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Vatican City State (Vatican) is the Holy See’s independent city state, an enclave within RomeItaly. With an area of 49 hectares (121 acres) and a population of about 825, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population. Within the Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter’s Basilica (map), the *Sistine Chapel (map), and the Vatican Museums (map). They feature some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures.

The largest numbers of pilgrims visit Vatican City at special moments in the liturgical year, such as Christmas or Easter, or during important periods such as the proclamation of a holy year or the funeral and election of a pope.

With 109 acres (44 hectares) within its walls, the Vatican is easily traveled by foot; however, most of this area is inaccessible to most tourists. The most popular areas open to tourists are the St. Peter’s Basilica and Square and the Vatican Museums.

Because of the dense crowds of dazzled tourists, St. Peter’s Square and the Sistine Chapel are favorite spots for pickpocketers, who clearly don’t buy into the whole ‘Purgatory’ thing, or else believe their sins will be forgiven. Keep an eye on your belongings throughout your trip to the Vatican—even tour guides occasionally get pickpocketed here.

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How to visit Vatican City – All you need to know to visit the smallest country in the world.

How to visit Vatican City – Are you looking to visit Vatican City but you don’t know how? Today we will tell you all you need to know about the smallest country in the world! The Vatican City is an independent country that was founded in 1929. The head of state is the Pope. It is located in Rome, on the west bank of the river Tiber.

It is also the smallest country in the world. In fact it is only 856m long (or 946yards) and 741meters wide or (781yards). In the video we will tell you How to visit Vatican City, what you need, what you can see, how to get there and more.

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