Rome, the Eternal City, boasts more historical buildings and attractions per square kilometre, than most cities house in their entirety; one of the biggest attractions, or perhaps better to call it fascinations, of Rome is the sprawling Vatican City. Whether you are devoted catholic or curious skeptic, Vatican City holds a sense of magic and mystery that means it is high on the agenda for most visitors to Rome.
Officially an independent city-state, Vatican City, is so immense that you will need at least one day to visit all that the City holds. The Vatican Museums alone will take up one day; boasting one of the finest art collections in the world, the labyrinth of galleries and palaces which hold truly great treasures and religious antiquities lead you to the final and most impressive of them all – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
The project took up four years of Michelangelo’s time and seriously impaired his eyesight. He created nine panels in total in the chapel,with his masterpiece the Last Judgement being the final part of the collection.
It’s definitely worthwhile seeking out and booking a guided tour for Vatican City, there are several professional tour companies in Rome who organise Vatican Tours. There is so much to see that you could easily miss some of the most important attractions without one. GlobalCityBreak can help you to organise your Vatican City Tour whilst you are staying in Rome.
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