• Posted:Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Travel Tip: Visit Vatican City

The world’s smallest state is also the home of the Catholic church as well as being one of Rome’s most popular attractions. However, for such a small state, Vatican City is home to some of the city’s most iconic attractions.

As you probably guessed you will indeed find the Vatican in Vatican City. The Vatican is the home to the Pope and it’s also where you will find the world famous Vatican Museum. If you want to access the Vatican Museum for free then make sure you plan your visit here around the last Sunday of every month as you can get free entry from 9am to 12.30pm.

You can get into St. Peter’s Basilica for free in Vatican City and this is one of the most popular and stunning churches in Rome. The interior of St. Peter’s is the largest of any Christian church in the world and once you get inside it will take your breath away. In front of the basilica you will find St. Peter’s Square which is one of Rome’s stunning piazzas. As you cross this busy square make your way down Via della Conciliazone to lead you out of Vatican City. And once you get to the end of this street you can turnaround to take in some great views of St. Peter’s Basilica.

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