6 days in Vatican City Itinerary
— 5 nights
Sun, Dec 4 - Fri, Dec 9
Vatican City — 5 nights
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and Bunker Soratte. Stanze di Raffaello and Arte di Maria Rosaria Paradisi Miconi will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Vatican City side-trips: Santuario di Fonte Colombo (in Rieti), Bocchignano Borgo Medievale (in Montopoli di Sabina) and Chiesa Santa Maria Extra Moenia (in Antrodoco). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, learn about all things military at Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatican City day trip planning app.
If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C.
Sutri, Castelnuovo di Porto, Santuario di Fonte Colombo, Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare, Borgo di Isola Farnese
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