman Catholicism special status in Italy.
The Pope is elected for life by the College of Cardinals. When the election was last held (March 13, 2013 - Pope Francis I), it attracted large crowds.
Present concerns of the Holy See include interreligious dialogue and reconciliation, and the application of church Church doctrine in an era of rapid change and globalization. About a billion people worldwide profess the Catholic faith.
===Holy See===
The Vatican sits on a low hill between 19 m and 75 m above sea level. With a boundary only 3.2 km around, the enclosed land area is smaller than some shopping malls; however, the buildings are far more historic and architecturally interesting. Note that, when talking about the country's terrain, most of it's is part of the Vatican gardensGardens.
==Get in==
[[Image:Vatican-map.png|thumb|600px|Map of Vatican City and its surroundings.]] Although not a member of either the [[EU|European Union]] or the [[EEA|European Economic Area]], the Vaticanmaintains an open border with Italy and is treated as part of the [[Travel in the Schengen Zone|Schengen Area]].
It's easy to get to the Vatican by taxi, bus, Metro(the adjacent Prati district is served by line '''A'''), tram or by foot from Rome (the closest neighbourhood on the other side of the Tiber being [[Rome/Old Rome|the area around piazza Navona]]). A beautiful experience can be get to St. Peter's by walking from piazza Venezia, along via del Plebiscito, corso Vittorio Emanuele II and then via della Conciliazione (or, if you want, from Termini walking along via Nazionale) in one of the closest approximation, along with via dei Fori Imperiali, to the Washingtonian "National Mall" or the Parisian "Voie Imperiale" that Rome has to offer you(the other is via dei Fori Imperiali). Take Metro line A to ''the "Ottaviano - S. Pietro - Musei Vaticani'' " for the Museums and St. Peter's or tram #19 to ''piazza del Risorgimento''.
From central Rome, the #64 bus goes right to the southern end of the Vatican... however, but it's a favourite among pickpockets so guard your valuables!
Visitors and tourists are not permitted to drive inside the Vatican without specific permission, which is normally granted only to those who have business with some office in the Vatican.
==Get around==
With only 109 acres (44 hectares) within its walls, the Vatican is easily traveled travelled by foot; however, most of this area is inaccessible to tourists. The most popular areas open to tourists are the St. Peter's basilica Basilica and the Vatican Museums.
If you're heading up Monte Mario, wear comfortable shoes - it's quite a climb!
Latin enthusiasts rejoice! The Holy See holds Latin as its official language, and the able traveller is invited to check out the urban legend that you can indeed get by within the city state only using the "dead" language. [[Italianphrasebook|Italian]], however, is the official language of Vatican City and remains the most more useful of the two.
English is widely spoken here, as are most major languages of the world; this is the Vatican, a city for the world's Catholics and all who wish to see St. Peter's basilicaBasilica.
===Swiss Guard===
[[Image:Swiss Papal Guards.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Swiss Guards]]
The '''Swiss Guard''' ([[Italian phrasebook|Italian]]: ''Guardia Svizzera Pontificia''; [[French phrasebook|French]]: ''Garde Suisse Pontificale''; [[German phrasebook|German]]: ''Päpstliche Schweizergarde''; Latin: ''Pontificia Cohors Helvetica'') is tasked with protecting the Pontiff himself. They wear very colourful clothing, similar to the uniforms worn by Renaissance-era soldiers; winter palette of clothing differs from summer palette. Contrary to popular belief, Michelangelo did not design the Guards' uniforms - rather, they were created by one of the Guard's commandercommanders, Jules Repond, in the 19th century. The Pontifical Swiss Guard is also the smallest and oldest standing army in the world, founded in 1506 by the "warrior Pope" Julius II (the same Pope who kick-started the construction of this 'new' basilica and making Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel). The origins of the Swiss guards, however, go much further; the Popes, as well as a lot of European rulers, regularly employed Swiss mercenaries since the 15th century. Said Swiss mercenaries were a major "export" of Switzerland (before they decided in 1515 not to be involved in military conflicts anymore) and turned particularly useful during the Sack of Rome of 1527.
===St. Peter's Basilica===
[[Image:Basilica_Dome.JPG|thumb|250px|leftright|''Dome of St. Peter's basilica in Vatican City'']]
The centre of the Catholic world, this magnificent basilica with its dome (designed by Michelangelo) has an awe-inspiring interior. This place is huge, but everything is in such proportion that the scale escapes you. To give you a comparison, you can fit the [[Manhattan/Lower Manhattan|Statue of Liberty]], statue and pedestal (height from ground of pedestal to torch: 93m), underneath the dome (interior height of 120m from floor to top of dome) with room to spare.
[[Image:St. Peter's.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Baldacchino and the dome, St. Peter's basilica]]
Aside from going inside, you can take an elevator up to the roof and then make a long climb up 323 steps to the '''top of the dome''' for a spectacular view. It costs €7 €8 for the elevator (€5 €6 to climb the stairs) and allow an hour to go up and down. During the climb and before reaching the very top, you will find yourself standing on the inside of the dome, looking down into the basilica itself. Be warned that there are a lot of stairs so it is not for the faint at heart (literally or figuratively) nor the claustrophobic as the very last section of the ascent is through a little more than shoulder-width spiral staircase. Instead of leaving out the doors you came in, go down into the crypt to see the tomb of Pope John Paul II, the crypt leaves out the front.
