More info: Vatican City is an independent State in the centre of Rome, Italy and is ruled by the Pope. It is the smallest state in Europe, both in population and expanse.
Within the Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures. The unique economy of Vatican City is supported financially by the sale of postage stamps and souvenirs, fees for admission to museums, and sales of publications.