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Vatican Map | Museum & City Layout

The Vatican, officially known as the Vatican City State, is the world's smallest independent nation-state. Located within the heart of Rome, Italy, it serves as the spiritual and administrative center of the Catholic Church. The Vatican houses St. Peter's Basilica, considered the holiest place in Catholicism, and serves as the residence of the Pope, the head of the Church.

If you're traveling to the Vatican, it's helpful to keep a map handy to navigate your way through all the important attractions and landmarks.

Vatican Museums map

The Vatican Museums are a complex of museums and galleries, encompassing over 70,000 works spread across 54 museums. With more than 1400 rooms, it is considered one of the largest museums in the world. Walking through all the exhibits could take days, if not weeks. Exploring the Vatican Museums with a map can enhance your visit by providing a sense of direction, highlighting must-see exhibits, and revealing hidden gems within its labyrinthine halls.

The Vatican Museum Map

Vatican City layout map

The Vatican City holds a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be explored. At the Vatican Museums, immerse yourself in the world's largest collection of art, spanning millennia and encompassing masterpieces like Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. Descend beneath St. Peter's Basilica to the Vatican Necropolis and uncover ancient Roman tombs, pagan structures and the possible burial site of the Apostle Peter himself. Stroll through the serene landscapes at Vatican Gardens, dotted with fountains, sculptures and hidden grottoes, offering a peaceful escape from the city bustle.

Vatican City layout

Vatican location map

Map of the Vatican City

Vatican City is a land-locked country located in Rome, and is the smallest sovereign state in the world.


Address: Città del Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City
Find On Map
Getting to Vatican City
By bus:
40, 49, 62, 64 and 81
Nearest stop: Piazza Risorgimento/Viale Vaticano
By metro: Line A
Nearest stop: Ottaviano-San Pietro/Valle Aurelia
By car: From Rome, via Corso Vittorio Emanuele II or via Viale del Muro Torto.
Car parking: Vespasian Garage, Prati Car Park
There are two main entrances to the Vatican:
1. Via della Conciliazione
2. Viale Vaticano:




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