Note: a strict dress code is enforced (as in many other places of worship), so have your shoulders covered, wear trousers or a not-too-short dress, and men must take your hats off (which is the custom in churches in Europe. You might be required to check bags at the entrance. Photos are allowed to be taken inside, but not with a flash. The lack of light will probably cause your pictures not to turn out very well, so you may want to buy a few postcards to keep as souvenirs.
The basilica is open Apr-Sep 07:00-19:00 daily April to September 9AMand Oct-7PM and October to March 9AMMar 07:00-6PM18:00; closed Wednesday W mornings for papal audiences.
Daily masses at 8M-Sa 08:30AM30, 10AM10:00, 11AM11:00, 12PM12:00, & 5PM Monday to Saturdayand 17:00, and Sundays & Su and holidays at 808:30AM30, 10:30AM30, 11:30AM30, 12:10AM10, 1PM13:00, 4PM16:00, & 5and 17:30PM30.
Free 90 minute tours leave daily from the Tourist Information at 2:15PM, many days also at 3PM. Telephone: 06-6988-1662. €5 audio-guides can be rented from the checkroom.
Tours are the only way to see the '''Vatican Gardens''', €12, book at least a day in advance by calling 06-6988-4676, TuesdayTu, ThursdayTh, & Saturday Sa at 10AM10:00, depart from tour desk and finish in St. Peter's Squaresquare. To tour the '''Necropolis''' and the '''Saint's Tomb''', call the excavations office at least a week in advance at 06-6988-5318, €10 or email at [email protected] - €13 for 2 -hour tour, office open Monday to Saturday 9AMM-Sa 09:00-5PM17:00.
If you want to '''see the Pope''', you can either see a usual blessing from his apartment at '''noon on Sunday''', just show up (however, in the summer he gives it from his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, 40 km/25 miles mi from Rome) or you can go to the more formal '''Wednesday''' appearance. The pope arrives in the popemobile at 10:30AM 30 to bless crowds from a balcony or platform, except in winter, when he speaks in the ''Aula Paolo VI'' auditorium next to the square. You can easily watch from a distance or get a free ticket, which you must get on the Tuesday before. There are a number of ways:
[[Image:Saint_Peters_Basilica_Vatican_City.jpg|thumb|Interior of St. Peter's basilica]]
*Your hotelier may be able to book one for you
*You could wait in a long line at St. Peter's on Tuesday where the Swiss Guards hand out tickets at their post to the right of the basilica, after 12:00 on Tuesday
*You could can contact the S. Susanna church parish in order to get you a ticket, which you can pick up there on Tuesday between 5PM 17:00 & 618:45PM45, on via XX Settembre (Metro line A, stop: "Repubblica"). Call 06-4201-4554, or go to []
*Finally, if you want to book a free spot in the square or in the auditorium, call 06-6988-4631
St. Peter's square is, actually, an ellipse. There are two stones (one on each side of the square) between the obelisk and the fountains. If you step on either of these stones, the four columns on the colonnades merge into one.
The fountains were designed by two different architects , Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The '''obelisk''' in the middle of the square was transported from Egypt to Rome in 37 AC.DE. by the Emperor Caligula to mark the spine of a circus eventually completed by Nero. The so-called Circus of Nero was parallel to and to the south of the east-west axis of the current basilica. It was in this circus that St. Peter was crucified in the first official persecutions of Christians undertaken by Nero beginning in 64 AC.DE. and continuing until his death in 67 AC.DE. The original location of the obelisk is marked with a plaque located near the sacristy on the south side of the basilica, where it remained until it was moved in 1586 AC.DE. by Pope Sixtus V to its present location.
During the Middle Ages, the '''bronze ball on top of the obelisk''' was believed to contain the ashes of Julius Caesar. When it was relocated to the present reliquary, the Chigi Star in honour of Pope Alexander VII was added, containing pieces of the True Cross. This is the only obelisk in Rome that never toppled since it was placed in ancient Rome and is the second largest Egyptian obelisk after the Lateran obelisk. This celebrated obelisk nearly shattered while it was being moved. Upon orders of the pope, no one was to speak a word otherwise he would be excommunicated. However, a sailor shouted to water the ropes to prevent them from burning. He was forgiven and in gratitude for saving the day, the palms for Palm Sunday still come from the sailor's home town of Bordighera. The moving of this obelisk was celebrated in engravings during its time to commemorate the Renaissance's recovery and mastery of ancient knowledge.
===The Vatican Museums===
<see name="The Vatican Museums" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="MonM-Sat Sa 09:00-18:00 (last tickets at 16:00). Closed on Sundays Su except last Sunday Su of the monthmo; when it is free, crowded, and open 909:00AM00-214:00PM00. The museum is closed for holidays on: January 1 1 &amp; 6Jan, February 11Feb, March 19Mar, April 4 &amp; 5Apr, 1 May 1 , June 29Jun, August 14 &amp; 15Aug, November 1Nov, and December 8, 25, &amp; 26.Dec" price="Visitors: €15€17, Concessions: €8.00" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">One of the greatest art galleries in the world, the museum is most famous for its spiral staircase, the Raphael Rooms and the exquisitely decorated Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's frescoes. It's organised in such a way that the visitor has to follow a one-way route; do see it! Don't put it off, because it closes before the rest of the museum does!</see>
[[Image:Vatican Museum.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Double Spiral Staircase, exit of Vatican Museum]]
You can get to the Vatican Museums by taking Metro line '''A''' (direction: "Battistini") and getting off at the "Ottaviano - S.Pietro - Musei Vaticani" or "Cipro" stops (10 minutes walk). Bus #49 stops in front of the museum entrance, buses #32, #81 and #982, along with tram line #19, stop on piazza del Risorgimento (5 minutes walk); buses #492 and #990 stop at via Leone IV and via degli Scipioni, respectively (5 minutes walk).
