Articles on: Classic sights

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 ››