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What’s the difference between St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican?

To clear up any confusion we need to define some terminology:
  1. Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders. It is an independent country within Italy's confines, with its own leader (the Pope), currency (Vatican-issued euro), security force (the Swiss Guards), post office, etc.
  2. St. Peter's Basilica is the world's largest church, and is … Continue Reading ››

St Peter’s Basilica from Via Niccolò Piccolomini

This amazing view is from a residential street on the hill to the south-West of the Vatican, near Villa Doria Pamphili. It's about 15 minutes' walk from Baldo delgi Ubaldi Metro station (Linea A) or the same from San Pietro train station.
Via Niccolò Piccolomini

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Via Niccolò Piccolomini 41.890522, 12.441931