The Museums are, usually, most crowded on SaturdaysSat, MondaysM, the last Sunday Sun of the monthit's Free, rainy days, and the days before or after a holiday. Dress code: no short shorts or bare shoulders. Telephone: +39 06 69884947. There are often lengthy queues from the entrance that stretch around the block in the early morning. Non-guided visitors should join the queue that is to the left as you are facing the entrance; the queue on the right is intended for guided group visitors. Always check if there is actually a queue before getting a guide on the street to skip it, many guides will tell you that there is a huge queue ahead even when there is none or a short one. Two hour English tours cost €31 €33 and includes museum admission, and leave at 10:30AM30, 12PM12:00, & 2PM 14:00 in summer, 10:30AM & 30 and 11:15AM 15 in winter. To reserve, book online []. Other contact details: for groups [email protected], for individuals: [email protected], tel. + 39 06 69883145 or +39 06 69884676, fax + 39 06 69873250.
With a booking you skip the queue and enter through the exit, next to entry, to go to the guided tours desk. There are also audio-guides available from the top of the escalator/ramp for €7. Two people to share a single unit plugging in a standard set of earphones.
You can book on-line for admission only (no tour) for an extra €4pp and still skip the queue. Accessing the Sistine Chapel requires walking through many other (spectacular) halls and buildings (including the Raphael's Rooms) and it takes about an hour, but if you are confined to a wheelchair or travelling with a baby pram or stroller you can use the lifts and go straight to the Sistine Chapel. It takes 5-10 minutes unless you stop along the long corridor. Note that although the Museum is quite large, no free map is available (only a simple leaflet with the order of the rooms) - you must bring your own, or purchase a guidebook in the shop for €10 or more.
Also, be aware that it is not allowed to take pictures or to talk loudly in the Sistine Chapel (although everybody flagrantly violates these rules). While one may agree with this policy or not, the visit would be a much more pleasant one without the guards having to yell out ''"Shh!"'' or: "''No foto e no video!"'' every two minutes. The bottom line is: respect the rules and let every visitor enjoy the best of the experience, even if no one else does. If you try to sneak a picture (again, like everyone does), you'll get a bad photograph and a screaming guard as your reward. You may even be kicked out and forced to delete the pictures if you are taking them too boldly.
* <see name="Castel Sant'Angelo" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="09.:00 to -19.00, last entry at 18.:30, closed on MondaysMs" price="Euros 8,€8.5, with reductions. Roma Pass accepted" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Perhaps the most fascinating building in Rome. The core of the structure began life as the mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian, built between 135 and 139 AD. Subsequent strongholds were built on top of the mausoleum during the Middle Ages and were in turn incorporated into a residence and castle by the Popes. The building was used as a prison until 1870, but now houses a museum. Opera buffs will be exhilarated to visit the balcony from which Tosca leaps to her death; film buffs will recognise as a setting from "''Angels and Demons''.</see> * <see name="Palazzo di Giustizia" alt="Palace of Justice" address="piazza Cavour" directions="buses #87 and #130; Metro line A, "Lepanto" stop" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""email="" fax="">Designed by architect Guglielmo Calderini and built from 1889 to 1911 in order to house the ''Corte di Cassazione'' (the Italian equivalent of the Supreme Court), this imposing neo-Renaissance palace underwent extensive restoration in 1970, when its foundations nearly sunk into the alluvial terrain. Another partial restoration followed in 1984.The adjoining piazza Cavour was laid out by architect Nicodemo Severi in 1885, and a sculpture by Stefano Galletti celebrating Count Camillo Benso di Cavour (the ''éminence grise'' behind the Italian Unification) lies at the centre of the gardens. The square itself has been refurbished following the construction of an underground parking lot in 2012.</see>.
* <see name="Palazzo di Giustizia" alt="Palace of Justice" address="piazza Cavour" directions="buses #87 and #130; Metro line A, Lepanto stop" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Designed by architect Guglielmo Calderini and built between 1889 and 1911 in order to house Italy's ''Corte di Cassazione'' (the Italian equivalent of the Supreme Court), this imposing neo-Renaissance palace underwent extensive restoration in 1970, when its foundation nearly imploded. The adjoining piazza Cavour was laid out by architect Nicodemo Severi in 1885, and a sculpture by Stefano Galletti celebrating Count Camillo Benso di Cavour (the ''éminence grise'' behind the Italian Unification) lies at the centre of the gardens. Following the construction of an underground parking lot between 2006 and 2012, the square has been recently refurbished.
