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Vatican City, Vatican City
The Holy See
The Holy See - There's a lot to see at the Holy See. St Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square, Museums, the Vatican Gardens, the Sistine Chapel and even the Pope. All of it contained in just over 100 acres. In fact, Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world. Vatican City State is located near the center of Rome and is also the center of the Roman Catholic Church. The independent state was defined by the Lateran Treaty on February, 11 1929 and is now one of the most sacred places in Christendom. When visiting, a tour guide is highly recommended, but it is also nice to roam the grounds on your own and take it all in.
 
Vatican City, Vatican City
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica - St Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches ever built and stands on the site where the Apostle Peter was crucified and buried. The original church was built in 324 AD by Emperor Constantine and the one we see today was completed in 1615. This ornate and beautifully constructed church was a designed and constructed with the help of Michelangelo (the dome and Sistine Chapel). And almost everywhere you look are gorgeous statues including the Pieta, intricate designs and priceless artwork. Entrance to the Basilica is free, although a climb to the dome will cost you a few Euros. Just be sure to get there early, the line can get long.