"Do you know that once you..." Vatican City Local Custom Tip by Krystynn

Vatican City Local Customs: 76 reviews and 95 photos


<li> Do you know that once you enter the grounds of <b>St Peter's Square</b> or the <b>Vatican Museum</b>, you have effectively left Italy?? </li>
<li> The Vatican currency is the <b>Lira</b> (like Italy). ;-)) </li>
<li> Do mail a postcard home to your family and friends from the Vatican City. But you need to buy the <b>Vatican City stamps</b>... If you do so, you are also contributing to THE major source of income for the Vatican. This is good. And I'm sure our good Lord will bless you abundantly for helping out and blessing these folks.... </li>
<li> Do plan to spend your entire morning, at least, at <b>St. Peter's Basilica</b>; the <b>Vatican Museum</b> and possibly (<i>if you still have stamina</i>) <b>Castel San Angelo</b>. It's even better if you can spare an entire day just exploring the entire Vatican City. </li>
<li> 2 hours at <b>St. Peter's</b> will allow you time to climb to the lantern. </li>
<li> The <b>Vatican Museum</b> require another 2 hours (minimum).... </li>
<li> And the <b>Castel</b> needs less than an hour. </li>
<li> So you see.... If you really want to do all these 3 activities thoroughly, you'd need at least <b>one full day</b> here. :-)) </li>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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