The two main entrances to Vatican City for tourists are A) the Vatican Museums, accessible from viale Vaticano on the northern side of the city state and B) St. Peter's basilica, on the southeastern side of the city and accessible from via della Conciliazione. The basilica is open usually from 707:00-719:00. The Vatican Museums is open to the public from 9 AM M- 4 PM Monday Sa 09:00- Saturday16:00. Visitors can stay inside until 6 PM18:00. The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays Su except for the last Sunday Su of each month when it is open from 909:00-12:30. Visitors can stay inside until 2 PM14:00. Take note that this day is usually extremely busy so it is preferable to visit another day if you are able to afford it.
While guidebooks do their best to provide an aid for viewing the collections inside the Vatican, a guided tour is a far better way to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
If you are into photography, the St. Peter's square is perhaps very a irritating location because of always being full of people, barricades, security and speakers and lights hanging from places. Even on weekdays when it is raining, the area is just very crowded. Do not have high hopes of getting a nice natural picture in the Vatican.
===Vatican Tours===
Guided tours are provided by the Vatican itself for the cost of 32 Euro€32. Tours can be booked here starting , 60 days before the requested tour date , here: []. Guided tours are also offered by several other companies.
Guided tours are also offered by several other companies. List of Companies offering Vatican Tours:
Angel Tours: 1 PM EcoArt Travel - Small group Vatican Tour. Rome like a local with word of mouth famous guides from Ireland, Englandtours offered in the Morning, afternoon and Rome, who will help you skip during night openings in summer. Morning tours include breakfast inside the line, giving you priority entrance to everythingVatican Museums. View their direct website here: []
Presto Tours [http* <listing name=" STPETERSBASILICAWHEELCHAIR - Wheelchairs for rent in Rome " alt="" directions="Rome" lat="" long="" address="Via Sebastiano Veniero, 21" phone="+39 3348898387" tollfree="" email="[email protected]" fax="" url=“]/" hours="Mon-Sat: 08:00 - 17:30, Sun: 10:00 - 16: 8 AM Early Bird 00" price=“€15">'''Wheelchair Friendly Vatican Tour. Small group tours ''' for the Intelligent Traveler. Presto Guides embody the ability to present their subjects people with an unparalleled finesse. Priority entrance to all sitesreduced mobility or disability, as well rental of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and more aids equipments.</listing>
The Vatican Museums have a reasonable cafeteria-style restaurant, a bar and a pizzeria - all of which are open during museum opening hours and until about one hour after closing. Furthermore, the Vatican Apostolic Library and Vatican Secret Archives, which are only open to admitted researchers and Vatican staff, share a courtyard that has access to an Italian-style bar with cafe fare and a limited selection of alcoholic beverages. See also [[Rome]].
Numerous other eateries are just outside the walls of Vatican City.
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*'''Gelarmony''', via Marcantonio Colonna, 34 ''(Metro line A, "Lepanto" stop)''. One of the best ''gelaterie'' in city, a favourite among locals.
*'''Castroni''', via Cola di Rienzo, 196/198. A shop with a ''huge'' selection of food foods from all over Europe. It's pricey, but it's worth it.
*'''Franchi''', via Cola di Rienzo, 200. Another shop with an impressive assortment of cheeses and cold cuts; dishes for a quick bite are also available.
Coffee (''caffè'') in the morning, mineral water for lunch - either ''gassata''/''frizzante'' (sparkling) or ''liscia'' (plain mineral water) - and try to find rosé wine in the evening: it goes very well with all Italian dishes, and keeps one and one's company fresh and summery. Care and solid experience is advised when arriving from colder climates, to absorb the many new, ever so pleasant, enviroments environments and tastes, and the delicates of balancing wine and water, with creamy sauces and vinegars.
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* <sleep name="Casa Frida" alt="" address="via Angelo Emo, 97" phone="+39 339 2768290" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €70 per room" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Holiday House next to the Vatican and the Metro Line A.</sleep>
* '''Excel St Peter HotelGuest House Chester Suites Rome''' – Via Cola di Rienzo, 265 - 00192 Rome, Italy [http://www.excelstpeterchestersuites.itcom/], via Catone, 34. Telephone +39 06 39735082, fax Telefono +39 06 39754358. With single, twin, double, triple and quadruple 320 655 6797 • Only five roomswith all the services necessary. All Private bathroom with private bath, hydro massage shower, internet accessair conditioning, TV , and telephonewi-fi and breakfast included. Singles €32, double €39Rates: Single N/A; Double €104-€152.
