Ascent of Vatican Hill on 1971-08-15

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Brother Mimmo with wife Julie
sister Rosaria with husband Robert
Date:Sunday, August 15, 1971
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vatican Hill
    Location:Vatican City
    Elevation:78 m / 256 ft

Ascent Trip Report


We came to Rome and visited the usual major sites, such as the Vatican, Campidoglio, Capitoline, Colosseo, Palatino, Catacombe, etc ...... my brother Mimmo with wife Julie, sister Rosaria with husband Robert and my Rose. It's sort of weird to be adding these very touristy visit as an ascent to Peakbagger.

Vatican City, the world's smallest self-governing sovereign state, is built on a small hill and is a walled enclave within the city of Rome near the Tiber river ...... unparalleled in the world and a must-see destination while in Rome. The highpoint is an unnamed location off limits to the tourist, somewhere behind the Basilica, security is extremely strict.
An elevator takes you to the roof of Saint Peter's Basilica and stairs to the top of the dome for a spectacular view of the grounds (the walled enclave is only about 3km in circumference) and the city of Rome.

Addendum 1 dated December 2006 ... Rose I have been back to Rome on 2 different occasions since this first visit.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:60 m / 194 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:60 m / 194 ft
    Route:tourist visit while in Rome
    Trailhead:rome  18 m / 62 ft
Descent Statistics

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