Vatican at Night

My 18 year old grandson and myself will be spending two weeks in Rome in June. Has anyone gone on a night tour of the Vatican. I see Walks of Italy offers an evening tour which sounds delightful.

Posted by Kristen
Chicago
263 posts

The Vatican at night is beautiful but I don't think you need an actual tour to do it. Especially if you are going to be there for two weeks, you will get to know the city very well. But tour groups are a nice way to meet people. A warning that a lot of "evening walks" are actually pub crawls. Also at night, Vatican city as a lot of homeless people who are sleeping near the walls. It is still safe, but something a lot of people don't expect. I love Rome but two weeks there seems like a lot. I am a huge fan of leisurely travel, soaking up the culture, etc. But if you think you will start to go stir crazy if you run out of new sites/tours, I would consider adding another 1-2 cities.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2440 posts

I lived in Rome on and off for nine years and didn't exhUst its possibilities. Two weeks sounds like heaven. If you want a daytrip or two, Orvieto is an hour away; Ostia Antica, Hadrian's Villa and the Villa d'Este are good choices, too.

Posted by Kristen
Chicago
263 posts

I also used to live in Rome and agree there are a ton of possibilities. But sometimes what you do when you live somewhere is very different from what you want to do when you travel. For me, I would have no problem spending two weeks in Rome. But some people prefer to see the big sites and then move on (my parents for example). It was just a suggestion to consider what type of travel they prefer.

Posted by Carolyn
Aberdeen, Washington, United States
9 posts

Thanks for your suggestions. I love to have time to sit and people watch with a glass of wine or have a two hour lunch and not having to rush "because we need to get to the next site". Also enjoy exploring off the beaten path neighborhoods so I know we will find lots to do in two weeks. We do plan some day trips, so I appreciate the ideas.