Vatican City

Vatican City, officially Vatican City State, is an independent city-state enclaved within , . Established with the Lateran Treaty, it is distinct from, yet under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See.

Landmarks in the Area

Saint Peter's tomb is a site under that includes several graves and a structure said by Vatican authorities to have been built to memorialize the location of Saint Peter's grave. Photo: Dnalor 01, CC BY-SA 3.0 at.

Educational institution
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is a scientific academy of the , established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI, and thriving with the blessing of the Papacy ever since. Photo: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Casina Pio IV is a patrician villa in which is now home to the , the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of St. Photo: Sailko, CC BY 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The Sistine Chapel is a in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the pope, in . Photo: Maus-Trauden, GPL.

Localities in the Area

Balduina is an urban area that belongs to the Municipio XIX of the commune of , and to the fourteenth borough of the city. is situated 2 km northwest of Vatican City.

The Palatine Hill, which is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient… is situated 3 km southeast of Vatican City. Photo: Lil Herodotus, CC BY-SA 4.0.

San Lorenzo is an urban zone in , Italy. Administratively it was part of both Municipio II and Quarter VI Tiburtino. is situated 5 km east of Vatican City.

Garbatella is an urban zone of Rome. It belongs to the Municipio VIII of Rome comune, Italy, in the Ostiense quarter of Rome. is situated 5 km southeast of Vatican City. Photo: Torvindus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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