Vatican

Last Updated: 12 November 2017
The Vatican City is surrounded by Rome and is home to the Pope. Covering only half a square kilometre, it is the smallest state in the world, but it houses some of the world’s greatest artworks. The Vatican is approached via Saint Peter’s Square, where the Pope says Mass on Sunday.

The architecture and artwork in the Vatican is extraordinary. Gaze upon Rafael’s dazzling frescoes. Take a leisurely morning walk through the museums that house classical sculptures, renaissance tapestries and paintings and Egyptian mummies. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is mesmerising.

Vatican

Michelangelo’s Pieta is awe-inspiring and the 187-meter St Peter’s Basilica is without comparison. Climb up into the Dome, which is considered Michelangelo’s greatest architectural work. From the top view the city of Rome beneath.

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