Rome - Vatican City, Borgo & Prati (PDF Chapter)

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The Vatican stands atop the low-lying Vatican hill west of the Tiber. You’ll need at least a morning to do justice to its museums. The highlight is the Michelangelo-frescoed Sistine Chapel, but there’s enough art to keep you busy for years.

  • gaze heavenwards at Michelangelo’s most celebrated masterpieces in the Sistine Chap-el
  • maps
  • be blown away by the super-sized opulence of St Peter’s Basilica, the most important church in the Catholic world
  • transport
  • try to line up the columns on St Peter’s Square – it is possible
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Accommodation, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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