Tourist Travel Information about Vatican City
Although Vatican City is less than one square kilometer in size, more than 5 million tourists visit this city-state every year! Located entirely inside Italy, Vatican City is ruled by the Pope and is the “headquarters” of the Roman Catholic Church.
Some of the main attractions in Vatican City include visiting St. Peter’s Basilica; seeing Michaelangeo’s famous work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; walking through Saint Peter’s Square (and maybe even seeing the Pope!); enjoying the beauty of the Gardens of Vatican City; or going underground and seeing the tombs on a Scavi tour.
For most travelers, Vatican City can easily be seen in one day: it is located in the outskirts of Rome, Italy, which makes it easy to travel to. The local language is Italian, although English is also widely-spoken thanks to the country’s developed tourism infrastructure.