Vatican City, with its world class museum and the marvel of St. Peter’s Basilica, is a must visit when you are in Italy. I should know – I have lived in Rome for more than a decade and used to give tours of the Vatican when I owned my own tour company.

These days, I am a painter but I still find myself drawn to the Vatican because of its art and history. My goal is to share all of my insider tips and experience to help you plan the best possible trip to the Vatican.