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The convent is ideally located for visiting the Vatican Museums, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

The convent's roof terrace is a much sought after location by international television stations during the election of a new Pope. Television cameras are set up on the terrace with lenses fixed on a tiny chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, for a sign of either black smoke, indicating an unsuccessful ballot, or white smoke, indicating the successful election of a new Pope.
Ratings & Reviews
June and John Hicks from , England19 Aug 2023

The location is amazing! This is a very busy guesthouse, probably due to its enviable location, but we had everything we needed and enjoyed swapping stories with other guests over breakfast. The staff are friendly and efficient and keep the interior in perfect condition. No complaints from us as we had a wonderful stay.

Florence from Noank, United States22 Sep 2019

I travelled to Rome to explore the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica and the museums. I walked across the road and I was already there. I had difficulty securing a room here as the convent is so popular. However, it was worth changing my dates because the location can't be beat. Cannot recommend highly enough for anyone interested in delving into the legendary intrigues of The Vatican.

Ella and Lillian Thompson from Naples FL, United States29 Aug 2019

My mother wanted to stay close to the Vatican as this was not only a vacation but a spiritual journey for her. She was thrilled with the position as the convent is only steps aways from the basilica. Every evening mum would sit on the roof terrace and enjoy the views over Vatican City. The sisters were wonderful and made our stay one we will never forget.

Istituto Maria Santissima Bambina
00120 - Città del Vaticano (RM)

In what can only be described as prime real estate, the Istituto Maria Santissima Bambina is a spectacularly located within the Leonine Walls and across from St Peter's Basilica. Even more spectacular is the outlook from the convent's roof terrace which has such sublime views of the piazza, the Basilica and the buildings around the square, that a little 'Pope spotting' is definitely a possibility.

The nuns and lay staff offer an authentic, homely experience in simple but well-appointed guest rooms equipped with all necessities. All meals are available if required (lunch and dinner must be pre-booked). A well-furnished communal lounge/TV room, outdoor sitting areas and an impossibly scenic roof terrace are comfortable places to relax.

As the convent is located in the Vatican extraterritorial area of the Holy See, no tourist taxes are applicable.


Room types Prices per room from* Remarks
Single with private bathroom EUR 71.00 inc. breakfast
Twin beds with private bathroom EUR 122.00 inc. breakfast
Double with private bathroom EUR 122.00 inc. breakfast
Triple with private bathroom EUR 150.00 3 single, 1 sofa bed. Inc breakfast
PLEASE NOTE The ISTITUTO MARIA SS BAMBINA is almost fully booked during 2023 and for much of 2024.
Please make a booking request well in advance to avoid disappointment.
No taxes apply to this property. All meals are available if required.
Checkin: 1.00 pm
Checkout: 9.00 am
Closest airport
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) 29 km
Closest train station
Metro Cipro - 1 km. Metro Ottaviano - 1 km
Children & families welcome
11.00 pm to 6.00 am
Services & Facilities
Daily Mass
Italian Mass 7.00 am (except Sunday)
Conference and Meeting Rooms
Air-conditioning in public areas
Yes, in summer only
Cots, cribs
Roof terrace
Dining room
1.00 pm. Must be arranged in advance
Evening meal
8.00 pm. Must be arranged in advance
Room Amenities
Toiletries including soap
Soap provided
Daily housekeeping
No. Towels and linen changed every 3 days
Yes. In summer only


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