In the heart of the Catholic Church aimed at followers of independent nations 'Vatican City' all over the world


Vatican CityThe、Italy is located in the northwestern part of the city of Rome the world's smallest independent State、Known as the head of the Catholic。The area of the country、0.44km ² next will be、Easy to understand and compare to look at Japan、USJ(Area of Universal Studios Japan:0... 39 km ²) a little bigger than、TDL(Area of Tokyo Disneyland:0... 51 km ²) slightly less than、Tokyo DomeIn a say equivalent to 10 around Tokyo Dome。In the land、Live Pope Vatican City Palace、Saint Peter's Cathedral、Is the Vatican museums.、Approximately one-third of the country is、Italy-style garden and the rose garden, and there is。And throughout the、UNESCOWorld Heritage siteHas been registered with。


Local guide guide me in Rome and the Vatican City it is、This beautiful Gabriella's。Gabriella's very Japan language spoken fluently.、This local guide who he is is amazing, you guys really Japan is good at.


From the Roman city、Upon arriving in Vatican City、Required by the Schengen Agreement passport、No immigration。Italy and Vatican CityBorderThat this is。Because they can freely go too、But the slightly anticlimactic、Foreign tourists take place、Piazza San Pietro、Saint Peter's Cathedral、With only around the Vatican Museum、It has become foreign civilians restricted area and other locations。


Straddle the border and enter the gate in front of the eyes、I spaciousPiazza San PietroAnd、Portico was built around the square and oval-shaped semi-circle filled with powerful feeling。17Century、By order of Pope Alexander VII、Jean Lorenzo BerniniBecome a Baroque square。Bernini、And with a huge oval square is too wide and 240 meters、284Columns symmetrically arranged and、Construction of semicircular colonnades。360The landscape looked up and rotated in ° C、It is a sight to see! A square building of the square on your right (back)、Apostolic livePalace of the Vatican。In the Pope's study and the living room is on the right side of the top floor rooms。When the Pope in Vatican City、Every Sunday at noon on the day of the week、Giving blessings to believers who gather in the square, right-to-from the window of the second figure represents the Pope。In this square、Capacity is approximately 300000 people。


In the portico at the top、There are 140 people overlooking the square to Saint statues。17-Works by artists of the 18th century at the height of the statue is 3.2 m。




Saint Peter's CathedralThe left front、With the key of heavenSt. Peter'sThe figure of the statue。Before this the opposite hand、St. Paul'sThe statue stands。Paul、Caught officials in Rome、Martyr, was beheaded by the sword。Build a picture that shows how the martyrs who were killed for、Have a great sword。Boasting the world's largest Christian Church Baroque building、The Basilica di San Pietro、Free admission for、If time permits, take a look at inside the church tour、Of Bernini's bronzeLuxuriously altarBronze decoration of theBishopric、And Michelangelo'sPietaAnd the statue、Take the blessing pose with your right handStatue of St. Peter、Become the center of the door of the Cathedral entrance 5The filarete doorSuch as the we recommend you to visit the point。However、The cupola observation deck overlooking the rooftops of Rome is、As the admission、Elevator with € 7 (Japan at about 980 yen)、Staircase € 5 (Japan at around 700 yen) requires。


16Century、Devised by Pope Julius II、Pope's Guard Corps of dignified is not to be missed! Experienced military service 19-year-old and 30-year-old single man uses will be Switzerland's more than 174 cm tall。Red、Blue、Gold Dial with vertical streak look wacky uniforms、MichelangeloIt is said was designed。Very cute uniforms like this clown、Switzerland guardsThe beautiful also fell in love with and it seems (laughs)


Are people born and raised in Vatican Vatican City said State and is not。People are gathered from all over the world Catholic clergy and officials 1000 undo。Become a national clergy to the Vatican, to my、Seems to be to return to the country nationals finished his term and return to the country of origin。


Piazza San PietroIn the middle (left in photo)、A hugeThe ObeliskAlthough South-West、This giant Obelisk is 0/38 to emperor Caligula I brought from Egypt、Height is 25.5 m.、Weighs a whopping 320 t and is a large and powerful。This central Obelisk near the、Known as the place by the Emperor Nero crucified upside-down St. Peter (San Pietro)。Pope is governing this country、After the death of the Pope、A high-ranked Cardinal (suukikyou) and is called clergyPapal conclaveThe elected a new Pope in the Papal election called。Just、On the flight home from Italy、In the film face to Vatican secret society conspiracyTom HanksStarring "Angels and demons"By watching、More feel the weight of the foot into the place in。2000More than years of history, Christianity、There is still a lot、By visiting the Vatican City、Only a little、Might be able to glimpse at its history。Everyone take a look at in your own eyes and discover。The next time、Is the introduction of an enormous Roman Colosseum.

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