Vatican City – How do you get popes into a Volkswagen? . . . . Take off their hats!

246872_10100270441555331_280683_nVatican City is the smallest country in the world at 0.44 km2.  It’s also known as the “Holy See”, and is a unique collection of artistic and architectural masterpieces. It’s packed with more history and artwork than most cities in the world. At its centre is St Peter’s Basilica, bordered by palaces and gardens. The basilica is the largest religious building in the world.

We waited in a very long lineup wrapping around several streets before gaining access into the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After a long day of exploring Vatican City, we ended the day with some free time. Taking off into the city, we absorbed the atmosphere as vespas flashed past timeworn monuments surrounded by fountains, pizzerias, cafés and bars. We lived the local lifestyle by indulging in a long lunch on a paved piazza and knocking back shots of espresso at the bar, like the Romans do.

4 thoughts on “Vatican City – How do you get popes into a Volkswagen? . . . . Take off their hats!

  1. Italy is my favourite travel destination. I just love everything, from the architecture to the food.
    Last year I was in Bergamo – Verona – Treviso – Venezia. The year before I made the most delicious trip, from Roma to Napoles, and then Herculano, Pompei, Sorrento, Capri and the lovely Positano…
    I’m starting a travel blog (, but, for now it’s writen in Portuguese only… but photography is a universal language, so if you want to take a look, please feel free to do it…
    I will visit the rest of your blog, with great pleasure…

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