Video:Tips for Visiting the Vatican in Romewith Gina Miller
The Vatican City is the home of the pope and a unique Italian tourist attraction known for it's architecture. Watch this travel video from About.com for some tips before you visit the Vatican City in Rome, Italy.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Visiting the Vatican in Rome
Hi, I’m Gina Miller and today for About.com we are going to go over tips for visiting the Vatican in Rome.
Location of the Vatican
Vatican City is the smallest state in the world and is located inside of Rome, Italy. It is the home of the Pope as well as some of the world’s most famous art and architecture. Located on the west side of the Tiber River, Vatican city is a walled enclave. In 1929 is was officially established as the Vatican and acquired its own statehood.
Getting to Vatican City
The best times to visit Vatican city is from fall to spring, to avoid the heat and huge summer crowds. Getting to the Vatican is easy by cab, bus or Metro. The entrance to the museum is located near the Metro’s Red Line station and on Bus Route 49. The cost is about 15 Euros and tickets can be ordered online to avoid long wait times.
What to See at the Vatican
Here’s a tip: Bring your camera to the museum. It’s one of the few museum’s in Italy where you can actually take as many pictures as you wish. After your tour of the museum you’ll want to walk around the walls to the center of the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica which began construction in 1506. The church and the Piazza in front of the church are beautiful, and free to the public. Inside the Basilica you’ll find amazing artwork and architecture.
It’s important to note, you will have to go through security measures before entering and there is a strict dress code inside the church that includes no shorts, no bare shoulders, and no mini-skirts. But do wear comfortable shoes because you’ll be walking a lot.
And those are tips for visiting the Vatican in Rome. Thanks for watching and for more information visit us online at About.com.