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Destination guide

Discover postcard-perfect Prati

An affluent neighborhood offering a calmer alternative for travelers looking to avoid the somewhat frenzied pace of central Rome, the Prati district serves up designer shopping, a tempting foodie scene and lively nightlife, all against the magnificent backdrop of Vatican City. Prati vacation rentals offer a chance for you to live as the Romans do, placing you right in the heart of this elegant spot and close to some of the Eternal City's most revered sights. Indeed, once you've settled in, you'll find the iconic St. Peter's Square and Castel Sant'Angelo within a picturesque walk of your rental.

Things to do

Entertaining tours near Prati

Visiting the Vatican City is a must during a stay in a Prati vacation rental, but with up to 25,000 people doing the same daily, a little forward planning goes a long way. The dome at St Peter's Basilica groans under the weight of afternoon visitors but head there first thing and it's virtually empty. If you're tempted by guided tours, don't be too quick to splash out on the most expensive option. The best things in life are indeed free, especially during weekday visits between October and May when American student priests offer highly entertaining tours of the Vatican Museums.

Activities

Retail therapy in Prati

If a little retail therapy is on the agenda, there are few better places to indulge than along Cola di Rienzo, a broad shopping street dotted with high-end Italian and international brands as well as some smaller independent stores. Quaint pavement cafes along the way provide the perfect pit stop for an aperitivo. With bargains in the bag and before returning to your rental, it's worth popping across the Tiber for a look at Piazza del Popolo, a popular meeting place where highlights include a towering Egyptian obelisk and the Fountain of the Goddess of Rome.

Weather

Prati is a year-round destination

Sun-seekers often time their stay to coincide with the summer months of July and August when temperatures can soar past 80 degrees and the city provides a majestic backdrop for tucking into refreshing gelato. If you prefer fewer crowds, the shoulder seasons of April to May and September to October, when the weather is still pleasant and rental rates are lower, are something of a sweet spot. Between November and March, rates are often slashed further and although winter can be considerably cooler, that's all the more reason to explore Rome's many museums and galleries.

Natural features

Green spaces near Prati

While a serious culture fix comes with the territory while staying in a Prati vacation rental, there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy a little outdoor time, too. The vast Villa Borghese is the closest green space to the neighborhood and an impressive one at that. Open every day, the almost 200-acre park is home to the city's Gallery of Modern Art and the Rome Biopark, a 40-acre zoo with the proverbial lions and tigers and bears, although many visitors are just as happy to simply settle back on the grass and enjoy the shade afforded by the park's towering pines.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Prati

Fly into Rome (CIA-Ciampino), the closest airport, located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Rome (FCO-Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl.), which is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station to easily navigate the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vatican, Rome?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,950 vacation rentals around Vatican. From 2,395 studio vacation rentals to 456 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Vatican?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vatican:

  • Municipio I: 5,088 vacation rentals
  • Municipio VII: 874 vacation rentals
  • Quartiere XIII Aurelio: 2,324 vacation rentals
  • Gianicolense: 3,906 vacation rentals
  • Nomentano: 472 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Vatican?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Vatican. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lepanto Station: 6,540 vacation rentals
  • Casa Museo Alberto Moravia: 6,554 vacation rentals
  • RAI Headquarters: 6,548 vacation rentals
  • RAI Teatro delle Vittorie: 6,538 vacation rentals
  • VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome: 6,539 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vatican listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Vatican?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,395 Studios in Vatican. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vatican include:

  • Houses: 456 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,377 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vatican?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Vatican. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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