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    Thread: Can you get a stamp in your passport from Vatican City?

    1. Member ti.pilot's Avatar
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      01-04-2004 12:11 PM #1
      My wife and I will be going to Rome in Nov. and I am reading up on the towns we are going to visit. They day that Vatican City is a 100 arce country in Rome. So, when you go, do you get a stamp in your PP? If not, can you get a stamp?

      Buy the way, Im all about the stamps in the PP.

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      01-04-2004 07:07 PM #2
      I'd like to say yes, but I've been there three times and never heard about it. If it were offered, I would have done it.

      BTW, if you should find your way to the tiny independent republic of San Marino within Italy, you can pay a nominal fee and get your passport stamped there.

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    3. 01-05-2004 12:45 AM #3
      i went there and didn't see anything like that......but i did get a nice postcard of the pope.

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      01-05-2004 04:41 PM #4
      I grew up there and have never heard of that. Many people, though, send themselves postcards with Vatican postage. On a related note, if you're sending mail from Italy, common knowledge is that the Vatican's postal system is a lot faster than Italy's.

      The Vatican does have its own coinage, even for the Euro. So, if you're into that, go for it.


    5. 01-05-2004 09:31 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by DCdave »

      The Vatican does have its own coinage, even for the Euro. So, if you're into that, go for it.

      Really? I was there in November and they had signs all over the Vatican Post Office saying they do not have their own coinage. Guess they just wanted to sell stamps.


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      01-06-2004 11:26 AM #6
      Stamps, coins, same diff, right? Honestly, I've never seen a Vatican coin. That's led me to believe that Vatican coins are really just a collectible. Look at the bottom of page 8 to see what they're supposed to look like:
      http://www.ecb.int/pub/pdf/eurobren.pdf

      Here's a little story about the Vatican coins:
      http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WO...euros/


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      01-06-2004 10:28 PM #7
      I actually found a site that says that you could pass right through it and not even know. It also goes on to say that they dont issue stamps for your PP. Oh well. It would of been cool.

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      01-09-2004 04:47 PM #8
      I am planning to go in April and that sure what have been nice.

    9. 01-11-2004 10:49 PM #9
      Going to rome on our honeymoon...can't wait to use an ATM in Latin...dead language my ass!

    10. 01-12-2004 07:01 PM #10
      i have some pope coins from 1996 when i last went to europe, they existed then, dunno about now.

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      01-12-2004 07:26 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by FatSean »
      Going to rome on our honeymoon...can't wait to use an ATM in Latin...dead language my ass!

      You have a choice of languages at the ATM's in Europe. Not sure about Latin.
      Dominus Cashus Withdrawlus.

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      01-15-2004 03:54 PM #12
      The Vatican does issue their own coins, but since the volume of Euro-coins is based on the population of the issuing country. Hence, the Vatican is only allowed to mint a very small number of their coins. And these are all going to collectors. Your chances of picking up a set are much higher at your local coin dealer than in the Vatican. IIRC, the current going rate for a set is about 600€.

    13. 01-15-2004 08:07 PM #13
      ATMs arround here are English, Spanish, Portugeus and sometimes French. A TV show showed the ATM with 'Latin' as a language...I can't imagine any place other than the Vatican would have that!

    14. 01-20-2004 10:36 AM #14
      I've never heard of getting the passport stamped at the vatican. Everytime my passport was stamped at fumicino. And DCdave you lived in Italy? That's awesome I lived there too for 9 years in Abruzzi. Allora tu parli Italiano si?

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      01-20-2004 12:31 PM #15
      Sì, sono cresciuto a Roma fino a quando avevo 10 anni. Ci torno almeno una volta all'anno, ma oggigiorno ci vado più spesso. Infatti ne sono tornato due settimane fa.

    16. 01-20-2004 01:02 PM #16
      Avevo 10 anni pure quando ho lasciato Italia. Non sono stato posteriore, ma progetto andare indietro questa estate. Posso parlare fluente ma è scrittura che mi dare un po di probleme. Il mio nome è Timoti, esso è piacevole da venire a contatto di un vortexer dell'italiano del collega.

      Quando avete rinviato in Italia 2 settimane fa come era il tempo?


      Modified by inurb at 12:03 PM 1-20-2004


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      01-20-2004 01:56 PM #17
      Faceva piuttosto bello, temperatura media (5-10º C) e pocca pioggia.

    18. 01-20-2004 02:16 PM #18
      Sembra più piacevole di qui. Odio la neve e il tempo freddo.

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      01-21-2004 08:43 PM #19
      Mi chiamo Austin. Sono Americano. Sono Di Portland.

      One term of Italian! did I get it right?

      - Austin

    20. 01-21-2004 09:27 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by SpookyReverb »
      Mi chiamo Austin. Sono Americano. Sono Di Portland.

      One term of Italian! did I get it right?


      Perfetto!

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