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Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are a series of archival buildings within Vatican City, located in central Rome, that house many famous works of art by Italian Renaissance masters. For art lovers, the Vatican Museums are the ultimate fix. At every turn there are frescoes on walls and ceilings that epitomize the very existence of Renaissance religious art. Even in the Vatican apartments art lovers will find walls and ceilings encrusted with frescoes and other art forms, guaranteed to placate even the fussiest tourist. A trip through the Vatican Museums is a holiday through life during the last two millennia.

  • Missing the Sistine Chapel while in Rome is like missing one’s life. Obviously, Michelangelo’s painted ceiling is the overall attraction, but don’t forget the frescoes on the walls of this famous chapel.
  • Visit the grotesques in the Borgia Apartment of Pope Alexander VI, which show images created from Christian, Jewish, and Roman elements.
  • Decorating the walls and ceilings of several rooms near the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Vatican Museums are works by another famous Renaissance painter, Raphael—the rooms bear his name but are works from other artists such as Fra Angelico, Perugino, and Raphael’s students.

The Vatican Museums are easily accessible via Rome’s major public transportation lines. From the Termini train station, Metro Subway Line A has two nearby stations, Ottaviano-San Pietro, Musei Vaticani, and Cipro. Walking to the museums takes about ten minutes from both subway stations. From Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, take the Express Leonardo Train to Termini and follow the subway directions. Via bus, take Line 49 which stops in front of the museums, while lines 3281 and 982 stop at the Piazza del Risorgimento, which is a five-minute walk. Tram Line 19 also stops in the Piazza del Risorgimento.

Hotels in Vatican Museum

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From US$130

1 Starhotels Michelangelo Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Della Stazione Di S. Pietro, 14 Map

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Offering cosy accommodation and quality services, this property is an ideal place for spending a wonderful and unforgettable Roman holiday. GeneralThe hotel's meeting rooms are well-appointed for... More

Excellent stay right by St.Peters
It's about a 5 minute walk to Vatican City and you can see St.Peters from the hotel. The closest metro is about 12-15 minute walk and didn't feel like the safest walk to take in the evening but...
26 Mar 2015
From US$84

2 Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Via Lattanzio 51 Map

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Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome offers quality accommodation and friendly hospitality to its guests. Famous landmarks of Rome, such as Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and Sant Angelo Castle are... More

From US$126

3 Isa Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Via Cicerone, 39 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms

Creating a refined elegance and modern comfort, this property welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Rome. GeneralAt leisure, guests can visit the city of Rome and explore its beautiful... More

Good hotel, excellent breakfast
The room was somewhat baroque with all the mirrors but the overall value was perfect and the breakfast was superb.
25 Nov 2014
From US$99

4 Metropolis Design Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5

Via delle Milizie, 26 Map

Free WIFI

Metropolis Hotel Rome invites business and leisure travellers to its modern accommodations housed in a 1920 palace. This Rome hotel places tourists close to the Vatican where they can explore... More

From US$145

5 NH Collection Roma Giustiniano

4 stars
4.5 / 5

Via Virgilio, 1 E/F/G Map

Buffet Breakfast and Free Wi Fi

For those looking for an ultimate experience in exclusivity, the Nh Giustiniano is an ideal place to stay while in Rome, as it provides first-class service and extensive amenities that is taken... More

From US$115

6 Rinascimento Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.4 / 5

Via del Pellegrino, 122 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Magnificently located in the historical renaissance downtown of the city, the Rinascimento Hotel Rome offers comfortable accommodation and excellent services welcoming all types of holidaymakers... More

From US$101

7 Diplomatic Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Via Vittoria Colonna, 28 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Offering a calm atmosphere and a comfortable accommodation, the Diplomatic Hotel welcomes you in a characteristic umbertino's style building. GeneralThe hotel also offers Internet access at the... More

Convenience, great location & friendly staff..
Great location close to the Vatican abt 15 min walk & 15 min walk to Spanish steps or Piazza Navona. Helpful & friendly staff. Closest metro stations are within 1km also. There is also a bus stop...
24 Aug 2013
From US$193

8 Visconti Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Federico Cesi 37, Vaticano, Map

Non Refundable Special Deal

The hotel is strategically located in the historic, cultural and business heart of Rome and represents an ideal starting point for a leisure or business trips. General Providing state of art... More

An excellent choice
Very good location - walking distance to central Rome and Vatican - very good staff (especially Maite, Stefano, Ilena) - good breakfast - very clean and comfortable room (though you might find the...
5 Oct 2014
From US$15

9 BEST WESTERN Hotel Spring House

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Via Mocenigo, 7 Map

Best Western Hotel Spring House Rome offers travellers comfortable accommodations and ideal starting point for exploring the historic centre of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This... More

Great Location
This hotel was in the most perfect location, very close to the Vatican and close to the metro too! Very clean and very friendly staff. We had a fabulous time here.
28 Jan 2015
From US$90

10 Relais Dei Papi

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Via dei Gracchi 161 Map

Offering comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, the Relais Dei Papi Rome provides you with all of the quality amenities to make your stay a memorable one. LocationThe Relais Dei Papi... More

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