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History:

"The Vatican’s history as the seat of the Catholic Church began with the construction of a basilica over St. Peter’s grave in Rome in the 4th century A.D."

Fun Facts and Trivia:

"The Vatican City is the smallest country in the world with the smallest population. It measures 44 hectares ( 110 acres) and has a population of about 1000 people."

Customs and Culture:

"Do not give chrysanthemums as they are used at funerals. Do not give red flowers as they indicate secrecy. Do not give yellow flowers as they indicate jealousy."

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   Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations

Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days

What to Pack: "The absolute minimum required for both male and female's visiting the Vatican would be clothing covering both your knees and shoulders."

 

 

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Water Safety: Water is safe to drink

Currency: Vatican Euro Exchange Rate

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Vatican City

History:

"The unique economy of Vatican City is supported financially by the sale of postage stamps and tourist mementos, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications."

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