Vatican

Let’s try to gain an insight into Vatican City. I did not intend to make my Website like Wikipedia or a site of amazing facts but still it’s useful to have some information.

Vatican City is the smallest state in the world. To be more exact it’s not a state. You do not need a visa to enter it. When you say that you are going to walk around Vatican it sounds as something unclear and indistinct. There are very few sites open for all tourists. They are the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.

Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican City

Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican City

As for other sites of Vatican City you cannot visit them or you must have special permission as a member of some special touristic group. You must take a guided tour and with pre-booked tickets to visit even the Vatican Gardens, let alone other more hidden parts of the Vatican City.

Vatican City is actually a rather active country. It has diplomatic relations with 177 countries of the world. Vatican City gained its status in 1920 in exchange for numerous lands being under the ownership of the Pope. Vatican City is a very rich country too though the population does not exceed 1 thousand people and the area is less than 1 thousand sq.km. the greater part of which is the famous St. Peter’s Square.

We started our day in Vatican with visiting the Vatican Museums.