Point of interest

Piazza San Pietro

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano

St. Peter's Square is the square in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. In the margins of the historical center of Rome, the Square is part of the Vatican City and is...

Park

Giardini Vaticani

Città del Vaticano, Città del Vaticano

The Vatican Gardens extend from south to north-west of the Vatican State and represents the resting place of the Pope from 1279 when, within the walls, were planted...

Historical building

Palazzo Apostolico

Via Sant'Anna, Città del Vaticano

The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Also note the plural, indicating the complex of buildings built between the twelfth and...

Historical building

Palazzo del Governatorato

Città del Vaticano, Città del Vaticano

The Governor's Palace of Vatican City is the headquarters of the Pontifical Commission of the State (legislative power). The Governor's Palace is located in the...

Religious building

Chiesa di Santo Stefano degli Abissini

Città del Vaticano, Città del Vaticano

The St. Stephen's Abyssinians is in the homonymous Largo, behind St. Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City. It belonged to a pre-existing monastery of the eighth century....

Religious building

Monastero Mater Ecclesiae

Via A. Canal, Città del Vaticano

The Mater Ecclesiae Monastery is located inside the Vatican Gardens, near the Fountain of the Eagle. The complex was built between 1992 and 1994 by Pope John Paul II,...

Religious building

Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri

Via Sant'Anna, Città del Vaticano

The St. Anne of the Grooms's Church is site in the Vatican City, near St. Anne Gate. The oval building, first of this kind in Roman architecture of the sixteenth...

Historical building

Casino di Pio IV

Città del Vaticano, Città del Vaticano

The Casino of Pius IV stands inside the Vatican Gardens and is home of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Built in 1558 by Pope Paul IV and designed by Pirro...

Library

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Via Pio X, Città del Vaticano

The Vatican Library is the library that the Holy See held at the Vatican, from the fifteenth century. It has one of the collections of ancient books and rare books of...