About the Vatican

The four symbols of the Vatican

The St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Square and the Vatican Garden can be considered symbols of the Vatican, who immediately make you think of this tiny state within the city of Rome and that is the point of reference many Christians as well as the papal residence.

St. Peter's Basilica
The Basilica of St. Peter is the main papal basilica and is the largest church in the world. Its construction began in 1506, was completed in 1626, stands on a basilica existing and first works were entrusted to Bramante, over time, to Raphael, Michelangelo, to Bernini, who completed the work making it one of sights of Rome.

Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums preserve the most beautiful works in the world, belonging to the Popes over the centuries. Sculptures, marble statues, frescoes decorating the beautiful rooms and objects of the highest quality are stored in one of the most beautiful museums in the world. The most beautiful part is the Sistine Chapel with its time and the most famous painting in the world: The Last Judgement by Michelangelo, work realized in 1500 it.

St. Peter’s Squares
St. Peter’s Squares marks the boundaries of the Vatican and is the symbol for all Catholics in the world who each week flock to the square to see the Pope. The square is divided into three parts: the facade of the church, Bernini's colonnade and the obelisk at its center position, characterized by many prospective adjustments to make all the architectural elements present in harmony with each other.

Vatican Garden
The Vatican Gardens are immersed in the Vatican and in his many hectares preserved many varieties of plants from around the world and many works of art: temples, statues, fountains designed to decorate the place chosen by all the popes in history for rest and reflection.