Rome - Vatican City, Borgo & Prati (Chapter)
This is the Vatican City, Borgo & Prati chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rome 7 guidebook.
Over the river from the historic centre, the Vatican is home to two of Rome’s top attractions – St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (where you’ll find the Sistine Chapel) – as well as hundreds of overpriced restaurants and souvenir shops. In contrast, nearby Prati offers excellent accommodation, eating and shopping.
- Gazing heavenwards at Michelangelo’s cinematic ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. See God pointing his finger at Adam and pinch yourself that you’re looking at the original painting, not a dime-a-dozen poster copy
- Being blown away by the super-sized opulence of St Peter’s Basilica
- restaurants & bars
- Trying to line up the columns on Piazza San Pietro – it is possible
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Borgo & Prati, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Vatican City, Borgo, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife and Entertainment.
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