Vatican City, often called the Holy See (in reality two distinct names dating from early Christianity) is the smallest internationally recognized state in the world by area and population. The city/state is located within the city of Rome in an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres) and a population of only 840.
The Vatican City was born in 1929 after the Lateran Treaty with Italy and ruled as a state by the Bishop of Rome – the Pope. Since then it has become one of the most sacred places in Christendom.
There are unique and priceless architectural masterpieces that make this place a very interesting and attractive tourist destination.