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Vatican City

A Cultural Guide for the Traveler

Vatican City, A Cultural Guide for the Traveler

This cultural guide for the traveler has information about the present day culture of Vatican City & the Catholic Church. Do you want to learn more about the history of the Catholic Church, the Papal States, and Vatican City? Do you want to learn how to behave or dress in Vatican City? Perhaps you only want to see Vatican City's famous tourist sites. Whatever your goal is, this cultural guide is for you.

This cultural guide for the traveler is great for travelers who want to learn more about the local culture and religion of Vatican City, while also gaining insight into the church's history & top sites. This guide is for the culturally-curious traveler who wants to better understand the small country; it's great for tourists who want to do more than just see the highlights.

Contents

Introduction: Country overview, basic information, name origins, & flag symbolism
The Land: Geography, weather, & wildlife
History: A brief history of both Vatican City and the Catholic Church, plus a list of popes throughout history
Culture & Identity: The local way of life, language, ethnicity, dress, behavior, entertainment, & identity
The Catholic Church & Holy See: Doctrines of the faith, sacraments, symbolism, saints, the Catholic mass, hierarchy, and more
Top Sights & Destinations: St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Gardens, St. Peter's Grottoes and Necropolis, and the Vatican's Extraterritorial Properties
Logistics: Visa requirements, health and safety, foreign embassies, money and expenses, communication, transportation, services, and accommodations
Also Includes... Pre-departure checklist, sample packing list, maps of all the highlights, & more!

Publication Information

Release Date: February, 2014
Publisher: Safari the Globe (Wisconsin, U.S.A.)
Digital Size: 5.1 MB (Kindle); 3 MB (Nook)

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