Getting Around Vatican City

  • Buses on Via della Conciliazione
    Buses on Via della Conciliazione
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    Tour buses on Via della Conciliazione
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    Rome Metro train
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    by balhannah Written Sep 4, 2012

    I thought it excellent that the Train from Civitavecchia was actually on the Vatican city line. This made it so easy to visit.

    On alighting from the Train, it was a short walk down a hill and we were at the walls of the Vatican. All we had to do was keep the Vatican Dome in sight, and follow our nose! Easy!

    Vatican Dome
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  • Getting to Vatican City can be...

    by James63 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Getting to Vatican City can be done by car, cab, or sometimes train. Fly, drive, or train into Rome, and take a cab or walk into Vatican City. The border between Vatican City and Rome is not guarded, and only the presence of the Swiss Guard and the yellow and white Vatican flag will tell you that you have crossed an international boundary. Vatican City does have a train station, but it is not generally accessible to any other than Vatican residents.
    Walking is your only option. Enterance to the Vatican Museum is several blocks down the Vatican walls outside and to the right of St. Peter's Square. The rest of Vatican City is easily accessible, though the Gardens are strictly limited to guided tours. Only Vatican officials and honored guests may drive within Vatican City, and the train station is for Vatican residents only.

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    I didn't take a horse-drawn...

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I didn't take a horse-drawn carriage ride, but I would imagine a ride around the Piazza in the evening would be beautiful.

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    This is inside St. Peter's...

    by Mr_Edd_20 Written Aug 26, 2002

    This is inside St. Peter's Cathedral. I thought this was a really cool picture, how the sunlight is hitting the statue and all...decide for yourself.

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Vatican City is in Rome, so you can use any Roman mode of transportation to get there. Note that I do mean "get there" - once you are in Vatican City, you'll walk.

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