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Vatican in the region of Vatican (general) with its 829 habitants is a town located in Vatican and is the capital of this country.

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Local time in Vatican is now 06:16 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Vatican " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Trieste, Tor di Quinto, Teramo, Sant'Onofrio, and San Paolo. When in this area, you might want to check out Trieste . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Vatican ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Lux in Arcana - official video

2:02 min by luxinarcana
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A preview of the official video for the exhibition-event Lux in Arcana -- The Vatican Secret Archives reveals itself Filmed inside the Vatican Secret Archives, it shows rooms and ..

The Vatican City

8:16 min by Richard Randall
Views: 63910 Rating: 4.46 A look around the Vatican City and the Vatican Museum. For all of my latest videos, please check-out and subscribe to my new YouTube channel: ..

Sistine Chapel - A Vatican Tour - Sixtinische Kapelle - Sixtijnse Kapel - Chapelle Sixtine - Sistina

5:58 min by KeyRomeVaticanTours
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The Sistine Chapel in all it's glory! A quiet moment, away from the crowds: Key Rome Cultural Associates and Marc Manser present - A Key Rome Special News Feature For more information on the show and ..

Benedict XVI blesses lambs for the feast S. Agnes

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In honor of the Feast of St. Agnes, the Holy Father blessed the lambs whose wool will be used for palliums that are bestowed to metropolitan archbishops on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29. ..

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Interesting facts about this location

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano or Basilica Papale di San Pietro is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world.

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Tags: Churches in Vatican City, Coronation church buildings, Domes, Patriarchal basilicas, Recipients of the Golden Rose, Religious buildings completed in 1626, Renaissance architecture in Rome, Roman Baroque, Roman Catholic churches in Rome, St. Peter's Basilica, Terminating vistas, Via Francigena, Visitor attractions in Vatican City

Chair of Saint Peter

The Chair of Saint Peter is a relic conserved in St. Peter's Basilica, enclosed in a sculpted gilt bronze casing that was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and executed between 1647–53. The name derives from the Latin cathedra meaning chair or throne, which is used to denote the chair or seat of a bishop. The cathedra in St. Peter's Basilica was once used by the popes. Inside the Chair is a wooden throne, which, according to tradition, was used by Saint Peter.

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Saint Peter's tomb

Saint Peter's tomb is a site under St. Peter's Basilica that includes several graves and a structure said by Vatican authorities to have been built to memorialize the location of St. Peter's grave. St. Peter's tomb is near the west end of a complex of mausoleums that date between about AD 130 and AD 300. The complex was partially torn down and filled with earth to provide a foundation for the building of the first St. Peter's Basilica during the reign of Constantine I in about AD 330.

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Pietà (Michelangelo)

This article is about the earliest and best-known Pietà by Michelangelo. For three related sculptures see the Florentine Pietà or The Deposition (Michelangelo), the Rondanini Pietà, and the Palestrina Pietà. Pietà 300px Artist Michelangelo Year 1498–1499 Type Marble Dimensions 174 cm × 195 cm (68.5 in × 76.8 in) Location St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

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Geography of Vatican City

The geography of Vatican City is unique due to the country's position as an urban, landlocked enclave of Rome, Italy. With an area of 0.17 sq mi, it is the world's smallest independent state. Outside the Vatican City, thirteen buildings in Rome and Castel Gandolfo (the pope's summer residence) enjoy extraterritorial rights. (One building, the Paul VI Audience Hall, straddles the border, but its Italian portion has extraterritorial rights.

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Historical Weather

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