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I've been to Rome five times. I always stay in a hotel near to St. Peter's, and I have shopped extensively in all of the religious souvenir shops around the the Vatican. Domus Artis is by far my favourite shop for quality and variety. I...More
Popped in as shop is just a long road from Vatican .
We were stalked as soon as we stepped into the shop. Not a smile not a ciao...just a very angry face...
Step to the right....so did she!!
Step to left ...so did she!!!!...More
I went into this shop which makes you feel like it's part of the Vatican. I bought a gold plated St Anthony medallion for $40...two doors down was another shop with the exact same item for $15...when I went to return the $40 item with...More
Date of experience: March 2015
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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as
visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.