Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ITALY ~Vatican city~

This card brings back such lovely memories on a school holiday.... A looooong time ago (when I was much younger) ...
A ten days trip by bus to Italy! We visited all the most famous sites in Rome and Venetia with as highlight the Saint Peter's basilica in Vatican city!
So this is one of the few cards from which I can say: I'VE BEEN THERE!! :):)

ITALIE ~Vatican city~
Originally uploaded by gerda_dager
The Basilica of Saint Peter is located within the Vatican city. St Peter's has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60.000 people. It occupies a "unique position" as one of the holiest sites and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom". Catholic tradition holds that Saint Peter's tomb is below the altar of the basilica. For that reason many Popes starting with the first ones, have been buried here. As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its age.

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