It would be pitty not to write a few words about this interesting small country . . . Vatican City, in Italian offcially Stato della Cittá del Vaticano, is a city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within Rome, Italy. An area of approximately 44 hectares and a population of just over 800, make Vatican City the smallest independent state in the world by both area and population. Vatican is a sacerdotal-monarchical state ruled by the Bishop of Rome, Pope. Current Pope is Benedict XVI. As the Vatican City is also the location of the Pope's residence and almost all high-positioned Catholic clergymen of various national origins, it's often called the Holly See.
There are numerouos things to visit in Vatican City, such as the Vatican Gardens which account for more than half of this territory, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Library, St. Peter's Square (shown on the postcard above) etc. Vatican City really seems like an extraordinary country. Hopefully, I'll be able to visit it some day!