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Panorama Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Gardens of Vatican City

Rome, Italy

 

The Vatican Gardens (Italian: Giardini Vaticani) in Vatican City, are private urban gardens and parks which cover more than half of the country, located in the west of the territory and owned by the Pope. There are some buildings, such as Radio Vatican and the Governor's Palace, within the gardens.

 

The gardens cover approximately 23 hectares which is most of the Vatican Hill. The gardens and parks were established during the Renaissance and Baroque era and are decorated with fountains and sculptures.

 

The gardens also enshrine 16 Marian images venerated worldwide at the designation of the Roman Pontiff, who is the owner of the gardens.

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Taken on November 17, 2018