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Easter at the Vatican

By Jessica, USA, February 2013

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One of the biggest holidays on the Italian and Catholic calendars is Easter, so it’s no surprise that Easter in Vatican City is a very big deal. Despite the fact that Easter often falls in what might otherwise be considered the shoulder season of Spring, it’s such a popular time to be at the Vatican that both the prices and the crowds jump up to high season levels. In other words, if you’re planning an Easter trip to the Vatican you’ll need to plan well in advance.

Here’s what you need to know about Easter at the Vatican.

Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays are more than just Easter Sunday. Preceding Easter Sunday, there’s Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday – and, in fact, the whole week prior is called “Holy Week.” There are services at St.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vatican City Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Rome.

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