Approaching Vatican City

Via della Conciliazione leading to St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Taken immediately before dawn.

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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.

Further reading

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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