Before start tour to Vatican City country first we know little about it. 

The Holy See is the universal government of the Catholic Church and operates from Vatican City State, a sovereign, independent territory. The Pope is the ruler of both Vatican City State and the Holy See.

The Holy See (Latin name: Sancta Sedes,Italian name: Santa Sede), also called the See of Rome, is the apostolic episcopal see of the bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, ex cathedra the universal ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholic Church, and a sovereign entity of international law.

Vatican City, a quarter of a square mile (0.44 km2) in area, is a popular destination for tourists, especially Catholics wishing to see the Pope or to celebrate their faith.

The main tourist attractions in Vatican City include the Basilica of St. Peter, Saint Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Raphael Rooms.

Vatican City Holy See Rome Tourism – Packages Places Flight Visa guide
Vatican City Holy See Rome Tourism – Packages Places Flight Visa guide
Capital City:          Vatican City
Largest cityVatican City
Official language Italian
Known languages Italian, French (diplomatic), German
Roman Catholicism
Driving sideRight

Calling code

0.44 km2 (195th last biggest country in world)
 Independence  11 February 1929 (Independence from the Kingdom of Italy )
population 1,000 (236th)

Population Density 
(people per km2)
2,272/km2(5,884.5/sq mi) (6th)

Euro (€) (EUR)
Official Gov Website

The Roman Catholic Church is headquartered in the Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy. It is the house of the Pope and a foundation of iconic architecture and art.

In the Vatican Museum there is ancient Roman sculptures as well as Renaissance frescoes of the famous “laocoen and his son” of Raphael and the Sistine Chapel, renowned for the ceiling of Michelangelo..

An exciting experience to explore the extensive papal collections in the Vatican Museums, as you look back centuries worth of frescoes, sculptures and paintings. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is surely one of the most incredible achievements in mankind.

You will have your work done to fit all in together with the Papal Villas and Gardens, and the imposing St Peter’s Basic and the Square, to enjoy it.

Interesting points:

  • In 2007 about 4.3 million tourists visited the Vatican Museums alone.
  • Tourism is the main cause of the Vatican’s unusually high crime rate: tourists are blamed for various minor thefts and incidents.
  • Tourists are able to visit the Vatican’s museums for a fee of about 15 to 19 euros.
  • No picture taking is allowed inside of the Sistine Chapel, but online the Vatican offers a 3D model of the inside of the Chapel. During the summer, approximately 20,000 people go through the Sistine Chapel per day
  • The Vatican’s exotic gardens are also an attraction. From the gardens, wonderful views can be seen of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Apostolic Palace.

Why is the Vatican City a country?

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Encircled by a 2-mile border with Italy, Vatican City is an independent city-state that covers just over 100 acres. Vatican City is governed as an absolute monarchy with the pope at its head.

Weather & Best time to visit:

The Vatican has very different average temperatures. Due to moisture, most of the year temperatures feel good, excluding cold winter weeks, with very little chance of rain and snow during the year.

The best time to visit the Vatican Museums depends on which day it is. It is closed on Sunday, except the last Sunday of the month.

Your best bet to avoid big crowds is from Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 18:00. Most people spend about 3-4 hours here, and some rooms start closing around 17:30.

Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies:

The Vatican City holidays, along with a few secular holidays, are identical to the Holy Days of the Catholic Church. The day of the New Year (1st of January), also Mary, Mother of God, is the first of these holidays.

The epiphany, which falls on 6 January, is one of the many Catholic holy days in the Vatican City. This is also called the Day of the Three Kings and is celebrated to commemorate Jesus as God’s Son.

February 11 is the Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, devoted to Mary and her sightings in the vicinity of Lourdes, France.

May 1 is also a holy day; it is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and was held as a holiday for work in the mid-1900s when other countries celebrated the day “May’s Day,” a day commonly celebrated by the communist nations.

June 29 is St. Peter’s & Paul’s Day, which was devoted to two of the first church leaders.

15th of August is a festival of the Ascension, dedicated to the Day when Mary has ascended to heaven (many of the Vatican Cities are closed on the day before this, on 14th August). All Saint’s Day is November 1.

How to plan your journey? Tips for beginners…

Find the best package of travel from a Company / Agency, They deal with everything like flights, hotels, transportation, food. it will be costly, but the secure journey. OR

Do plan yourself – For cheap flight tickets book early 3 months before the journey and return ticket, then book a hotel, then apply for a visa as Tourist.

Currency exchange: You must have a visiting country currency in hand after you have obtained the visaIn airports there are currency exchange counters, but large commissions are taken. In your country, it is best to get currency. You first know your bank limitations and your fees for use in foreign countries when planning the use of Credit Debit cards. 

Safe to visit?

All passengers crossing international boundaries are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and complying with international government travel requirements. 

Best Accommodations / Hotels:

Places to visit and Things to do:

Best Vatican City (Holy See) Tours include the Basilica of St. Peter, Saint Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Raphael Rooms.

How to get Visa?

All passengers crossing international boundaries are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and complying with international government travel requirements. 

Flight or Travel protection / Insurgence:

How Much It Costs: 
Travel insurance can be obtained directly from several sources: from the airline or cruise carrier, an independent travel insurance firm, sometimes your credit card. Travel insurance generally costs about 5% of the total trip.

What Travel Insurance Covers : 
Travel insurances are intended to protect you against unforeseen misfortunes such as the cancelation of your flight due to the severe weather or the loss or robbery of your baggage.

There are 4 types of coverage included in travel insurance:

  • Cancelation and interruption of journey insurance
  • Coverage of luggage and personal goods
  • Medical emergency coverage
  • Death or dismemberment insurance by accident

Budget Travel: Tips For A Cheap Vacation:

Follow these four Tight Budget Planning rules – 1. Early Plan, 2. Off-peak travel, 3. book a flight before 20 days and by searching nearby airports and cities, 4. Remember to buy things for yourself and book hotels away from the beach.

Emergency Numbers:

Vatican telephone numbers are in the form of “+39 06 698xxxxx”, “+39” being the country code for Italy and “06” the area code for Rome (the city surrounding Vatican City). 

Police Medical Fire Notes
113118115Also 112 is being redirected to 113 on GSM mobile phones

Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Drinks

When the sun goes down, Vatican City comes alive. With reggae beats, live music and dancing on the beach ‘til dawn, join us in swaying to the rhythm.

Casino and Gaming Destinations:

More External links for 
Vatican City Country Information

More info of this country in wikipedia page Wiki page
Pinterest pinned Photos of Vatican CityPinterest page
Twitter hashtag #Vatican CityTwitter hashtag
Instagram Photos and videos Instagram profile
Google Images of Vatican City Google Images
Official Websites for Vatican City Tourism info

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