A couple of hours from Northern Italy’s capital Venice, is Vatican City, the planet’s smallest country. Although, both Italian cities portray a beautiful contrast with its string of Gothic palaces, red roofs, and renaissance architecture. While Venice is a grand islandish voyage from one canal to another. World’s smallest country, on the other hand, is a magnified version of Rome, except with distinct chapels and museums. From Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s frescoes to the famed Vatican Museum, this location is a glorified pride, designed to leave you spellbound. Here’s a rundown of the 3 best places to visit in this trove of iconic architecture.
1. Sistine Chapel
A trip to Sistine Chapel in the Vatican city opens doors to manier perceptions. From Frescoes redefining artistic skills to iconic architecture highlighting creative skills, Sistine Chapel is bound to leave you bewildered. Whether it be, the exemplary-art on the walls or the ceilings or the administrative authority, this chapel is the official residence of the Pope for a reason. Located right inside the Apostolic Palace, Sistine Chapel holds so much history. The history that’s presently accessible for € 27.
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2. St. Peter’s Basilica
Amongst all the Vatican City’s monumental landmarks, the one you must not miss is the 4th-century St. Peter Basilica, located on the Città del Vaticano road. This Italian church is a fascinating landmark as its papal enclave is the largest in the world. In addition, you get to visit the world’s most remarkable Renaissance architecture. Not just that, St. Peter Basilica is also listed as one of the holiest Catholic shrines in the world. This is where you will find the tomb of Saint Peter, Jesus’s chief Apostle.
3. Vatican Museum
The Musei Vaticani or the Vatican Museum is a 16th-century structure that summarizes the city in the best possible way. With 54 galleries on display, expect nothing but a Roman exhibition of over 70,000 masterpieces. Whether it be ceilings designed by Michelangelo, Raphael, or Stanze di Raffaello, or the renaissance architectural style, this museum is a delight for all art connoisseurs. Everything you see is a magnificent display of Roman grandeur. Perhaps why the museum is visited by over 6mn people annually. It is, in fact, the world’s 5th-most-visited art museum. For the world’s smallest country, Vatican City does indeed, hold the world’s largest treasure worth seeking.