* <sleep name="LtRoomsExcel St. Peter Hotel" alt="" address="via Umberto MoriccaCatone, 534" directions="a few steps from the "Baldo degli Ubaldiphone="+39 06 39735082" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email=" stop of Metro line A" phonefax="+39 338 42801896 39754358" url="http://www.ltroomsexcelstpeter.comit/en" checkin="" checkout="" price="From € 50 per roomSingles €32, double €39" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]>With single, twin, double, triple and quadruple rooms. All with private bath, shower, internet access, TV and" fax=""></sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Colors" alt="" address=" via Boezio, 31" directions="" phone="+ 39 06 6 6874030" email="" fax="+ 39 06 6 6867947" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Seven dorms and wide selection of bedrooms with private showers, TV and a shared kitchen for this two star accommodation placed next to the Vatican City and the St. Peter's, able to host any kind of clientele, either family and young travelers.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Il Castelletto HotelLtRooms" alt="" address="via dei Carraresi 27 /29"Umberto Moricca, 5" directions="Nearest metro station is Cornelia on Line a few steps from the Baldo degli Ubaldi stop of Metro line A" phone="" email="" fax="+39 338 4280189" url="http://www.ilcastellettoltrooms.eucom/en" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €20€50" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">In a villa of the early 9th century, on the famous Aurelia antica, recently rebuilt. A small hotel, not so far from the centre and famous tourist attractions. It has a pleasant atmosphere and each room has a TV, air conditioning, telephone with direct line and internet. Parking is available for guests in the hotel's garden and there are other parking options nearby.</sleep>
* '''<sleep name="Maison Vaticana Rome ''' [], " alt="" address="via Ottaviano, 42. Telephone " directions="" phone="+39 06 6 39728070 • Fax " lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="" fax="+39 06 6 233249447" url="http://www.maisonvaticana. com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double bedrooms €85">Comfortable bed and breakfast with single, double, triple and quadruple guestrooms with private bathroom, wi-fi connection, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities. Double bedrooms €85.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Vatican Station B&amp;B RomeOasi Verde a San Pietro" alt="" address="via Vito Artale, 6Via Ormisda 10/a - Roma 00165" directions="close to Cipro's Metro Station" phone="+ 39 06 45664168.39388499" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.vaticanstationoasiverdeasanpietro.comit/" checkin="12 flexible" checkout="10 flexible" price="from €50 per room" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="Double bedrooms min 50€ max 110€">Fast Internet Wi-fi and Breakfast included. In addition to its proximity to the Metro A (300 mt) the L'Oasi Verde a San Pietro B&B Vatican Station is also very close to the bus stop (50 mt) where it is possible to take several bus lines (907, 913, 990, 991, 999). All the offers rooms of the Bed and Breakfast are air conditioned, paved in marbleRome, have a comfortable bed queen15-size with latex mattress and minute walk from Saint Peter’s Square. It features a separate private bathroom equipped with: big shower, hairdryer, towels garden and soap setfree Wi-Fi throughout.</sleep>
* '''Angel HotelThe Bridge Suites Rome''' - Via Magenta, 39 - Cap 00185 Rome. Phone +39 320 6556797 • Mobile +39 320 6556797 4251. []. Single, double, triple and family rooms with private en-suites bath, shower, TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included. Single room: Euros 42. Double: Euros 46.  * <sleep name="Vatican Station Rome" alt="" address="via Vito Artale, 6" directions="" phone="+ 39 6 45664168" url="http:/]/" checkin="12:00" checkout="10:00" price="From €50" lat="" long="" to="to" the="the" metro="Metro" stop="stop" of="of" line="Line" email="[email protected]" fax="">Fast Internet Wi-fi and Breakfast included. In addition to its proximity to the Metro A (300 m), also very close to the bus stop (50 m) where it is possible to take several bus lines (913, 990). All the rooms are air conditioned, paved in marble, have a comfortable bed queen-size with latex mattress and a separate private bathroom equipped with: big shower, hairdryer, towels and soap set.</sleep> * <sleep name="Vatican Santamaura 39" alt="" address="via Marianna DionigiSantamaura, 1639" directions="" phone="+39 0687768950" url="http://www. 2 Star Hotel near Castel Sant'Angelo" checkin="12:00" checkout="10:00" price="From €50" lat="" long="" to="to" the="the" metro="Metro" stop="stop" of="of" line="Line" email="[email protected]" fax="">Holiday house in central Rome with easy access to public transportfast Internet Wi-Fi, flat Tv and use of kitchen. The accommodation is located beside the Vatican Museums and at m. 300 far from the Metro A - Ottaviano.</sleep>
=== Mid range ===
* <sleep name="Domus Quiritum BAmor Bed &Bamp; Breakfast" alt="" address="via Duilioviale Giulio Cesare, 7183" directions="500 metres from St.Peter' Square next to Metro Station Lepanto" phone="+39 338 2996291 335 5689388" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="12:00" checkout="11:00" price="€80Single €76-95; Double €86-€130 ">A stylish bed &amp; breakfast near the Vatican City.</sleep> * <sleep name="Atlante Star Hotel Rome" alt="" address="Via G. Vitelleschi, 34 - 00193 Rome, Italy" directions="" phone="+39 06 687 3233" email="" fax="+39 06 6872300" url="http:/140/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Single €108-€250; Double €143-€265">Lovely Four star hotel with rooftop terrace restaurant overlooking St. Peter's. Breakfast and Friendly B&Bwi-fi included. </sleep>
