Vatican City (Città del Vaticano in Italian) is an impartial city state situated within the coronary heart of Rome, ruled by the Pope (Bishop of Rome). It’s the centre of authority over the Roman Catholic Church.
The Vatican is the smallest state in Europe. It has a complete space of 0,44 km² and inside its wall reside roughly 1000 people.
On this small state lives the Pope, within the Apostolic palace surrounded by lovely gardens. The palace is open to the general public, however guests need to e book upfront.
The Vatican City was declared independent from the rest of Italy on 11 February, 1929, with the signing of the Lateran Treaty between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini.
Prime attraction in Vatican City
Inside the Vatican there are quite a few attention-grabbing points of interest to go to, however the very best are the next: St. Peter’s Sq. (Piazza San Pietro), St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, the place the Sistine chapel is situated.