Wide, empty avenue leading up to St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The buildings are floodlit.

Approaching Vatican City

© Copyright Ric Barratt Photography

This area of Rome is located in the middle of several major tourist sites, including The Vatican and the Castel Sant’Angelo. It is therefore very busy during the daytime. However, visiting this historic area before dawn, when this photo was taken, was a magical experience.

The road is called Via della Conciliazione and leads up to St Peter’s Basilica. The road is not centred on the dome of the Basilica, but is actually centred on the obelisk in the square.

Photo information

Rome, Italy

IS0 100, 35mm, f/11, 3sec



Related external links

The Holy See
Official website of the Holy See.

Wikipedia - Holy See
Wikipedia encyclopaedia page for the Holy See.

Wikipedia - Vatican City
Wikipedia encyclopaedia page for Vatican City.

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