The Vatican is the world’s smallest state. It sits on a hill on the banks of the River Tiber, watchfully overlooking Rome. The Vatican has a population of around 900, an area of 110 acres (you could fit 8 Vatican Cities into New York’s Central Park). It has no official currency, and its economy is entirely funded by private donations, museum admission and the sales of souvenirs and stamps. However, it does contain some of the most famous architecture and paintings. From holy relics to the legendary Michelangelo frescoes of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vatican tours are the only way to ensure you see it all.
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The Vatican Museums house some of the most exceptional artworks known to man. A whole 7 km of art if lined up! Of the 70,000 items in the collection, “only” 20,000 are currently on display.
To guarantee you see the most notable, and to discover the secrets of the Sistine Chapel, definitely book one of the Vatican City guided tours. Wander around the priceless paintings and learn how to “read” the Renaissance art and architecture. Skip ahead of the crowds and don’t waste any time in queues!