What can you do in the world’s smallest country? A lot, actually. Even if you aren’t Catholic, a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and its beautiful piazza will set the scene for the rest of your adventure. While you’re at St. Peter’s, make sure you seek out Michelangelo’s Pieta and dome, along with Bernini’s Cathedra Petri. From the Basilica, you’re just a short walk to the Sistine Chapel, where, with a little craning of the neck, you can see Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement painted across the ceiling. When you’re ready for some gallery-browsing, wave as you pass by the Pope’s residence on your way to the Vatican Museum, built into the north wall of the city. Before you head back to one of the nearby Vatican City hotels, take a walk through the gardens, which cover almost half the hilltop country.
Touch down at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), about 28 km southwest of Vatican City. Rome is best seen on foot, so take a taxi to one of the hotels near Vatican City, then lace up your walking shoes!
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