* <sleep name="St.Peter'Six Temporary RoomB&B Gli Artisti" alt="" address="via della Conciliazionedegli Scipioni, 1553" directions="100 metres from St.Peter' Square" phone="(+39)06688098833382078356" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.stpetersixbbgliartisti.itcom" checkin="" checkout="" price="€80/190From €64">comfortable and friendly guest houseThree colourful rooms are rented out in this B&B, a little less than a kilometre from the main entrance to the Vatican.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Amor Bed B&amp; BreakfastB Flaminia House" alt="" address="viale Giulio Cesarevia Flaminia Vecchia, 183484" directions="" phone="(+39) 335 56893886 99344539" email="[email protected]" faxphoneextra="+39 392 9459587" url="http://www.amor-bed-breakfastflaminiahouse.comit" checkin="noon16:00" checkout="11AM13:00" price="From €80€40/person" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A stylish bed family run B&amp; breakfast near B with all the amenities of a modern hotel. Next to Ponte Milvio and the Vatican City.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Atlante Star HotelB&amp;B Sistine" alt="" address="via Giovanni VitelleschiDuilio, 346" directions="" phone="(+39) 06 6873233" email="" fax="3358714840" url="http://www.atlantestarhotelbestbb.comit" checkin="14:00" checkout="11:00" price="From €120pp" lat="" long="">Four star hotel New B&B, rooms comes with rooftop terrace restaurant overlooking Saint Peters. sat tv, dvd player and free wifi</sleep>
*<sleep name="Filomena e Francesca B&amp;BBest Vatican" alt="F&F" address="via della Giuliana, 72degli Scipioni 135" directions="" phone="(+39) 06 375136253358714840" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Prices from €40 x From €120/person x night" lat="41.9146552" long="12.4538794" email="[email protected]" fax="">Bed and BreakfastNew, modern B&B. Three rooms Private bathrooms, LCD TVs with private bathrooms and an air-conditioning systemDVD players.</sleep>
* <sleep name="B&amp;B Flaminia '''Colonnna 18 Gust House" alt="" address="via Flaminia VecchiaRome''' – Via Vittoria Colonna 18 - 00193 Rome, 484" directions="" phone="(+39) 06 99344539 (+39) 392 9459587" url="Italy [" checkin="16:00" checkout="13:00" price="From €40 per person" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A family run B&B /] Telephone +39 380 1313465 • Nineteen bedrooms and suites with all the amenities of a modern hotelprivate en-suites bathroom, shower, free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Next to Ponte Milvio Double and the Vatican Citytwins bedrooms from Euros 160.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Domus Quiritum B&B Gli Artisti" alt="" address="via degli ScipioniDuilio, 537" directions="500 m from St. Peter's square, next to the "Lepanto" Metro stop" phone="(+39) 3382078356338 2996291 " email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €64€80/140">Three colourful rooms are rented out in this Lovely and Friendly B&B, a little less than a kilometre from the main entrance to the Vatican.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Filomena e Francesca B&amp;B Sistine" alt="F&F" address="via Duiliodella Giuliana, 672" directions="" phone="+39335871484039 6 37513625" url="http://www.bestbbbbfandf.itcom/en/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €120 pp€40/person" lat="41.9146552" long="12.4538794" email="[email protected]" fax="">New B&B, Bed and Breakfast. Three rooms comes with sat tv, dvd player private bathrooms and free wifian air-conditioning system.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Best VaticanFranklin Feel The Sound Hotel" alt="" address="via degli Scipioni 135Rodi, 29" directions="" phone="+39335871484039 6 39030165" urlemail="http://www.bestbb[email protected].it" fax="+39 6 39751652" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €120 pp€119-189" lat="" longurl="">NewHotel with a unique music theme. The decor is very modern and stylish. Staff was helpful friendly and polite, modern B&Bcontinental breakfast is varied and plentiful. Private bathroomsThe rooms are clean, LCD TVs with DVD playersfunky and very comfortable. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Franklin Feel The Sound Grand HotelGianicolo" alt="" address="via Rodiviale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 29107" directions="" phone="+39 06.390301656 58333405" emaillat="[email protected]" faxlong="+39 06.39751652" checkintollfree="" checkoutemail="" pricefax="€119-189+39 6 58179434" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Single €140, double €170">Hotel Four-star accommodation with twin, double with a unique music theme. The decor is very modern jacuzzi, triple and stylishdus (double for single use). Staff was helpful friendly All with private bath and polite, continental breakfast is varied and plentifulshower. The rooms are cleanSwimming pool, funky a private garden and very comfortablea fantastic panoramic view of Rome.</sleep>
* '''Grand <sleep name="Hotel Gianicolo Rome'''Alimandi Tunisi" alt="" address="via Tunisi, viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107 [8" directions="" phone="+39 6 39723941" email="" fax="" url="]. Telephone +39 06 58333405 • Fax +39 06 58179434. Four com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €140">Nice three star accommodation hotel, 35 bedrooms with twinair conditioning and free Wi-Fi, double with jacuzzilarge common area, complimentary breakfast, triple and dus (double for single use). All terrace with private bath and shower. Swimming pool, a private garden and a fantastic panoramic view of Rome. Single €140, double €170the Roman roofs.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Alimandi TunisiJoli" alt="" address="via TunisiCola di Rienzo, 8243" directions="" phone="+39 06 397239416 324 1854" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="" fax="+39 6 36006637" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €140Singles €99, doubles €109">Nice three Two star hotel, 35 accommodation located around the Vatican area with 17 bedrooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, large common areadived in single, complimentary breakfastdouble, triple and terrace with panoramic view family. Most of the Roman roofsrooms have private bath. Breakfast included.</sleep>
