Vatican City Food and Drink

The world’s smallest country doesn’t have its own cuisine to speak of, but before Italian unification, the Pope's land was much larger and there would likely have been a distinct cuisine to the area that surrounded the Vatican.

The historic district of Borgo Pio is a stone's throw from the ramparts of the Vatican City, and still has a local market, as well as many old, independent food shops. Given that it is such a beacon of the capital, the Vatican is also surrounded by numerous restaurants serving traditional Roman cuisine, which is one of the most colourful and diverse in Italy.

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