Vatican City: sacred heart of the Roman Catholic Church
Vatican City is located in the heart of Rome. Full of history and some of the most impressive works of art ever commissioned, you can spend days wandering through its hallways learning its secrets.
Where it’s all about
The Vatican has 2000 rooms filled with some of the greatest art collections in the world. Including the Sistine Chapel, which is filled with the genius of Michelangelo and needs no explanation. But the Vatican Museum is not just the Sistine Chapel.
It is a journey back in time with hundreds of thousands of unforgettable works. Each room is its own exhibit designed personally by the greatest Renaissance artists.
What to see, what to do
You must also go to Saint Peter’s Basilica, it will genuinely leave you awestruck. Its dome was designed by Michelangelo and its raw size will sweep you off your feet. Its filled with art, including Michelangelo's first sculpture, gorgeous marble, and classic Roman architecture.
It is amazing and it leads out into a beautiful plaza that would be worth the journey to the Vatican all by itself.
But it’s not only Michelangelo for we will discover the originality of another art genius, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Thanks to him you can drink in the awesomely impressive Baldachin Altar (in gold and bronze), and outside the splendid Colonnade in St. Peter’s Square.
Even the security within Vatican city is special. The city’s protected by the Pontifical Swiss Guard which is formed of 120 officers and soldiers wearing traditional blue-yellow-red uniforms. Catch a glimpse of the changing of the guards outside of St. Peter's Basilica.