Summer in Vatican City

Last week, I received a new travel catalog featuring many travels to some parts of the globe. Included in it a holiday package to Rome, Italy including   Vatican City. It’s been so long time since I last visited Rome and Vatican City.  It was quite a memorable trip but some days visit are not just enough to experience everything. I am planning to visit it again someday and I hope very  soon.

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View of St. Peter’s Square from atop St. Peter’s Basilica. Known in Italina as Piazza San Pietro, it is a massive plaza located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. You can find At the centre of the square a four-thousand-year-old Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1568.

I was quite scared when I and my friend climbed to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica. I am thankful that I conquered my fear of  closed space or Claustrophobia. I am not afraid if heights but for some reasons, I am not happy with closed small space. This was taken during our visit summer 2010.   

To give you an overview about Vatican City. Known as the Vatican City State, it is an independent landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. No need to question, it is the centre of the Roman Catholic Church. Many Catholics and even non-Catholics are wishing  to visit this city.  I believed I am so lucky to be there.


The name “Vatican” predates Christianity and comes from the Latin Mons Vaticanus, meaning Vatican Mount. The territory of Vatican City is part of the Mons Vaticanus, and of the adjacent former Vatican Fields. It is in this territory that St. Peter’s Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel, and museums were built, along with various other buildings.

Sights  to See:

Among the most famous sights to experience are the Swiss Guard,  the St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s square, The Vatican Museums and the nearby Castel Sant’Angelo and Palazzo di Giustizia (Palace of Justice).

If you have the enough time, climbed to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica to have a great view of the city.


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