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Vatican City Flag The State of the Vatican City (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano) is a landlocked sovereign state located in walled enclave within Rome,Italy. The Vatican City has a population of around 800 people and is ruled by the Pope.

Vatican City Details


Country Name Vatican City
Political Status Sovereign state
Geographic Location Southern Europe (in a landlocked enclave within the city of Rome in Italy)
Flag Vatican City Flag
Principal Language Italian
Capital Vatican City


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Top 10 Rome (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-09-17
Paperback (192 pages)

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An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Rome, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map--all designed to help you see the very best of Rome.

Admire the ethereal beauty of the Pantheon, or step back in time to Ancient Rome at the Colosseum, explore the cafés and spin around Bernini's fountains on Piazza Navona, stroll through Piazza di Spagna, or climb the Spanish steps for sweeping views of the city. From Top 10 artistic masterpieces to Top 10 villas and palaces--discover the best of Rome with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Rome:
- Eleven easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week
- Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Rome, covering the Vatican City, Pantheon, Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and more
- Free laminated pull-out map of Rome, plus nine full-color area maps
- In-depth area guides explore Rome's most interesting neighborhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing 
- Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day 
- Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful transportation, visa, and health information
- Color maps help you navigate with ease
- Covers Around Piazza Navona, Around the Pantheon, Campo de' Fiori to the Capitoline, Ancient Rome, the Esquiline and Lateran, and more

Staying longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to Rome? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Rome.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural vacation. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Guide to the Vatican: Including Saint Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums
By Paul den Arend

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (158 pages)

Guide to the Vatican: Including Saint Peter s Basilica and the Vatican Museums
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This book will help you if you plan on visiting the Vatican or want to know more about it. The Vatican is an enormous place, full of artwork and history. It can even be a bit overwhelming when you visit it. Saint Peter's Basilica is filled with baroque sculptures, the Vatican Museums have art from all time periods and the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms have the most beautiful Fresco's in the world. Visiting such a place can be an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. You can make the most out of your visit by preparing it a bit. Believe me, the Vatican will make so much more sense to you if you know some of the best stories about the art and the people that created it. If you don't know what to look at, it can be really too much. In my Vatican guide book, I will show you exactly what to pay attention to. You will know exactly which artworks are considered the most important and you will know the often amazing stories behind their creation. I also included a lot of must-know tips for visitors, which will make your stay a pleasant one. Maybe you have heard of the long lines and the hours people have to wait before entering Saint Peter's or the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel? I will give you some tips on how to avoid these lines, and much more. I wrote this book as a complete guide to the Vatican. It describes the most important artworks you can find inside the Vatican. I am a tour guide in the Vatican Museums and the city of Rome itself. Besides this I also work all over Italy as a tour guide. I found that most guidebooks people have only provide very general information. Just a few hotel and restaurant recommendations and descriptions of the monuments with lots of pictures. This guidebook is completely different. It is for those people that want to have a much more profound knowledge about the Vatican and its monuments. In it, you will find detailed descriptions and maps of the Vatican museums, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Vatican City. I use this book as a reference for my work as a tour guide. I hope it will give you a deep understanding of all the beautiful statues, fresco’s, tapestries and paintings in this amazing place.
Fodor's Rome (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2017-05-23
Paperback (368 pages)

Fodor s Rome (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Packed with landmark sights, world-renowned museums, awe-inspiring churches, fabulous trattorias, and, of course, the Vatican, Rome is a city that's worth returning to over and over again. And with so much to see and do in the Eternal City, Fodor's Rome is the guide to help travelers make the most of every trip.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the Campo de' Fiori, the Vatican, and Ancient Rome
· Major sights such as Vatican City, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, Trastevere, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps
· Side Trips from Rome with Ostia Antica, Tivoli, and The Castelli Romani
· Coverage of Ancient Rome, The Vatican, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto, Piazza di Spagna, Repubblica and Quirinale, Trastevere, Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo and Flaminio, Aventino and Testaccio, and Monti, Esquilino, Celio and the Via Appia Antica

Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Essential Italy.
Lonely Planet Discover Rome 2019 (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Nicola Williams

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-09-18
Paperback (258 pages)

Lonely Planet Discover Rome 2019 (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Discover Rome 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Imagine the roar of the crowds in the Colosseum, crane your neck at the Sistine Chapel, and sample every single flavor of pizza and gelato the city offers―all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Rome and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Discover Rome 2019:

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  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, architecture, politics, cuisine, sport
  • Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, Quirinale, Vatican City, Borgo, Prati, Trastevere, Gianicolo, Monti, Esquilino, San Lorenzo, San Giovanni, Testaccio, Villa Borghese, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Discover Rome 2019 is filled with inspiring and colorful photos, and focuses on Rome’s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best.

Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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Lonely Planet Pocket Rome (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Nicola Williams

Lonely Planet
Paperback (192 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Rome (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Pocket Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Channel your inner gladiator at the Colosseum, view some of the world's most celebrated works of art at the Vatican Museums, or toss a coin at Trevi Fountain; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Rome and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Rome:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 22 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi and the Quirinale, Monti and Esquilino, San Giovanni and Celio, Aventino and Testaccio, Trastevere and Gianicolo, Vatican City and Prati, Villa Borghese, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Rome, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Rome's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Rome guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)


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