Spotlight Thursday – St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Spotlight Thursday - St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first trip to Europe.  As part of my People to People trip, we spent one day exploring St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  We started off with a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.  We spent the afternoon learning history from one of the Vatican priests.

Vatican City is the world’s smallest country.  It was created as an agreement between Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and Pope Pius XI. St. Peter’s Basilica is the second Basilica that has been built.  The large dome of the basilica was designed by the artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo did many paintings and sculptures for the basilica.

The Vatican is home to one of the world’s largest collection of historical artifacts and documentation.  It houses items from ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt.  It has documentation from the earliest days of the Catholic church.

Enjoy this photo of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City?  Check me out on Instagram @MatDifference for more great photos.

Check out my other photos from Spotlight Thursday.

Spotlight Thursday - St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

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