The Vatican is the world’s smallest state . Situated in the heart of Rome it is home and headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and is the residency of the Pope.

Two of the world’s most visited sites are situated here – St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.Within the Papal Palace is the Sistine Chapel

The Vatican became independent of Italy in 1929 .With an area of just 49 hectares (121 acres) it has a population of about 750 people including the Pope.


Read More