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Vatican city on Sunday

malta
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Vatican city on Sunday

We are planning to make a short stop at the Vatican, we will be travelling with our 8 month old therefore not planning to see museum as it will be too crowded and we have been there before. My parents will be accompanying us, they have never been to the Vatican and the idea is to just see the Basilica and the main square. Our two options are on a Saturday on a Sunday. Sunday afternoon fits better in our travel plans, but was wondering about crowds and logistics because of the Sunday papal mass. Does anyone have any experience of this?

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1. Re: Vatican city on Sunday

There isn't a papal mass on Sunday, he makes a 40 minutes speech from the window at 12.

The square will be crazily crowded, like in a rock concert. I think it would be cool for your parents to see fhe pope. Plus, if you skio the end of the speech you can enter the basilica with a little queue because everybody is looking at the pope.

After visiting the basilica, you can quietly visit a way less crowded square.

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2. Re: Vatican city on Sunday

Thank you for your reply, think it's not the best environment for a baby in a stroller :/ Maybe we can do it later in the afternoon, say around 3pm?

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3. Re: Vatican city on Sunday

We went on a Sunday afternoon about 3 weeks ago and it was busy but not that bad really, remember you cant have bare shoulders.

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4. Re: Vatican city on Sunday

You can't take the stroller into the basilica. You'll need to leave it outside or check it at the baggage check area.

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