Vatican City Rome

The Vatican City is the heart of Christianity and is an independent sovereign state in the center of Rome

The Vatican City is the smallest State in the world, and what remains of temporal dominions of the Church, which were annexed to Italy at the end of 1800’s with the unification of the country. And this small state preserved a vast artistic and architectural heritage, collected by the Popes over the centuries

Visit the Vatican City during your stay in Rome

A visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important temple in Christendom, is a must

The sumptuousness of the interior is breathtaking: 45 altars, 11 chapels, around 10 thousand square meters of mosaics and the “Pietà” by Michelangelo. The tombs of several popes can be found under St. Peters Church.

St. Peter’s Square with its famous colonnade surrounded by 4 rows of 284 columns and 88 pilasters, which represents one of the most brilliant ideas of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. In the center of the square, there are two great fountains and an obelisk.

The façade of the Basilica which is made of travertine of Tivoli. It features a unique structure of Corinthian columns and frames a broad central portico with two arcades on either side (the one on the left leads to the City of the Vatican); above, nine balconies with windows and a canonical attic surmounted by the balustrade that supports thirteen statues. Five bronze doors lead inside. In the middle of the church dominate the magnificent “dome” by Michelangelo and the smaller domes of the Gregorian and Clementine chapels.

Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

And finally, we recommend you to visit to the Vatican Museums, housing the most important ancient art collection  in  the  world
Inside the Vatican Museums you can admire the Sistine Chapel, one of the highest masterpieces of art of all time: the Genesis and the Last Judgment by Michelangelo.
But the huge collection of the Vatican Museums goes from masterpieces of Greek, Roman and Egyptian art, the breathtaking Galleries of the Candelabra, the Tapestries and the Geographical Maps, and great works of Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Tiziano… The list is very long!


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St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City – A Brief History

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