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Vatican City

Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

The Culture of Holy See (Vatican City State)

The Vatican is home to priceless art. The Renaissance was very much alive in Florence, Italy; however artists were commissioned by the clergy and even the pope himself to make masterpieces for the Church. Architects as well like Bernini contributed so much to the rich culture and design of the Vatican.

SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Vatican

Officially name: Stato della Città del Vaticano (State of the City of the Vatican)

Capital: Vatican City

Official language: Italian

Government: Ecclesiastical, sacerdotal-monarchical