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Vatican City, The Vatican - Museums, Chapels, Basilicas, and Nuns!
August 23rd 2011
Angela and I stood in the middle of the Vatican’s humongous square marvelling at St Peter’s Basilica (the largest Catholic church in the world), as well as the beautiful columns of the Colonnades that circled it. Above the columns were carvings of saints and to the right of the church was the Apostolic Palace, where the Pope often gave his Sunday blessings. In the middle of the square was a ta ... read more
Europe » Vatican City
Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the pope's holdings were further c... ... read more
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