The Vatican City – The Smallest Country in the World
Ever since Dan Brown’s protagonist Robert Langdon made his way into the Vatican Secret Archives in the bestselling book ‘Angels and Demons’, the place has caught the imagination of travellers to this tiny country. While St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum are open to the public, the Secret Archives remain resolutely closed. Containing documents, manuscripts and publications accumulated over 800 years and held in 85 kilometres of shelves, this library is out of bounds to most people, except some research scholars.
Also known as the Holy See is located in the very heart of Rome. It is the pulse of Catholic life. It attracts millions of pilgrims from all over the world, who come every year to gather in prayer and seek the blessing of the Pope.
The history of the Vatican City State is colorful, controversial and complex. The world’s smallest country at just 109 acres.
Places/ Things of Attraction: St Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums.
Literacy Rate: 100%, Language(s): Italian, Latin.
Sunrise Glow on St Peter’s Basilica (the Vatican), Pont St Angelo Bridge,
Tweety Vatican House
The Swiss Guard serves as the de facto military of Vatican City
5 most liked things to eat by Vaticans:
Cannoli is a dessert dish
Fettuccine Alfredo. Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish made from wide, flat noodles tossed with cheese and butter.
Chicken & Mushroom Risotto
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