The Vatican City Rome: Hotels, Sites, Maps
The Vatican City area consists mostly of the Vatican City and Castel St. Angelo. The place to search for Rome vacation rentals and hotels near the Vatican would be upstream of the Vatican and Castel St Angelo, basically heading away from central Rome.
It is true that you will find more Rome hotel deals (especially out of season) in the Vatican area than you would closer to other central Rome areas.
Recommended Hotels near Vatican City - Highest rated hotels according to Guest reviews
The Vatican area may not be as pedestrian friendly as perhaps the Campo de Fiori or Navona areas, with few green areas or roads closed to traffic, but it has its own charms. The nicest area to stroll around in is the park that encircles Castel Sant' Angelo. There is also a market between the Tevere (Tiber river) and Castel' Sant Angelo and usually some sort of activities (outdoor ice-skating, music and dancing etc.)
If you are touring Rome by car you should keep in mind that parking is a challenge in the Vatican City area and traffic is intense.
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Getting to and from the Vatican City Rome area.
Rome Metro: There are 3 Metro stations to choose from:
All take you across the Tevere towards Piazza del Popolo and then Piazza di Spagna and Termini Station (The main station). For more information about the Metro and the location of the stops see my dedicated page on the Rome Metro.
For more about the buses in Rome see my dedicated page Rome buses and Rome public transport.
Rome taxi: There is a main taxi rank at the Piazza del Risorgimento. (Click on the Rome street map above and Look for the big "T" for Taxi.)
If you haven't read about it on my site already then ATAC public transportation in Rome site has a great tool to calculate the quickest route from point A to point B anywhere in Rome (using public transport). When you arrive at the website click on the English language option to the right. Fill in your departure address and arrival address.For more information visit public transportation in Rome Italy and its related pages:
Shopping in the Vatican City Rome area: Vini, Vidi, VISA!
The best area for shopping in Rome is the Via Cola di Rienzo road, it stretches from the Piazza Risorgimento (above Vatican City on my map) all the way across the Tevere towards Piazza del Popolo.
Food and Restaurants in the Vatican City Rome area.
The Vatican City area is not that big and you will find most restaurants, pubs, cafes and eateries within easy walking distance of Viale Giulio Cesare and Via Cola di Rienzo.
Finished with the Vatican City Rome area? Click on an area of the map below to visit another area.
Central Rome Italy Map: Click on an area to go to its dedicated page.
Central Rome areas dedicated pages:
• Aventine hill
• Campo de Fiori
• Piazza del Popolo
• Piazza Navona
• San Giovanni in Laterano
• Spanish Steps/Spagna
• Trevi Fountain/Fontana
• Via Veneto
St Peter's square