* '''Hotel Joli Roma''', <sleep name="Leone B&B" alt="" address="via Cola di RienzoLeone IV, 243109" directions="Less than 2 blocks from the "Ottaviano" Metro stop" email="[email protected]. [it" phone="+39 338 6112656" fax="+39 6 3203663" checkin="" checkout="" price="€70/90" url=" http://www.hoteljoliromaleonebb.comit/]. Telephone +39 06 324 1854 • Fax +39 06 36006637. Two star accommodation located around ?lingua=gb">Located one block from the entrance to Vatican area with 17 bedrooms dived in singleCity, double, triple this independent bed and breakfast is clean and familycozy. Most of the rooms have private bath. Breakfast included. Singles €99, doubles €109Free breakfast. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Leone B&B" alt="" address="via Leone IV'''Little Aurelius Guest House Rome''' – Via Cicerone, 109" directions="" email="[email protected]24 - 00193 Rome," phone="+39 338 6112656" fax="+00 39 6 3203663" checkin="" checkout="" price="€70/90" url=" [">Located one block from the entrance to Vatican City] • Telephone +39 06 6624500 • Fax +39 06 62202701. Guest House with breakfast included, where you can have 7 double or twin bedrooms with private bathroom, shower, satellite TV, this independent bed air conditioning and breakfast is clean and cozyWi-Fi access included in the room price. Less than two blocks from the metro stationStandard doubleroom: Euros 168. Free breakfastSuperior: Euros 178.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Mocenigo Vatican Suites" alt="" address="via Mocenigo, 16" directions="" phone="+39 3383823606" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="" checkin="2 p.m.14:00" checkout="10 a.m.:00" price="From €75">Opened in February 2009, this seven room guest house is only 100 metres m from the main entrance to the Vatican Museums.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Papa Vista Relais" alt="" address="via Tunisi'''Hotel Pacific Rome''' – Viale Medaglie d'Oro, 51, 00136, Rome, 3" directions="" phone="+39 06 65420553" email="" fax= "" url="Italy. [" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €80">Recently opened guesthouse fairly close /]. Telephone +39 06 39732085 • Fax +39 06 39732072. This hotel presents single, double, twin and triple rooms with private bath, shower, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and breakfast included. Starting from 55 euros for a single up to the Vatican's main entrance, near the Metro station Cipro110 for a triple.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Prati BB" address="via degli Scipioni'''Hotel Franklin Feel the Sound Rome''' - Via Rodi 29 - 00195 Rome, 135" phone="ph.+39 06 3211329" email="[email protected]" fax="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Price from 45€ x person x night" url="Italy [http://www.bed-and-breakfast-rome-near-vaticanfranklinhotelrome.comit/">A small Bed ]. Telephone +39 06 3903 0165 • Fax +39 06 3975 1652. Bedrooms and Breakfast offering two rooms decor with music theme, private bathrooms bath, free wi-fi and airbreakfast included. Rates: Single €76-95; Double €86-conditioning€130.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Ralph and Malph '''La Dimora dei Sogni B&amp;B" alt="" address="via Attilio RegoloRome''' - Via Premuda, 3, 00198 Rome, 12d" directions="" phoneItaly. ["en] • Telephone +39 06 97619435" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €45" lat="41333.90906" long="125882988.46483" email="ralphRooms with LCD TV, air conditioning, heating, orthopedic mattresses, desk, chair, mirror, closet, bed linen and towels.[email protected]Breakfast is" fax="">Set in a modern apartment and just 5 minutes walk away from the Vatican CityAlso available rooms with private bath. Single, Rates: Doublerooms Euros 70, Triple rooms availableEuros 80. Three bathrooms and kitchen. Free WiFi. Minutes away from Lepanto Metro station.</sleep>
* '''Residenza dei Gracchi Rome''', <sleep name="Papa Vista Relais" alt="" address="via dei GracchiTunisi, 84. [3" directions="" phone="+39 6 65420553" email="" fax= "" url="]relaispapavista. Telephone +39 06 320 8226. Cosy guest house with single, double and family rooms. All with Wi-Fi, flat TV, private bath, shower, air conditioning and cleaning services. Rates for a double room from com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €80 ">Recently opened guesthouse fairly close to 180the Vatican's main entrance, near the Metro station Cipro. </sleep>
* '''Silla Hotel Rome''', <sleep name="Prati BB" address="via Silladegli Scipioni, 3135" phone="+39 6 3211329" email="[email protected]. [it" fax="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €45/person" url="http://www.hotelsillaromabed-and-breakfast-rome-near-vatican.itcom/]. Telephone +39 06 3721922 • Fax +39 06 3721922. Two star hotel with single, double, triple ">A small Bed and quadruple Breakfast offering two rooms. All with en-suite private bath, shower, telephone bathrooms and TV. Air air-conditioning and breakfast are available for a little supplement. The prices change according to the season. Single room from €70 to 110. Double from €85 to 150. Triple from €120 to 175. Quadruple from €140 to 200.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Rome Armony Suites B&B Ralph and Malph B&amp;B" alt="" address="via OrazioAttilio Regolo, 312d" directions="" phone="+39 06 978411296 97619435" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €80€45" lat="41.90846,90906" long="12.4659046483" email="inforalph.malph@romearmonysuiteshotmail.comit" fax="+39 06 97841129">Elegant bed Set in a modern apartment and breakfast5-min walk away from the Vatican City. Recently refurbishedSingle, Double, has six Triple rooms, all with private bathroom available. Three bathrooms and super-equipped with every comfortkitchen. Free WiFi. Minutes away from Lepanto Metro station.</sleep>
