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I visited the smallest country in the world.

Vatican City
Vatican City

What is the smallest country in the world? Holy See.

It is more commonly known as Vatican City. The city sits on 0.2 square miles and is one of the two countries' land-locked by Italy.

The other is the Republic of San Marino.

On a recent trip to Rome, my final stop was Vatican City.

Please leave a few hours for a visit as lines can stretch pretty long at the entrance.

Once through security, you are let into the courtyard. Here you can see the guards in their colorful uniforms and, if you're with a guide, they'll show the window the Pope stands and waves at service.

Hard at Work
Hard at Work

Venture inside to see St. Peters basilica. It is better done with a guide to explain the pictures in the dome stand for and other important information.

From the door, look back at the view of St.Peters Square and imagine yourself as one of the parishioners in service.

The Vatican also holds the Sistine Chapel, Sphere within a Sphere and, La Pieta. I have to confess, I didn't know much of the information I learned that day. Research and another visit would do well.

I made the mistake of visiting on my last day in Rome and I didn't see much and, now, I know better for the next time.

St. Peter's Square
St. Peter's Square

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