VATICAN TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Vatican City is an independent country, the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church; entirely surrounded by the city of Rome, in Italy, the Vatican is also the world's smallest country. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as well as Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling.

 

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  • Capital: Vatican City
  • Government: Theocracy/elective absolute monarchy
  • Currency: euro (EUR)
  • Area: 0.44 sq km
  • Population: 825 (2018)
  • Language: Latin (official) spoken: Italian
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (100% and official)
  • Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European or Italian plug)
 

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Temperate; Mild, Rainy Winters (September To May) With Hot, Dry Summers (May To September)

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