During UDM’s field trip to Rome, the students also had the opportunity to visit Vatican City and see the Vatican Museum. For those that don’t know the Vatican is a holy place that is essentially the base of Catholicism and the Catholic Religion. The Vatican is also home to the Pope (Currently Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio). Guarded by the Swiss Guard the Vatican is one of the most well protected and significant places of history in today’s Modern Era. Aside from its religious/historic significance the Vatican is also home to many of the world treasures, on display in the Vatican Museum are sculptures of ancient Roman/Greek Gods and Goddesses, along with significant murals by Raphael and Michaelangelo. One last fun fact is that the Vatican is actually a country and is the only country that is within another country.
Here are some pictures behind the trip to the Vatican City.