Vatican City: An explorable country for less than a Day

Vatican City: An explorable country for less than a Day

As we all may know, Vatican City is a city-state where you can spend not just one day but less than a day! Vatican City is considered the smallest country in the world that it only measures up to about 0.44 square kilometers. The reason behind this is that Back then, on September 20th, 1870, Italy took over 99.9% of the land in Vatican City, just like what was in their agreement, which made Vatican City such a compact size.

One of the most popular structures in Vatican City is the St. Peter's Basilica. During the 4th century AD, the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica was ordered to be constructed by Emperor Constantine. Constantine is the one who made Christianity the main religion of Rome and also happens to be the one who possibly built St. Peter’s Basilica. There are also various foundations Constantine made, including Constantinople, which is currently renamed Istanbul, the largest city in Europe.

Since Vatican City has been inhabited throughout antiquity, most Christians have a profoundly raised regard for its significant historical moments. Vatican City was well known in the first century as a necropolis, or cemetery and circus of Nero. Also, it is believed that the relationship between Vatican City and Christianity began when Jesus Christ was buried there in 64 AD. 

Since then, Vatican City, even with it being such a small country, still managed to accumulate a total of $5 billion net worth that they had received from all the tourists who took an interest in visiting its rich history of Christianity and bought the souvenirs, and paid for the admissions in each museum.