Thursday, June 14, 2012

St Peter's Square, Vatican City, Italy


Vatican City is one of the smallest city-state in the world which is surrounded by the walls around the city of Rome, ItalyIt has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres) with a population of over 800 only. Vatican City is ruled by the Bishop of Rome - the Pope.

Vatican City is listed as the top popular attractions and a must to visit while traveling in Rome, Italy. It is always crowded with the locals and tourists who travel all the way, just to visit St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum (Musei Vaticani), the Apostolic Palace and the Sistine Chapel.

Most of the tourists take this opportunity to send self-addressed postcard by using the Vatican postage stamps service. You can find out more information from the nearby gift stores, which are situated along the streets to the St. Peter's Square. 



Saint Peter Basilica was taken in the daytime in Vatican City in Rome, Italy
Saint Peter Basilica was taken in the daytime in Vatican City



The obelisk and Apostolic Palace at St Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
The obelisk and Apostolic Palace at St Peter's Square in Vatican City



Saint Peter's Square was taken from St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Saint Peter's Square was taken from St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City



The famous Swiss Guards in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy
The famous Swiss Guards in the Vatican City



Saint Peter's Square and the basilica were taken in the afternoon from The Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome, Italy
Saint Peter's Square and the basilica were taken in the afternoon from The Castel Sant' Angelo



Saint Peter's Basilica was taken in the late evening in Rome, Italy. There are many gift stores along this street which sell the stamps and provide the service to deliver your postcards to the Vatican Postal Stamp Service.
Saint Peter's Basilica was taken in the late evening in Rome, Italy. There are many gift stores along this street which sell the stamps and provide the service to deliver your postcards by using the Vatican Postal Stamp Service.


 
Saint Peter's Basilica and the obelisk were taken in the late evening in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Saint Peter's Basilica and the obelisk were taken in the late evening





St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica and the obelisk from Piazza Pio XII were taken at night in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy
St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica and the obelisk from Piazza Pio XII were taken at night in the Vatican City



St Peter's Basilica was taken in the late evening in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
St Peter's Basilica was taken in the late evening in Vatican City



St Peter's Basilica was taken at night from St Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
St Peter's Basilica was taken at night from St Peter's Square in Vatican City





The Apostolic Palace at the background was taken from St Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
The Apostolic Palace at the background was taken from St Peter's Square



On the opposite of The Apostolic Palace in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, Rome, Italy
On the opposite side of Apostolic Palace in St Peter's Square, Vatican City



A close up look at the St Peter's fountain with Apostolic Palace at the background in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
A close up look at the St Peter's fountain with Apostolic Palace at the background in Vatican City



A close up look at the St Peter's fountain on the opposite direction of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
A close up look at the St Peter's fountain on the opposite direction of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City



Saying goodbye to Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Saying goodbye to Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City



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