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Rome Vatican CityThe Vatican is much more than just a city, the Vatican is actually the world's smallest independent sovereign state, established by the Lateran Treaties in 1929.

Ruled by the Pope, Rome's Vatican City covers an area of just 108 acres / 43 hectares. Close to the right bank of the River Tiber, the Vatican City contains its own civil and judicial systems, post office, bank, newspaper, radio station, supermarket and even a Vatican railway station. Often referred to as the Holy See, some of the most popular attractions in Rome's Vatican City include St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Other popular tourist attractions within Rome's Vatican City the Sacred Grottoes, St. Mary Major, St. John in Lateran and St. Paul's Basilica, all of which contain a wealth of Rome history and many interesting displays.

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Castel Sant' Angelo


Domus Aurea

Forum (Foro Romano)

Mouth of Truth

Palazzo Farnese


Piazza Navona

Sistine Chapel

Spanish Steps

St. Peter's Basilica

Trevi Fountain

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Vatican Library

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Cerveteri (nearby)

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