Vatican City- Stato della Città del Vaticano
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April 10th, 2007 – by: irmayu
It takes only about 45 minutes to make a complete trek around walls of Vatican City, but we spend 2 hours waiting in line to get tickets for Vatican Museums. Oh my god!! It was very long 2 hours. But.. it's worth every minute. The Sistine Chapel is only available thru a tour of the museums. Trough whole museum was sign "The Sistine Chapel- (arrow) just around the corner". I walk and walk for 2 or 3 hours trough museum, and i didn't reach it. I pass trough Gregorian etruscan museum, Classical Antiquities, Tapestries, Raphael's rooms, Belvedere Palace, Museo Sacro, .
As you know, Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world. The Vatican City State is situated on the Vatican hill, on the right bank of the Tiber River.The borders are represented by its walls. The term Vatican was used in ancient times to identify the marshy area on the right bank of the Tiber River, between the Milvio Bridge and the present Sixtus Bridge. During the monarchy and the republican age, the area was known as Ager Vaticanus.
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