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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Survivor guide: Vatican City

    When travelling abroad, it is important to have an awareness of the region you are visiting. Planning an itinerary, researching areas, is key to ensuring a safe journey and minimising the risk of accidents abroad.

    City breaks are an enlightening sojourn, transporting you not only into the centre of foreign countries, but into the heart of their culture, history and traditions too. It’s better to be safe than sorry, plan ahead and avoid having to make a claim for travel accident compensation.

    What is the Vatican City?

    The Vatican City is a walled enclave, set within the boundaries of Rome, Italy.

    With a population of only 842 and covering 110 acres, the Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognised independent state in the world by both population and area.

    The state is ruled by the Pope, and you can visit both of his main residencies at the Apostolic Palace or the Quirinal Palace.

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    Things to do and see at the Vatican City

    A must see for tourists is St. Peters Basilica. Built on top of an old 4th Century church, it was completed in 1626 after taking 150 years to construct. It is here you can lay eyes on three of Italy’s most admired masterpieces, Michelangelo’s Pieta and his Soaring Dome, as well as Bernini’s baldachin, which towers above the altar at 29 metres.

    Visiting the city’s Vatican Museums will also leave you awe-struck. Displayed along 7km of corridors and vast halls, you can set your eyes upon the magnificent Michelangelo painted Sistine Chapel as well as taking in a suite of frescoed rooms by Raphael.

    The Gardens of Vatican City, Castel St Angelo and the Vatican Necropolis offer up further impressive masterpieces to absorb within this particularly stunning setting.

    Were you injured while on holiday?

    If you have experienced a holiday-related accident and believe you are not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim the personal injury compensation for any injury or illness you sustained abroad.

    When you book your break through a UK holiday provider, the company has a legal obligation to ensure your safety during travel, while at your accommodation and on any recommended excursions. As such, if you suffer an injury or illness on holiday, this can mean the travel company is liable for the harm you have endured.

    On a no-win no-fee** basis, Accident Advice Helpline works on individual cases, providing a tailored service to ensure you receive the travel accident compensation you are entitled to.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information and to start the claims process.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.