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Major cities and airports in Vatican City
- Vatican City – There is no airport within Vatican City; however, Rome, Italy is the closest city with an airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Time and Communication
Vatican City operates on Central European Time, which includes a switch to daylight saving time. The primary mobile operators are the same as Italy’s, which includes TIM, Vodafone, and Wind Tre. The quality of calls is generally high as the city-state is completely covered by these networks.
Money and shopping
The local currency is the Euro (€), with an exchange rate of approximately 1 Euro to 1.13 USD as of May 2023. Payment by bank cards is very common, and all major cards are accepted. The working hours of currency exchange offices typically follow regular business hours.
Being the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population, Vatican City can be easily traversed on foot. However, due to its location within Rome, all modes of transportation available in Rome can be utilized when visiting Vatican City.
- St. Peter’s Basilica: This is one of the largest and most important Christian churches in the world.
- Vatican Museums: They showcase a vast collection of art and historical artifacts collected by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries.
- Sistine Chapel: Known for its frescoes that were decorated by Renaissance artists including the iconic ‘The Last Judgment’ by Michelangelo.
- Vatican Gardens: A peaceful city oasis that has been a place of meditation for popes since 1279.
- Castel Gandolfo: The Pope’s summer residence, located outside of Vatican City but owned by the state, is now open to the public.