As a Chinese with 9.6 million square kilometers of land, a small country of only 0.4 square kilometers is unimaginable, but such a small country really exists, he is the world's smallest state of the Vatican, the land area and China's rural primary school almost.
The Vatican is located in the centre of the Italian city of Rome, strictly speaking, the Vatican is a country of China.China must refer to the landlocked country in which the territory of the State is completely surrounded by the territory of another State (not in the siege of two or more than two countries, and with no coastline).Of course, the Vatican is not the only country in the world, China, there are three other countries in China, one of which is still in Italy, do you know which country?
According to incomplete statistics, the Vatican population of about 1400 people, which has a permanent population of only 540 people, and mainly Italians.But from the outside, you can't tell the difference between Italian and Vatican people.The only thing that can be distinguished is their identity card.Of course, these Vatican people, most of the time they also live in Rome.
It is well known that the Vatican is a church-and-state country, with the pope as the highest head, with legislative, judicial and executive powers.The Pope calls himself "the Living representative of Christ".The pope is elected by a 2/3 majority of the members of the Red Bishop's office for a lifetime.The Vatican now has more than 100 countries and regions that have "Saints", "Representatives of St." or "Pontifical representatives".
Although the Vatican population is not much, the number of visitors to visit each day is 100,000 to hundreds of thousands of, close to the Vatican's own population of a hundredfold.Basically, travel to Rome, Italy, the Vatican is a must, access to the Vatican without any visa and entry formalities, there is no inspection measures, very convenient.
Vatican attractions include Saint Peter Square, St. Peter's Cathedral and papal palace.Basically half a day can be all over the tour.
There is no need to check into the Vatican, but access to St. Peter's Cathedral requires strict security, and often requires long queues to sit in the heart for 1-2 hours or longer.Especially in the summer, the heat is very, to do a good job of sunscreen preparation.
Many Italian Renaissance architects and artists Donato Bura Mont, Raphael, Michelangelo and Little Antonio Dar Sangaro were all involved in the design of St. Peter's Cathedral.The designer of St. Lu Square is Bernini.In the Tang Dynasty, there were murals and carvings of many European Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael.
If this is the only trip, a half hour visit to St. Peter's Cathedral is enough.The interior can be photographed, but can not open the flash, not loud noise.
It is said that the church has a place to go up to the top of the church overlooking the whole Saint Peter Square, unfortunately did not find a location.
As a famous Renaissance building, the historical and artistic value of the Vatican architecture is immeasurable.Therefore, the protection of cultural relics, civilized tour, everyone is responsible.