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Vatican City

It may be the smallest country in the world but it is packed with artistic, cultural and religious significance. Located within an already tourist powerhouse, the Vatican could easily stand on its own for everything you can see and learn here. 

Vatican City St Peters Basilica

Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

You can’t get here without entering Italy, so you’ll have to comply with Italian regulations. To enter the Vatican, you’ll need to present your vaccine passport. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 

Money

Official currency: € Euro

Budget: You can’t stay in VC so you’ll only be spending the day there. An Adult Entrance ticket is €17. Audio guides are €7 and private guides will obviously cost more. 

Credit cards: Accepted

Tipping: 

Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: Italian

Hello: Ciao      Goodbye: Ciao 

Thank-you: Grazie

Yes: Si       No: No

Beer: Birra       Water: Acqua

When to go

From April – early June and September – October you will enjoy warm weather and fewer crowds than the height of summer. Mid June – August the temps, crowds and prices are high making it uncomfortable. Beware of August as Italians get time off and many places are shut down as they head to the beaches or the mountains. 

Responsible Travel

Dress appropriately as it is a religious site 

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious

Vatican City travel guides 

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