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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.
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Via Niccolò Piccolomini

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Via Niccolò Piccolomini 41.890522, 12.441931