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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the sistine chapel and vatican museum was 1 of my top 10 for my visit to rome however it was the only place that I did not enjoy. definitely not worth the money to pay for a skip the line ticket and at the same time, it is not worth the wait to pay for regular price. It was... More 

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Reading
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't imagine how anyone could enjoy this experience. I bought tickets in advance which got us through some of the hordes of tour groups ,but it was still a nightmare. It must surely be a safety issue with so many people- why can they not restrict the numbers so that it can be seen properly. There are some rooms... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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205 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take an early morning tour on days that are not holidays. It is worth the extra money to pay an outside tour company to help you navigate. Absolutely spectacular place to visit any time of year. Was here in winter and summer and it was better in winter months less crowds.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

these vatican tours are a waste of time and money. My friends bought entry tickets online and waited 45 minutes. I bought tour tickets online and waited 30 minutes for entry...then got marched to a bench to learn about what i had been reading for and knew well. The tour ends in the basilica at...and voila, you are outside of... More 

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London
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

First off, ignore the "skip the line" rip off tours, if you go (which i wish I hadn't), buy your ticket online on the official Vatican website for 14 euros and print off the booking, you can then use the same queue as tour groups, which may still take 15 mins or so, but avoids the ridiculous general queue which... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Vatican has never been on my top 10 list but I wish it had, it was stunning and so grand! There were a few downsides, it was packed which is to be expected so you had to constantly dodge people, there were also beggars which we were warned to watch our bags as they would also try to steel.... More 

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Thank skylimner
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Wonder tour with Cosmos.t our guide was wonderful as well as vatican guide.very informTive.tiok optional tour and no wait otherwise kind line.our guide well versed worth the extra cost.otherwise line wait was long and hot

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

After waiting practically my entire life to visit the Vatican, I first want to say with all of it's splendor and glory, I was a tad bit disappointed. Not with the grandeur of the Holy See but with went on directly outside it's doors. I was immediately reminded of Christ coming into the temple turning over the tables of the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting the Sistine Chapel is breathtaking ! You need to get there very early as the que can be very long , entrance fee 16euro. Allow plenty of time to make your way to the chapel due to the volume of visitors, also it's very warm along the narrow corridors and rooms. It took 3hrs from the entrance to the... More 

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Ajmer, India
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

When in Rome, spend half a day to explore the glory of the Vatican. The grand Besilica, the Vatican Square transcend us to the world beyond. The sculptures and paintings vividly describe the stories of the holy Bible. We spend two half days there- to view the Besilica and the Vatican Square. The sculptures of various Saints high on the... More 

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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Address: Via Crescenzio 78, 193 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
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#244 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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“I certainly would not endure it again”
 of 5 bubbles Margaret035, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 529TraceyE, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Pope gives audiences most Wednesday mornings. Tickets are free, but have to be arranged several weeks in advance. If you go to Rome in January, you'll have excellent weather and less crowds. Don't be afraid to haggle with the trinket/souvenier people. They'll sell most stuff for about half its asking price.”
 of 5 bubbles Travisman_oo, 25 Jun 2012 | Read review
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