Local traditions and culture in Vatican City

  • At the church exit
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    Saint Peter said that there...

    by Pierangelo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Saint Peter said that there is no indulgence for me and that I must go to the flames of the hell and join Pope Bonifacio VIII placed in the hell by the writer Dante Alighieri in the Divina commedia. Let us see what Dante says about Rome in the 1300 Jubilee proclamed by Bonifacio VIII. In Inferno XVIII.28-33 he tells us about traffic control for the pilgrims flocking there.

    Come i Roman, per l'esercito molto,
    l'anno del Giubileo, su per lo ponte
    hanno a passar la gente modo colto,
    che dall'un lato tutti hanno la fronte
    verso il castello e vanno a Santo Pietro,
    dall'altra sponda vanno verso il monte.

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    Going to cathedral, make sure...

    by barcodex Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Going to cathedral, make sure you are dressed appropriately. Too much naked flesh is unacceptable. Even on the hottest day, take something to hide your shoulders and legs when going inside the cathedral.

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    Papal Mass in Vatican City

    by ECYM Written Jun 25, 2008

    You may want to check out the dates when the pope gives his weekly mass, the last i know he conducts the mass every wednesday.

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    DRESS CODE

    by DAO Updated Jan 13, 2008

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    The dress code is strict here. Please look carefully at the photo before you go!

    Just click on the photo for a closer view of the sign!

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    Tight security entering the Vatican Museum

    by icunme Written Nov 1, 2006

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    You can expect security akin to the airports here at the Museum Entrance - you will be asked to check large items and pass security screening just like airports.

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    The Rest

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    The rest of the Vatican City is a small, extraordinary world which can not be described here, due to lack of space.

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    worth

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    However, the nucleus of the collection is made up by the works of the greatest masters of the Italian Renaissance, of a really inestimable value.

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    See the Pope

    by tini58de Updated Mar 16, 2004

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    We were lucky to see and hear the Pope on Sunday at noon. He was preaching from the window of his domicile - and the congregation was standing on St. Peter's Square.

    It was very impressive, indeed!

    the Pope

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    When visiting the Vatican...

    by Goner Updated Dec 18, 2002

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    When visiting the Vatican museums and St. Peters, is is necessary to cover your legs and arms and wear no revealing clothing.

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    Be respectful. Even the...

    by jio Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Be respectful. Even the emperor Nero had to wear his robe before he disputed with the Pope, so you too need to dress with long slacks and covered arms.Ave.

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    When in the Vatican, make sure...

    by Mr_Edd_20 Updated Aug 26, 2002

    When in the Vatican, make sure you use their postal system and mail some postcards to loved ones! This is a picture of the Vatican's Swiss guards. I don't know why Swiss guards are there though..??

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    Inside the Vatican Museum...

    by Luis_Alberto Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Inside the Vatican Museum itself, you will find some of the most amazing and beautiful hallways in all of Europe. This is the Hall of Maps. Just fantastic.

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    Here's one example of the...

    by Patricialuv Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Here's one example of the statues you will be seeing...there is plenty more to see in all shapes and sizes!

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    I wish I could come back real...

    by Patricialuv Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I wish I could come back real soon! I really loved it! It is a christian's most gratifying and spiritual visit!

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