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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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Fodor's Rome (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Ready to experience Rome? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Rome travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Rome, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to tour the Roman Forum, explore the Vatican, or marvel at the Colosseum, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Rome includes:

    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE visually captures the top highlights of Rome

    • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Ancient Rome, the Sistine Chapel, and the Campo de’Fiori.

    • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.

    • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time.

    • MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.

    • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste.

    • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and basic Italian phrases.

    • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours.

    • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels.

    • COVERS: Vatican City, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon,Trastevere, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting the rest of Italy? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy; Fodor’s the Best of Italy; Fodor’s Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples; and Fodor’s Florence and Tuscany.

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

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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)

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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.
Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City
By Thomas Eccardt

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Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City
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This unique book examines the history, culture, and inner workings of the seven smallest independent countries in Europe. These are among the oldest states on the continent and, despite their diversity, they have much in common. Most have relatively high per capita incomes and life expectancies, and relatively low unemployment. This narrative presents the unique issues that confront small countries, including maintaining their independence, economic viability, preserving their native languages, and sustaining their governments. The second part of the book describes each microstate in turn, showing how each one has met these challenges and adapted over time. These concise and engaging chapters contain cultural information on subjects including the arts, gastronomy, and popular tourist sites.

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