Smallest Country in the World: A Guide to Vatican City

Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, is a city-state located within Italy’s capital, Rome. It is home to a population of under 1000 people, and is made up of an area only 44 hectares, making it the world’s smallest country by both area and population. The country serves as a home to Pope Francis, the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church; St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world; the Vatican Museums, the 6th most visited museum in the world; and many more Catholic cultural and religious sites. In this post, I will be guiding you throughout the tiny country, going through info on transportation, accommodation, and attractions in the Vatican.

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Palm Springs’ Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world, is one of Palm Springs’ most visited attractions. The tramcars, which host over 10 million visitors per year, allow visitors to get from the floor of the Coachella Valley to the peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains in just a ten minute ride. This ride ascends almost 2000 metres (6000 ft), and goes through five one of a kind life zones, from the Sonoran Desert to the Arctic Alpines. I was lucky enough to ride this tramway two times, once when I was much younger and again last year, when I last visited Palm Springs. In this post I am going to be pretty much giving you all the information you need to know before riding the tram, from the tram’s history to ticket prices for riding the tram.

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