About Vatican City
Vatican City is popular as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a city state which is surrounded by Rome, Italy. It is also the home to the Pope. The Vatican Museums have sculptures and art reflecting Roman architecture and culture. One of the famous Roman sculpture is Laocoon and His Sons. The museum houses the Michelangelo’s ceiling. Citizenship in this place is not based on birth but it is based on residing here. Luxury holiday package to Vatican City can be an interesting one which will full of rich cultural information.
Weather and climate
Spring is the best time of the year and also the ideal time to visit the place. June to August is the hottest months of the year and August is also the driest one. October and November are the wet months in the place. November to February is winter months. People can visit the place and carry clothing as per the season.
What to eat
Pasta, Polenta, and Risotto dishes are the most popular in the city. This means that Italian cuisine is the most popular here. Tourists can also indulge in treating their taste buds with other cuisines. Eating is not allowed in St. Peter’s Basilica. This prohibition is not limited to St. Peter’s Square.
St. Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance Church. It attracts worshippers and also houses the popular Michelangelo Ceiling. It can house 60,000 people in the Church. The architects involved in the construction of the Church are Michelangelo, Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bemini, and few others. Avail Honeymoon tour package to Vatican City to witness the mystical place.
Vatican Museums are located within the boundary of the City and houses Christian art museums. Roman sculptures are on display which has been collected by several Popes over the years. Some of the masterpieces of the Renaissance period are also found here.
Sistine Chapel is located in Apostolic Palace. It is a chapel which is also the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Between 1477 and 1480, it was restored by Pope Sixtus IV and this is how the Chapel takes its name.
Castel Sant’Angelo is the Mausoleum of Hadrian. It is a tower cylindrical building located in Parco Adriano, Rome in Italy. It was initially build for the Roman Emperor and his family. Later it was used by the Popes as a castle and a fortress.
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