The Vatican is the world's smallest independent country. It is also home the the site where St. Peter was martyred upside down on a cross and St. Peter's basilica, the largest and most beautiful church in the world, contains St. Peter's tomb.
The second largest museum in the world, we walked over 5km's through the Vatican's collection of incredible 2000, 4000 and 6000 year old artifacts. Chariots from before Christ, nails used to crucify, bible fragments from the time of Christ (consistent with what our bibles have in them today), maps from antiquity and sculptures by Michelangelo, Raphael and all the greats.
It was exciting to compare the renaissance artwork at the Vatican to that of the London Museum.
To get to walk the very steps of the first Christ-followers has been exhilarating. We have also been working on our Italian while in the taxi - free lessons!
Gloria di Christo