Explorers guide to Vatican City!

Vatican City: The city of Gods

The Vatican is home to two of Rome’s top attractions – St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (where you’ll find the Sistine Chapel)  – as well as several overpriced restaurants and souvenir shops. One can always book skip the line Tickets and VIP Tours for both and get a hassle free entry to witness these majestic beauties.

St. Peter’s Basilica- The world’s largest church, is the centre of Christianity. The imposing structure was built over a span of more than one hundred years by the greatest Italian architects of the era. The church is built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber river from the historic centre of Rome. The location is highly symbolic: this was the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died a martyr and where he was buried in 64 AD. St. Peter is considered the first pope, so it made perfect sense for the papacy to build the principal shrine of the Catholic church here.


St. Peter’s Basilica (Inside)


St. Peter’s Basilica (Outside)


Royalty at its best

St Peter’s Square

When seen from above, it resembles a giant keyhole with two semicircular colonnades, each consisting of four rows of Doric columns, encircling a giant ellipse that straightens out to funnel believers into the basilica. The effect was deliberate – Bernini described the colonnades as representing ‘the motherly arms of the church’.


St. peter’s Square

Where to Stay:

One of your biggest travel expenses and time-consuming tasks is booking accommodation, and we all want to save time and hopefully some money when searching for deals online.

Whilst there are plenty of websites these days to help you search for accommodation, some are more trustworthy than others, and some are easier to navigate than others.

1. Booking.com:

I’m sure you are already familiar with Booking.com, they are my all time favourite with lot of different types of accommodation you can book on their website: Hotels, Apartments, Resorts,  Villas,  B&B and Guesthouses.

In my opinion, not only are they are the best hotel booking site, but the best accommodation website.

And if the above options aren’t enough for your style or budget, you can even book Lodges, chalets, luxury tents, campsites and more.

2. AirBnb

It is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to list or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment rentals, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms. 

Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb.

Sign up now and earn a discount coupon for your first booking.

Day Trips:

Along with Rome you can always take day trips to Tivoli or  Florence  to explore more in Italy. With Viator you can get the lowest price for Day Trips to Florence.

Explore more about Italy – 

Rome: A journey into the past 

Venice: The consummate magician

Tivoli: Medieval and Renaissance Town

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  1. February 5, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    The queue was huge when we went so didn’t go inside sadly.

    • February 5, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Same for us!! But we stayed for around 20 mins and we were in 🙂

  2. February 9, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Brilliant post

    • February 9, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you Sameer 🙂 If you want to explore more about Italy do check out other blogs on Rome, Tivoli and Venice 🙂

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