*<sleep name="RomeRentalPointRental Point" alt="" address="via Vespasiano, 24" directions="" phone="+39 3401479011" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €150" lat="41.907072," long="12.456699" email="[email protected]" fax="">A selected choice of apartments in city centre.</sleep>
*[<sleep name="Residenza dei Gracchi" alt="" address="via dei Gracchi, 84" directions="" phone="+39 6 320 8226" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double room from €80-180">Cosy guest house with single, double and family rooms. All with Wi-Fi, flat TV, private bath, shower, air conditioning and cleaning services.</ B&B Maison Candia sleep>  * '''Rinascimento Hotel Rome''' – Via del Pellegrino, 122, 00186 Rome, Italy. [] • Telephone + 39 06.675191 • Fax +39 06.6794496. Bedrooms and suites with private bath, shower, living room, satellite flat TV, Wi-Fi and telephone. Double rooms: 120 Euros. Single: 87 Euros. Breakfast included.  * <sleep name="St. Peter's Six Temporary Room" alt="" address="via Candiadella Conciliazione, 20. Tel15" directions="100 m from St. Peter's square" phone="+39 066 68809883" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.39745693stpetersix. A luxury it" checkin="" checkout="" price="€80/190">comfortable and friendly guest house near .</sleep> * <sleep name="Silla Hotel" alt="" address="via Silla, 3" directions="" phone="+39 6 3721922" lat="" long="" tollfree="" email="" fax="+39 6 3721922" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Single from €70-110, double from €85-150, triple from €120-175, quadruple from €140-200">Two-star hotel with single, double, triple and quadruple rooms. All with en-suite private bath, shower, telephone and TV. Air conditioning and breakfast are available for a little supplement. The prices change according to the Vatican Museumsseason.</sleep>
=== Splurge ===
* <sleep name="Best Western Spring House" alt="" address="via Mocenigo'''Alimandi Vaticano Rome''' – Viale Vaticano, 7" directions="" phone="06 39720948" email="[email protected]" fax="06 39721047" checkin="" checkout="" price="€120 - 240" url="99, 00165 Roma, Italy [">A small 3 star hotelcom/] Telephone +39 06 397 45562 • Fax +39 06 397 60569. The roomsSuites and bedrooms with private bath, a bit smallshower, free Wi-Fi, are comfortable TV and quietbreakfast included. Great breakfastDouble: E. 120, wonderful service (maids and reception)Triple: 200. The hotel staff speaks pretty good English.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel IsaB&B Maison Candia" alt="" address="via CiceroneCandia, 20" directions="" phone="+396 39745693" lat="" phonelong="06 3212610" emailtollfree="[email protected]" faxemail="06 3212610" pricefax="€100 -400" url="http://www.hotelisamaisoncandia.netit/english/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">A luxury guest house near the Vatican Museums.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Best Western Spring House" alt="" address="via Mocenigo, 7" directions="" phone="+39 6 39720948" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="€120-240" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+39 6 39721047">A small 3 star hotel. The rooms, a bit small, are comfortable and quiet. Great breakfast, wonderful service (maids and reception). The hotel staff speaks pretty good English.</sleep> * <sleep name="Hotel Isa" address="via Cicerone, 39" phone="+39 6 3212610" email="[email protected]" fax="+39 6 3212610" price="€100-400" url=Staying Safe""></sleep> ==Stay safe==While violence towards LGBT visitors Although there is unheard oflittle crime in the Vatican, pickpockets and scammers from the surrounding city do sneak in so be careful how you hold your money on you might get angry stares and be wary of a deal that seems too good to be true (especially since many items these people bring are cheap and possibly dangerous product rip-offs that are '''illegal to buy'''). Possession of these illegal rip-offs or looked down upon by stolen products may earn you a fine.  Homosexuality, although legal, is a hot topic in the Roman Catholic Church, which regards homosexual acts . Vatican City sees homosexuality as sinfula sin and no public accommodations are LGBT friendly. Just use caution who Attacks may rarely occur and police may be complicit or unsympathetic. LBGT are encouraged to keep their sexuality private.  The Vatican is conservative in what they want you "come out" towear, they might give so if you visit a sermon on repenting/chastity (not church there, make sure your clothing covers as severe much skin as the one the Westboro Baptist Church wouldit can, but it's sill not pleasant)particularly your legs. Wearing skimpy outfits along with being condemned by people around you will limit what places you can gain entry to.
'''Mail a letter'''. Since Vatican City is a separate country, it also has its own postal system, which is generally considered to be a bit more reliable than that of Italy. Send ; send a postcard to your friends and it will be postmarked from Vatican City.
Respect and reverence to the Roman Catholic Church and its practices and doctrine is encouraged.  Those who aren't Catholic and are openly declaring it by blatantly attacking the Church's views and beliefs might be treated as less than an equal, or at less looked down on. Try to keep your beliefs to yourself and ''don't get in a debate avoid debating over them''.  Sleeveless shirts and short pants or skirts are not permitted within the border of the Vatican. This is rarely enforced, but you will be refused entry to the Basilica and museum (or anywhere else with a security check).
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