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Valentina
Valentina
September 16, 2020
popes' collection you can't miss ! 5 minutes walking
Alessandro
Alessandro
December 15, 2019
Visiting the Vatican Museums is a memorable, must see sightseeing experience for visitors to Rome, culminating with the Sistine Chapel – a show stopper to end any visit to the Vatican Museums. Queues and waiting times to access the Vatican Museums are legendary and the Vatican Museums are not open…
Claudia
Claudia
November 26, 2020
A must see: the Vatican museums, a real treasure trove that holds the most extraordinary works of art in the world.
Mirco
Mirco
February 4, 2020
The Vatican Museums begin just beyond a massive bronze door that, like magic, takes you out of Italy and into the smallest country in the world: the Vatican. There are priceless works of art here, collected by the popes or often expressly commissioned by them. More than 70,000 pieces are on…
Nicoletta
Nicoletta
July 7, 2020
You cannot come and visit Rome without exploring the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum! Ask our staff to organize your perfect first visit

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Vaticano Fantastic Apartment
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Regina's House - St Peter for 4 persons.
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Vatican Doria for 4 persons.
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Del Falco - San Pietro Boutique Rooms
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Dream Suite at Vatican
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Cosy Vatican Room
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Seven Rooms Vatican 5
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Seven Rooms Vatican 2
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Camera zona San Pietro, metro Ottaviano
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lovely apt next to Vatican
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DOMUS MARZIO
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Del Falco - St. Peter's Boutique Rooms
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Giuliana/82851
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Location
Roma, 00165
Stato della Città del Vaticano
Phone+39 06 6988 4676
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wifi
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