How I visited the Vatican


Many people, not just the new converts to the Catholic faith, but regular visitors to Rome wonder how they can get a glimpse of the Vatican. The Vatican is a Vatican City state and is a complex maze of walls and guards that keep visitors away from the actual Holy Father. Even though I was not a Catholic when I was there, I have been to Rome several times and spent quite a bit of time around the Vatican City State. I am aware that visiting the Vatican is a privilege for the devout Catholic, but what I wanted to show my non-religious wife was how I visited the Vatican.

During my trip, I really liked the Vatican, and in particular the excursion around it, which I ordered on And thanks to the car rental service, where I took a car at a very good price throughout Europe, in addition to the Vatican, I explored a lot of different places, of which there are many in Rome.

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We were fortunate enough to be assigned by our hotel to stay right next to the Spanish Steps when we arrived in Rome. We took a train ride down to see the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world. After that, it was off to the Piazza del Popolo where the street that leads to the Grand Canal and St. Peter's Basilica are located. The Copacabana Palace is a nice place to walk around and take in the breathtaking view of St. Peter's Square. You can see all of Rome from this location.

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As we were walking through the Piazza del Popolo, we saw many people taking in the sights of the square. We were fascinated by the number of people who were enjoying their day enjoying the sun, sand, and sea breeze. A paparazzi was standing out on the corner giving curious onlookers a look at us as we took pictures of the scene below. It made me smile to see the Secretaries to the Pope that were carrying the latest paparazzi magazines and newspapers. I couldn't help smiling as I passed one of them.

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How I visited the Vatican is a priceless experience in itself, but I must also mention that my time in Rome under the roof of the Sistine Chapel was also extremely interesting. We had access to a balcony which overlooked the area where Christ is buried. There are panoramic pictures of this area in all of the Catholic churches.

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How I visited the Vatican was like taking a peep into a small world that few know or understand. Rome is quite unique in its way, and what they hold within is truly remarkable. I was able to learn so much about their culture and religious beliefs while I was there. While I was there, I also learned that these religious groups do not proselytize to visitors. This was an interesting piece of information.

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I am not a huge fan of the Catholic Church, but I can honestly say that seeing all of the aspects of their history was very interesting. I am certain that I will continue to visit Rome and the Vatican in the future. I had a great time while I was there and am sure that I will see many more places and things in the future. It's a wonderful experience, and something that I will always remember.