Officially Vatican City State represents home for the pope, the head of Catholic church. This independent city-state, which is located within Rome, is spreading on only 44 hectares. Hosting numerous cultural and religious sites, among which Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museum are by far most popular and visited. Free public access without a passport check is enabled, but make sure to follow a dress-code if entering any of the religious or cultural sites. If you are eager to see an official residence of the pope - Sistine chapel and witness the extraordinary piece of art like The Last Judgment by Michelangelo, you'll understand the sentence of Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.