The Vatican area of Rome is a must see for anyone who is visiting the Italian capital city. The Vatican itself is actually a city within a city, with its own laws, and even official language (Latin), although staying there is not possible. An apartment in Vatican Area is the next best thing for anyone wishing to stay in a home away from home within walking distance of this amazing enclave. These well-appointed apartments easily make anyone taking holidays in Vatican Area feel at ease and relaxed as they explore this most fascinating of cities.
The seat of power for Catholics around the world, the Vatican is of interest to those who are religious and who are not. Although the Pope resides in the papal apartments in the Vatican, there is of course much more to it. The Vatican museums are arguably the largest museum complex in the world, and contain over 1400 rooms. From amazing works of canvas art, to the phenomenal Sistine Chapel, there is something here to keep the tourist interested and intrigued for hours on end. In fact, for those people who are staying at self catering accommodation in Vatican Area, a second or even third visit is often taken. Guided tours of the extensive gardens are highly recommended.
Anyone staying at apartments in Vatican area is quite literally spoilt for choice on what to see and do. Apart from the Vatican itself, there is the Colosseum which still looks majestic and dates back from the days of the Roman Empire. Leaving a lasting impression today, one can only imagine what impact it must have made a thousand years ago or more. There are more museums to visit, restaurants to dine at, fashion boutiques to shop at, and for those interested in football, it may be possible to catch a game or two whilst on holidays in Vatican area.
The Vatican area, like much of Rome and Italy boasts a mild climate, which means that a visit at almost any time of year can be made. That said, the months of July and August can seem particularly hot, and although the apartments in Vatican area have air conditioning, the overall temperature outside may be too uncomfortable. You are looking at average temperatures of around 28 degrees Celsius. The summer and spring months are the best time to visit. Winters average out at around 13 degrees Celsius.
Travellers on their holidays to Vatican Area will normally arrive by air. Rome has two major airports being Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA). These airports serve the budget and main airlines alike, with Ciampino (CIA) handling airlines like Ryan Air and easyJet, and Fiumicino (FCO) handling the main ones such as B.A. Connections can be made with cities such as London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow(LHR), Bristol (BRS) and Manchester (MAN).