A nun looks both ways in front of St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome

Where to Stay in Rome near the Vatican?

Exploring the Vatican area – the City within the Eternal City

Rome, with all its size, history and grandeur, is an awe-inspiring city. However, as we have covered in a previous post, the main attractions can be found in an area small enough that getting around to all of them is easy!

So why not spend your next trip to Rome near the Vatican – the city within the city! The smallest state in the world by population and area, Vatican City is surrounded by Rome, with the Pope as the head of state.

Don’t worry, you don’t need a passport or a visa to enter Vatican City – access to Saint Peter’s Square & Basilica are free of charge, while the Vatican Museum charges an entrance fee, but it is worth it for the experience of the Sistine Chapel (just be prepared to queue to get in!)

Monastery Stays works with a range of guest houses near the Vatican, catering to the different needs and requirements of travellers. There are even two guest houses where you can stay on official Vatican City territory – now that is a once in a lifetime experience! Read on to find our where…

Located north-west of the center of Rome, the area around the Vatican is known as the Prati district. Easily accessible, beautiful and popular!

Vatican City, with Monastery Stays

What the area offers

Monastery accommodation in Rome

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The Vatican and all it has to offer is often stop number one for visitors to Rome. But this part of the city has so much more to offer than St Peter’s Square!

  • Easy access to the rest of the city: the area is well linked by public transport, with Metro stops just north of Vatican City taking you to Termini Station
  • Great food and drink: like most of Italy, there is no shortage of cafes and trattorias in the area, with plenty of family run establishments offering authentic Italian cuisine!
  • Attractions: while the Vatican and all it has to offer is the main point of focus, be sure to visit Castel Sant’Angelo, or head across the Tiber River to Piazza del Popolo or the Ara Pacis
  • Relax: while the area is often bustling with locals and tourists, the venues we work with still offer a good nights sleep, with some including small gardens and terraces where you can unwind in peace
  • Walking: from St Peter’s Square, the historic center of Rome can be reached on foot in less than half an hour

Staying near the Vatican

There are a number of very well reviewed guest houses surrounding the Vatican, we have included some top choices for you here:

The Vatican area is a popular location for travellers – the attractions offered, dining options and public transport all make this an ideal part of the city to base yourself. Don’t delay, book your Monastery Stay today!

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Vatican City, with Monastery StaysSunset a San Pietro – Phil Lynch ©