We tried to book our tickets on the Vatican website a little too close to our June visit. Totally sold out - the independent tours snap them up and mark up the price. So we waited over 2 hours in the queue to see the...More
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THE ROMAN CURIA is the administration centre if the Catholic church and is yet another amazing building In the Vatican area. This was my first visit to Rome and all the reading up about the magnificent sites here could not prepare me for the sheer...More
This is the administrative arm of the Vatican. When requesting tickets to one of the masses, your request is sent to the Pregettura della Casa Pontificia (Prefecture of the Pontifical House). When you get your approval to attend one of the masses, to retrieve you...More
This is the administrative structures of the catholic Vatican. It is better to take a guided tour if you want to know about the place.
The Roman Curia is more about the governance of the Catholic Church and all things church-related, as opposed to being about the State of Vatican City. Depending on a tour that you might take, will decide just how much of this part of Vatican City...More
These are the administrative offices of the Vatican. They are not an attraction, actually, as they reside in an unremarkable part of the Vatican and include regular offices, secretaries, etc.
The Curia are the administration building of the Vatican and are of course beautiful to look at, but do not really require all that much attention.
What a great experience to visit the Curia. Thanks to a wonderful guide we were able to see everything and learn to appreciate its remarkable history which has moulded the Church of Tome thought the ages. Be sure to visit it.
Overall, event is one of a kind, free, and the only hard part is just coming early and waiting. Seatwise - line up by 6:30 am if you want a really good seat. If you want to be up close to the pope, sit at...More