Questions about the City-State led by the Roman Catholic Pope located entirely within the city of Rome, Italy. The smallest country in the world.

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Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?

I've heard from friends who have been to Rome that you must cover up when you visit the Vatican as they have a strict dress code. What does "cover up" mean? I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem in ...
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When will the Sistine Chapel open after the Papal Conclave?

The Sistine Chapel is now closed for visitors. When will it reopen after a pope is elected? My question is does anyone know how many days after the conclave is done, it is re-opened?
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Do I have to be Catholic to visit the Vatican City?

Are only Catholics/Christians allowed to visit the Vatican? If not, can the non-Catholics access the same areas as Catholics?
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Is Vatican City considered a country?

I have a life-long goal of seeing at least 50 countries before I die. I'm behind but I figure I would see most of them over the next 20 years as I get closer to retirement and make my fortune. :-) ...
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Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time?

So the Schengen Area wikipedia says three European microstates – Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City – can be considered de facto participants. Thus, for citizens of countries that can ...
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Visiting the Vatican around Easter

I will be traveling to Rome with a friend for Easter 2016 (25th March – 30th March). We would like to be able to visit the Vatican to see the art and St. Peters Basilica (not for religious purposes, ...
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What Catholic churches are these?

I am trying to identify the buildings in this picture. The one on the top left is in Vatican City, and the rest are also Catholic related but I'm not sure where they are. All the pictures are from a ...
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Is it possible to visit the Vatican while wearing a Hijab?

I have read the question "Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?" carefully and I thought "the better covered the more welcomed" just like the photo suggested. However the ...
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Visiting the Vatican as a pilgrim?

My wife would like to visit Vatican City. We are from Canada. My wife has mobility issues and I was wondering if it is at all possible to stay at the Vatican, either at Vatican City itself or in one ...