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Italy – Visit to St Peter’s Basilica and St Peter’s Square in the Vatican

The Vatican and its Basilica of St. Peter represent Christianity and the Catholic Church in the world. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world flock to this unique holy place. A simple fence today represents the border between these two states which, over the centuries, have been at war many times. Anyone can go from one side to the other as they please. There are no searches and few guards watching the comings and goings of tourists. And if there are, they sit quietly in a chair watching the endless flow of people and waiting for their day to end. Entering St. Peter's Square from the Vatican is a breeze. Only the horde of street vendors and Indian guides remain wisely on the Italian side, as if deterred by some invisible force. In the square, the queue…

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