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This tiny religious shop sells medals, rosaries, crucifixes, and holy cards in bulk at excellent prices. For example, I bought several bags of 100 oxidized saint medals for 8 Euros each—about 10 cents per medal. At religious bookstores here in the States, those medals sell...More
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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as
visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.