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Travelers seen here at the Vatican Museum's double (Credit: Dominic Bonuccelli Photo/)

Travelers seen here at the Vatican Museum's double spiral staircase in Rome.

Vatican in a Day

A whirlwind tour of the Vatican.

A group of tourists converges in front of
(Credit: StPetersCathedral.org)

A group of tourists converges in front of the altar at St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.

Vatican City, Italy -- Stock photo of the
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Vatican City, Italy -- Stock photo of the interior of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, Italy. (2008)

The galleries of the Vatican Museums showcase both
(Credit: MCT/Jane Wooldridge)

The galleries of the Vatican Museums showcase both modern works, such as Arnaldo Pomodoro's Sphere with Sphere, and classical antiquities.

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Travelers seen here at the Vatican Museum's double
(Credit: Dominic Bonuccelli Photo/)

Travelers seen here at the Vatican Museum's double spiral staircase in Rome.

Between visiting St. Peter's Square and the vaunted
(Credit: MCT/Jane Wooldridge)

Between visiting St. Peter's Square and the vaunted galleries of the Vatican Museums, pictured here, Vatican visitors need to allot a full day.

Part of the artwork of Michelangelo that adorns
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Part of the artwork of Michelangelo that adorns the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, Italy.

Exterior shot of St. Peter's Basilica seen here
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Exterior shot of St. Peter's Basilica seen here from St. Peter's Square in Rome, Italy.

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