Other than the Vatican being a holy site in the Catholic religion, it is also an independent state surrounded by walls in the center of Rome. The smallest state in the world can be proud of carrying a few World Records: having the smallest national railway system in the world is one of those records: 300 meter long. We’ll find out other World Records as our tour progresses.
There is another reason to visit the Vatican: the Vatican museums are home to the most treasured works of art and of archaeological findings from all over the world, across all civilizations. There is no doubt that the Vatican Museums are considered the most important in the world, together with the Louvre Museum in Paris and a small number of other museums in the world.
We will start our tour with some ancient roman statues; statues that were found in archaeological digs all over the Roman Empire, and locally, in the city of Rome itself.
We will continue to the Renaissance period with wall paintings or amazingly beautiful frescos like the four huge rooms painted by the great artist Raphael. Let’s not miss the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the maps and the famous Sistine Chapel that was painted by another great artist who did not get along with Rafael, his contemporary artist; and that artist is Michelangelo. But this is not the end of our tour. After the museum we’ll enter the greatest church in the world: the Basilica of St Peter. We’ll end at the St Peter Square: one of the biggest and most important squares in Rome.
Another option: The Jewish view of the Vatican State