Questions tagged [vatican-city]

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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For the Single Entry Schengen visa, do the microstates (Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City) count?

If a person has a Single Entry Schengen visa, would a visit to those microstates count as having left the Schengen area? I know that Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City count as de facto ...
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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 enter ...
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How to prove one has spent time in the non-Schengen European microstates, in order to pause the Schengen clock?

I am considering staying in Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City before I can enter the Schengen area again. According to this answer, it is valid to stay in these three micro-states in order to stop ...
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Buy tickets for Vatican museum online?

As the title may give you a hint, I'll be in a Rome for the first time. The challenge now - is there a website where I can buy tickets (with a guide included) for Vatican museums?
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What address to use from the US to request tickets for General Audience with the Pope?

My wife and I are going to Rome in October and we wanted to get tickets in advance for a general audience with the Pope. I printed the forms found here, and sent them to the address listed on the ...
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Using the Vatican City train station?

From Wikivoyage It's a little-known fact that the Vatican has its own train station; it is rarely ever used. Historically, it has been used by the Pope for special travel on Italian rail or to send ...
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Beating the queue for the Vatican Museums on the last Sunday of the month

The Vatican Museums are free to visit on the last Sunday of every month from 09:00 to 14:00. However, the queues can be gargantuan, with wait times running into the hours: We will be in Rome on the ...
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See-through kimono in the Vatican?

For the Vatican city (and other Italian places of worship), would a slightly see-through kimono - like the attached picture - be allowed, or would they not allow it as you can sort of see the ...
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Is an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) valid proof of student status for reduced fee Vatican City tickets?

I want to visit Vatican city and want to get a reduced entrance ticket. Is getting an ISIC card the only way, or maybe a university student identity document translated in English will be enough for ...
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Is there a hotel in Vatican City? [duplicate]

I have seen several websites refer to the Residenza Paolo VI Hotel as inside Vatican City, but when I look at Google Maps it seems like it's just outside the borders, so actually in Italy. Which is ...
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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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Is it worth pre-booking for Vatican Museums etc.? [duplicate]

I've seen a link suggesting that I might want to pre-book a fast track to some of the attractions connected to the Vatican City. I'm not sure if it's just a way to lock me into paying for something ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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?