Vatican City in Rome
The Vatican, one of the most famous Rome landmarks and a popular tourist destination. The Vatican confirmed in 1929 that it is an independent state. Highlights include the many museums and exhibitions in church history. The Vatican City is approximately 44 hectares with the smallest independent state in the world. The central government consists of the Pope as head of state and government bodies.
The Vatican State extends to the right bank of the Tiber River on a slightly sloping site. In ancient times, the area was part of the Vatican Hill.
The museums are one of the Holy See and as Rome sights; they were created with data collected by the popes. It comes to Etruscan-Italic antiquities, early Christian and medieval art of the 3 to 14 Century, classical antiquity, Renaissance art 15 to 19 Century, contemporary art and ethnographic collections. The complex is still one of the largest museums in the world. Opening times: Monday to Saturday 08:30 to 18:00.
The Vatican Gardens comprise about half the territory of the Vatican City and Rome are sights and a nice destination. Extensive lawns cover in particular the flat part near the St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, but also maintained flowerbeds also can be found here. Visitors to the gardens fall in love quickly in their beauty. The nature, connected with the religious and historical circumstances, represents a unique experience for tourists in Rome.
Rome Attractions: Roman Forum
Today the Roman Forum offers many attractions.
Here was the centre of life of the city of Rome – the economy, the politics, and the religion. The Roman Forum included a prison, basilicas, numerous temples, podiums, but also the meeting hall of the Senate. A large part of the Roman forum was used for the different markets, for example in the vegetable market.
The Roman Forum symbolizes the fame and reputation of the city of Rome. The ruins still give the visitor the opportunity to get an insight into the early history and imagine how people lived.