• Ceiling detail; Gallery of Maps; Musei Vaticani
    • Ceiling detail; Musei Vaticani
    • `The Nile', Musei Vaticani

    The 100-acre Vatican City, featuring St. Peter's Square and Basilica, is known primarily as the climactic setting for Dan Brown's Angels and Demons.  Just kidding; it's also home to many, many square feet of museums featuring exhibits from throughout the world, and also the intricate mosaics surrounding the dome of St. Peter's.

    • Closeup of mosaic in St. Peter's Basilica
    • Anubis statue with clear Greco-Roman influence; Musei Vaticani
          • View of St. Peter's Square from the Basilica
          • Light from the setting sun on St. Peter's Basilica
          • Detail; St. Peter's Basilica