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A Day in Vatican City - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

The Vatican City, a home to the Pope, is the smallest state in the world and still has numerous spectacular tourist attractions. With the rich history of thousands of years, this place attracts millions of people from around the globe. This city holds a significant place in the religious, cultural, and artistic history of the world. When it comes to spending only one-day in Vatican City, all you can do is plan perfectly to cover as much as possible because every corner around here is a treat to the eyes with splendid sculptures, fountains, and churches.

How to spend 1 day in Vatican City?

Rejuvenate yourself by wandering the Gardens of Vatican City -

A perfect way to start your morning is by visiting Vatican Gardens. Though these well-manicured gardens are not open to the public, guided tours are available. You will need to book your spot well in advance as the seats are limited. These gardens are spread over 57 acres and are home to Radio Vatican and the Governor's Palace. Vibrant flower beds add charm to the whole setting whereas elegant fountains and sculptures adorn the pathways. The Gardens of Vatican City date back to medieval times and are one of the popular tourist attractions in the Vatican.

You can go to the Piazza Navona, a famous square in the city, to admire the Baroque fountains in the heart of the plaza. You can see Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana del Nettuno to name a few. It is also a great place to have a lunch as there are numerous charming cafes and restaurants around here.

Get awestruck by the magnificence of the Vatican Museums -

When you have only 24-hours in the Vatican, visiting Vatican Museums is a must. With around 70,000 different artworks, these museums are Mecca for art-lovers. It has become one of the largest museums in the world as there are more than 50 galleries around here. It has a fascinating history of 500 years and attracts millions of people from around the world. It has a rare collection of sculptures, paintings, portraits, memorable items, historical documents along with numerous other exhibits. Tourists usually come here to visit Sistine Chapel located in the Apostolic Palace as this palace is the official residence of the Pope.

Spend the evening at St. Peter's Square -

Home to famous tourist places in the Vatican such as St. Peter's Basilica, you must include this square in your 1-day itinerary of Vatican City. With the stunning Obelisk in the middle, the architectural beauty of this place will take your breath away. You can go to the top of the Saint Peter’s Dome to catch the panoramic vista of the city and surrounding landscapes. Considered to be the tallest dome in the world, the dome is adorned with the artwork of many famous artists including Michelangelo Buonarroti and Bernini. The square looks splendid after the sun goes down as it starts sparkling with hundreds of lights.

Taste a different nightlife in the Vatican -

You have already visited the Vatican Museums in the morning, but same museums look spectacular when you take an open tour at night. You can attend concerts that are regularly arranged here. Or you can simply take a walk around the city to admire how beautiful it looks at night. You can have a relaxing dinner with your loved ones at one of the upscale restaurants in Vatican City to pamper your taste buds.

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