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I only had one afternoon in Rome after a cruise and wanted to do the Sistine Chapel and Colosseum. I started with the Colosseum and arrived at the Vatican with only an hour left before the last people were admitted to the Vatican Museum.
This place is busy! Particularly on the Pope's audience days (we went on a Wednesday). Security is really intense for obvious reasons on those days too but there is a strong presence all of the time. The queue for the Basilica etc were just enormous...More
BUY TICKETS FOR THE VATICAN MUSEUMS ONLINE then enter the Vatican at the Vatican museum entrance which is 1/2 mile to the north of Piazza San Pietro. It’s still busy in the ticket hall but you AVOID ALL THE BIG QUEUES.
Follow the tour through...More
Have wanted to return to the Vatican for years and climb the cupola in the basilica. Didn't book a tour as just wanted the one thing and read on other travellers reviews that lineup is not necessary. I am so bummed we got conned by...More
Going in to see the museum and the sistene chapel I would strongly recommend you book beforehand going by the queues. It seems one week a month it is closed so check before you go. The paintings on the ceiling are amazing just a shame...More
Just steps away from the chaos of the centre, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighbouring Borgo, Prati is a local favourite for its aesthetic organisation and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets,
quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
No, there is a line but it goes by really fast. It looks intimidating but really, it only took my friend and I about 5 minutes to get in even though it was pretty long. If you want a tour, I'm not sure how that works. We... More
No, there is a line but it goes by really fast. It looks intimidating but really, it only took my friend and I about 5 minutes to get in even though it was pretty long. If you want a tour, I'm not sure how that works. We just walked around inside ourselves and it was still amazing! The museum is different, you'll want a skip the line ticket for sure but if you're only interested in seeing the Basilica, don't bother! Just remember to wear something that covers your knees and shoulders or they won't let you in!