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The Vatican Museums

Inside the Vatican City is a collection of artwork largest in the world, put together by the popes over the course of many centuries, these are the Vatican Museums. Founded by Pope Julius II in the sixteenth century, the first sculpture of the museum can be traced back to five years ago when it was the statue of Laocoon as ...

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Rome Vatican Tour

Once you have decided to spend some time in Rome, you can’t really miss a tour in the smallest city-state in the world: the Vatican city. Located within the city of Rome, near Castel Sant Angelo (Mausoleum of Hadrian), the Vatican city was established in 1929 as an independent state. It is ruled by the Pope, who also has his ...

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Rome Guide: Castel Sant Angelo

The Castel Sant Angelo is a building situated on the right bank of the Tiber at a short distance to Vatican City, in Rome. It takes the name after the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who ordered the building of his mausoleum and the Pons Aelius (a bridge over the Tiber), some time between 135 AD and 139 AD. The tombs of Hadrian ...

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