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If you love history or are planning a trip to Rome, Vatican City should be a must-see destination during your stay. Officially known as Vatican City State, it is a walled sovereign state in Rome. With just over 800 residents and only 110 acres is size, it is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world. Even though it’s small in size, there are enough tourist sights to keep you busy for days on end. The history, museums, art, architecture and some of the world’s most famous statues make visiting this destination a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you are exploring the area for a day or a week, it’s important to have travel insurance for your trip to Vatican City State.

Travel advice for visiting Vatican City

Since most travellers enter Vatican City through Italy, it is necessary to abide by that country’s immigration rules. Vatican tourist visas are not required for citizens of Canada for stays of up to 90 days. The official languages are Latin and Italian, but many people also speak English. The rainy season lasts from September to May, and if you want to avoid large crowds, the best time to visit is November to the end of February.

Best places to see in Vatican City

No trip to Vatican City is complete without visiting St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. St. Peter’s features the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Michelangelo's dome, the tomb of St. Peter and the magnificent view from the roof overlooking the basilica. The Sistine Chapel features the frescoes by Michelangelo, some of the greatest pieces of artwork of all time.

The Vatican also features the Pinacoteca, Raphael’s Rooms, St. Peter’s Square, the Pius-Clementine Museum (with the biggest collection of ancient sculptures in the world), the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Egyptian Museum and Borgia Apartment (the private residence of Pope Alexander VI).

Travel insurance for trips to Vatican City

Travel insurance allows you to travel worry-free and enjoy your trip to Vatican City. At Blue Cross, we offer personalized travel insurance solutions for all travellers, ensuring you get the coverage you need for your trip. Get a free travel insurance quote today and travel with confidence knowing that we have you covered. We are here 24/7 to provide you with travel assistance.

General Vatican City State Canada
Continent: Europe
Population :   34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 0 9,984,670
Capital: Vatican City
Currency: Euro
Official language(s): Italian
Diesel :   1.23 (2012)
Gasoline :   1.23 (2013)

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