Welcome to Vatican City!

St Peter’s Basilica. The Pope. Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican City is also known as the Holy See and it is the world’s smallest sovereign state. The Vatican mints its own euros, prints its own stamps, has its own license plates, issues passports, and has its own flag and anthem.

The grand dome of St Peter’s Basilica looks over Rome, it boasts some of Italy’s most revered artworks including Michelangelo’s famous Pieta. The basilica is built on the place where St Peter was buried and it is free to enter for all. Many of the most precious pieces of art are kept in the vast Vatican Museums right next to St Peter’s Basilica.

The Vatican Museums are home to the Sistine Chapel which is the highlight of your visit to the museums. You will never forget the first time you looked up to see the ceiling painted by young Michelangelo. And additionally, in the section entitled “The Creation of Adam,” figures representing God and Adam reach for each other with their arms outstretched.

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