Getting to Vatican City can be...
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.
TRAIN FROM CIVITAVECCHIA
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!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel
I didn't take a horse-drawn...
I didn't take a horse-drawn carriage ride, but I would imagine a ride around the Piazza in the evening would be beautiful.
This is inside St. Peter's...
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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