WHAT: Vatican City enclave in Rome. WHERE: Central Rome. WHY: Center of the Catholic world, history and art. WHEN: Any time of year, but the summer will draw a mass
of tourists. HOW: Within a long walk of Rome's Central Train Station.
Closer is St. Peter's metro station.
City (Holy See) is the world's smallest independent state.
This tiny state consists of 109 acres of land located around St.
Peter's Basilica, the legal boundaries of which were finalized in
the Treaty of the Lateran in 1929.
The Pope is the absolute monarch of this tiny state and rules over
the 200-plus inhabitants of his country. Approximately 800
more day workers live in and around Rome and commute to the Vatican
Around Vatican City
CHAPEL(Cappella Sistina) is a part of the Vatican Museums (Musei
Vaticani), which make up the world's largest museum complex.
PETER'S BASILICA(Basicilica di San Pietro) is the
magnificent heart of the Catholic Church, which lies on the burial
site of St. Peter.