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"Vatican City" Vatican Tip by Polly74

Vatican, Rome: 123 reviews and 315 photos

  Vatican city at night
by Polly74

Since the Lateran Treaty of 1929, the Pope has reigned with full sovereignty over this tiny theocracy, but he must remain neutral in Roman and Italian politics. The nation preserves its independence by minting coins , running a separate postal system, and having its own mayor. The Vatican is protected by the Swiss Guards, the world's most photographed military men.Although priests, nuns, and other official visitors are allowed in all areas, tourists are only admitted to the Basilica and the stellar Vatican Museums.


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  • Written Apr 11, 2004
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