What To Do In Vatican City

View a Map of Vatican City

Perhaps the Vatican needs no introduction. The center of Catholicism, and encompassing the Vatican City state, as well as the surrounding Roman neighborhoods of the Vaticano, Prati, and Monte Mario, this small slice of the city is packed with more history and artwork than most cities in the world.

Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano), also incorrectly known as but popularly synonymous with the Holy See (Santa Sede), is the latest and only current Papal state in existence and the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church. Situated within the city of Rome in Italy, the Vatican is the world's smallest state. Outside the Vatican City itself, 13 buildings in Rome and Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence, also enjoy extraterritorial rights. On April 19, 2005, Josef Cardinal Ratzinger was elected as Pope Benedict XVI.


What To Do In Vatican City

Top Group Trips in Vatican City

vagabonding around the world

What To Do In Vatican City
i wanna visit every country and visit villages and climb mountain kayak down rivers and work odd jobs I'm just going to experie... more

Round The World Trip

What To Do In Vatican City
Hey, my name is Nicoletta and I'm 19, coming on 20. I have always wanted to travel the world but am a little apprehensive of go... more

Explore the World

What To Do In Vatican City
Planning over a year long trip around the World , i just want to experience the World and see most of it. It would be great if ... more

Western Europe

What To Do In Vatican City
In the works more

Backpacking through Europe

What To Do In Vatican City
I am planning a backpacking trip through Europe during summer of 2015. Looking for other backpackers! The trip will start in Lo... more

Backpack It

What To Do In Vatican City
I just want to spend the summer seeing Europe- i'm open to suggestions and alterations and im not restricted at all- i want to ... more

around the world in 365 days... Or more

What To Do In Vatican City
I want to travel the world taking one country at a time. I have been looking to take this trip for some time but have always ha... more

Top Group Trips in Western Europe

The Dream Starts Here. Be a part of it.

What To Do In Vatican City
I'm a 32 yr old ex-paper pusher who caught the travel bug in 2008 and have since not been able to fully return to normal everyd... more

Round The World 2015

What To Do In Vatican City
Hi Guys! My name is Ruthie and for all my life I have had my heart set on traveling the world. Now, that I have the chance to ... more

Backpacking Western Europe

What To Do In Vatican City
I am backpacking Europe in the summer of 2015. I am looking for at least one companion. The more, the merrier. The dates are no... more

Party Around Europe in Summer 2015

What To Do In Vatican City
Hi Guys, this is just my tentative plan to backpack around in Europe while partying at the same time for 2.5 months. :) If u ar... more

vagabonding around the world

What To Do In Vatican City
i wanna visit every country and visit villages and climb mountain kayak down rivers and work odd jobs I'm just going to experie... more

Interrailing

What To Do In Vatican City
SO my plan is after I finish my second year of University is to go Inter-railing around Europe! :) I am a girl who loves meetin... more

Europe trip!! Interailing

What To Do In Vatican City
Looking for fun people with similar interests aged 16-23. Love to have adventures and active stuff and meeting new people. (don... more

Vital Stats

Region Info Western Europe
Population 401.1 million
Highest Altitude 4,810 m
Mont Blanc, France 15,781 ft
Lowest Altitude -7 m
Lammefjord, Denmark -23 ft
Lowest Temperature -66.0 °C
North Ice, Greenland (1954) -86.8 °F
Highest Temperature 47.4 °C
Amareleja, Portugal (2003) 117.3 °F

Travel Trivia

How long is the meandering Great Wall of China?

Trivia: How long is the meandering Great Wall of China?

  •  
  •  
  •