Heart of the City
Established in the 1929, The Vatican City is the seat of the Pope of the Catholic Church and is the smallest (but one of the most powerful) independent states in the world. It houses St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the four Papal Basilicas of Rome and arguably the most famous church today. The round space in front of the church is Saint Peter’s Square, where pilgrims congregate when the Pope conducts papal mass.
The climb up the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica may not be the easiest climb, but your reward is one of the best classical skyline in all of Rome.