If you are visiting Rome, you cannot afford to miss visiting Vatican City, the world's smallest country and home to the Pope. Here you will find the most important church in Christendom, Saint Peter's Basilica, as well as some of the world's most significant artistic treasures, including the Sistine Chapel. Click on the links to find out more about each attraction.
The mother church of Catholicism, Saint Peter's Basilica is the largest church in the world, a trove of art, and the resting place of many former popes.
This grand piazza unfolds at the end of Rome's Via della Conciliazione. It was designed by Roman artist Gianlorenzo Bernini.
These museums include some of the most famous pieces of art in the world, including works by Raphael and Michelangelo, and well as art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.
With ceiling and altar painted by Michelangelo and walls frescoes painted by other Renaissance greats, the Sistine Chapel is the highlight of a visit to the Vatican Museums and one of the world's most important artistic treasures.
Learn more about the tours that you can book in order to visit the Vatican Museums gardens, the scavi (archeological ruins), and other areas of the Vatican City.