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The Belvedere torso

The Belvedere Torso Sculpture Dimensions, History & Facts

Located within the wonderful Vatican Museums, the Belvedere Torso is definitely worth stopping at when visiting the Vatican City. The Belvedere Torso history is not 100% known, but it is thought that the torso sculpture has been in Rome since at least the 15th century. This headless, armless and legless statue has more impact than [...]

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Audience of the Pope statue resurrection

The Vatican Resurrection Statue Meaning & Details about Sculptor

If you are in the Vatican City, don’t forget to visit the Paul VI Audience hall. This building - which is actually part in Rome and part in the Vatican City - is home to the stunning Statue of the Resurrection. This is not your average traditional Vatican resurrection statue however. Read on to find [...]

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Is Vatican City a country

Is the Vatican City a Country? Independence, History & Facts

Is Vatican City a Country? The Vatican is a city state that is completely surrounded by Rome. In fact, it is the world’s smallest independent nation! Here, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the Vatican City government, it’s population and of course its history! Read on to find out more about this [...]

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St Peter's Square view

St Peter’s Square Rome Vatican Architecture, Fountains & Restaurants

The fabulous St Peter’s Square, Vatican City is something you must see when visiting Rome. It’s also a great free attraction, so being on a budget is no excuse not to visit! Read on to discover all about the history, obelisk, and architecture. CORONAVIRUS - Updates on the current situation St. Peter’s Basilica opens at [...]

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Michelangelo pieta

Michelangelo’s La Pieta: Meaning, Facts & Complete Analysis

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School of Athen's Painting by Raphael

School of Athens Painting Characters, Location & Details about Artist

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vatican necropolis

Vatican Necropolis: All you need to know to visit St Peter’s Tomb

During the mid-20th century, excavations under the Vatican City revealed an amazing find. A necropolis, dating back to the 3rd century! An old cemetery, one of many outside of the original city walls, was the resting place of many. St Peter was buried here after his martyrdom in ca. 64 AD. Despite laws protecting the [...]

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swiss guard vatican

Swiss Guard Vatican Facts & Secrets – Where to see them

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vatican library room

Dive into the Vatican Library Collection, Secrets and Apostolic Archives…

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hotels near the vatican city

Hotels near the Vatican City : Where to stay near the Holy See ?

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