Vatican City

Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. 

Capital City

Vatican City

Currency

Euro

Total population:

825 (2020)

Language(s) spoken:

Italian

Cultural dos:

Dress conservatively to gain access to some parts of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Gardens. No sleeveless tops, shorts or skirts above the knee and hats. 

 

Cultural don’t:s

Do not touch the works of art across the museums. 

Continent:

Europe

Top three foods the country is known for:

Similar to Italy: pasta, pizza and gelato

What the country is known for :

  • The Pope, 
  • Stunning art and architecture,
  • St Peter’s Basilica, 
  • Sistine Chapel, 
  • Vatican Museum. 

More About Vatican City

Located in the Italian city of Rome, the Vatican City is a religious and cultural roman-catholic center. Full of museums, sculptors and paintings, it is a dream to visit, whether you are religious or not. It’s advised to pace yourself and take your time to enjoy all the history stored in this city. Best to wear comfortable shoes (flip flops are considered to be too casual) and to plan out your visit in order to capture sites such as The Spiral Staircase (shaped like DNA), Raphael’s Transfiguration painting, The Tapestries Hall (which leads to the Sistene Chapel) and the Pine Cone Courtyard.

Every Wednesday when The Pope is in the Vatican, visitors have the chance to see The Pope and receive his blessing. The Papal Audience as it is know, consists of a few reading and teachings by the Pope in Italian (sometimes English and other languages) before a joint prayer is held in Latin. It is held in St Peter’s Basilica which is closed for tours on that day.

English

Italian

Hello

Ciao

Goodbye

Arriverderci

Please

Per favore

Thank you

Grazie

How much?

Quanto?

Do you speak English?

Lei parla Inglese?

Where is the toilet?

Dov’ee la toilette?

May I please have some water?

Posso avere un po’ d’acqua per favour?

I would like some food please

Vorrei del cibo , per favore

Where can I get a taxi?

Dove posso prendere un taxi?

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