Although the Vatican City is by far the smallest sovereign state in the world, it has much to offer. In case you didn’t know, the state is situated entirely within the city of Rome.
Most visitors come to Vatican City for their religious reasons, but the real beauty of this extraordinary destination lies in its architecture and rich history.
If you ever find yourself in Vatican, you must check out some of its most famed sights like St Peter’s Basilica, one of the greatest monuments to Catholicism ever created.
The Vatican Palace is also a must-see, since that is the building in which the Pope resides.
Don’t miss the lavish and legendary Sistine Chapel and make sure you look upward at the most famous ceiling around the globe. Michelangelo’s magnum opus, The Last Judgement, will definitely wave you back.
The Whole 9 Yards
If you are looking for a full-fledged Vatican experience, be sure you join the queues and follow the masses through the Vatican Museums so you can marvel the astonishing collection of paintings (think Raphael and Giotto) in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, where you can also stumble upon many an extraordinary Etruscan and Egyptian artifacts.
But the real full circle happens when you witness the Pope giving his blessing to a general audience from the window of his office.