The Vatican City
The Vatican City was recognized a sovereign state, within the city of Rome. The origin of the the name “Vatican” goes back to the Etruscans and it was the name of the hill, where the apostle Peter had once been buried.
Our tour shows you part of the vast Vatican Museums and features some antique statues such as the famous Laokoon and the Apollo of Belvedere – the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s masterpiece.
We then visit S. Peter’s Basilica the world’s biggest Christian Church – it can hold up to 60.000 people. The basilica is the burial site of S. Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to tradition was the first Bishop of Rome.
As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its time.
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