Vatican City Vatican Hill 76 m
Mountain logo



Vatican City Vatican Hill


Vatican City officially Vatican City State (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano) is an independent city state enclaved within Rome, Italy. With an area of 44 hectares, and a population of about 1,000, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.

The Vatican Hill is located right on the opposite side of the Seven Hills of Rome. The hill is situated just across from the Tiber. The Vatican Hill was in existence even before Christianity took its strong ground in Rome. It is said that the Vatican Hill was the site of an Etruscan town known as Vaticum. According to Roman history, the Vatican Hill obtained its name from its location and the people who occupied its location at the time when it was first inhabited.

2019-04-08 The highest point in the Vatican City is Vatican Hill, 76 m. This is the lowest point of all the European countrie's highest point. At least I have a good stats on the low ones so far.

Don't be fooled by the lowest one. You need to do some planing before visiting the Vatican Hill. Since the point is in the Vatican Garden you must have a pre booked ticket that needs to be bought months before arriving. And these tickets are limited. 

The only tour I was able to book was at 11 clock on Monday 8th April so even if my flight had departure time from Roma Fiumicino Airport at 14.30 I took the risk. When the tour started, which I thought will be half an hour long, it showed up that it was around two hours long. I realised that this will be very tight.

After some very stressful minutes among a lot of tourists I managed to visit the Vatican Hill. But I was so stressed on my way back to the car so I got lost and was running like an idiot to find the spot where I parked my car. Finally I found it and I made it to the airport and back home safe in Sweden.  

Summit number 10.

The day before visiting Vatican Hill I was in Rome and took a sightseeing around Colosseum area. 


© All rights reserved.