Once we got into Rome, we walked just about everywhere. This is what we do on most of our trips unless we absolutely have to get somewhere too far away to walk.
I found Rome to be a very easy city to walk in. There are only a few hills, but the majority of sites are located on a flatter part of the city. I was surprised at how compact everything was and how close the various sites are to each other. And Vatican City is even easier since it is flat and much smaller than the city of Rome.
We divided our days in Rome to specific locations which also cut down on the amount of walking required. Rather than zig-zag back and forth, we focused on all the sites in a particular area for the day before moving on. This can be a challenge depending on what you are seeing and if the site/church closes for several hours in the afternoon. Do your research ahead of time and set up a schedule if you want to avoid walking all over the place.
Taxis, buses, and the metro are available if you need them, but my recommendation is to put on a good pair of walking shoes and see the city from the pavement!
Walking is an ideal way to exercise your legs, body and mind especially on your vacation in a foreign country! Vatican City has a total area of just around 110 acres which is the smallest country in the world in terms of size and population. Thus all corners of the Vatican City are within walking distance.
Of course you may choose to stop and relax while walking wherever and whenever you like along the way in the city streets, to chill out in the bars or restaurants, to hunt for souvenirs at the many souvenir shops along the streets, to do some window shopping at elegant shopping malls or simply to visit the various tourist attractions in the city!
It's easy to walk to the Vatican from Rome (and/or take public transportation), and within the Vatican, you can walk. It's small enough not to need a car or other mode of transportation, and it's the best way to enjoy your visit there. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! I may be wearing strappy high heels in the pic, but consider that I'm a dancer (we have tough feet) and that when I left the hostel that evening I didn't expect to end up traipsing all the way from the Spanish Steps to St. Peter's Square...
Walking from Rome to Vatican city is the best way to visit the Vatican city and its museum, as the bus could go faster than you can give a long sight and the studing of every place and monument, so best transportation are your feet ;-)
The best option to see the vatican to my opinion is to walk in this place.
this is not a big place so it is ok to walk from place to place.
Vatican City is not ment to be viewed from a bus, or car, its to be slowly admired....Walk around Vatican City, stop and take in the culture!