Vatican City is absolutely must see.  Make sure you aren't wearing shorts tho.  You are NOT allowed inside without long pants/dress.  The Swiss Guards will keep you out!

Vatican City is absolutely must see. Make sure you aren't wearing shorts tho. You are NOT allowed inside without long pants/dress. The Swiss Guards will keep you out!

La garde suisse est au service du Pape et veille sur le Vatican depuis plus de 500 ans. Rome Lazio

La garde suisse est au service du Pape et veille sur le Vatican depuis plus de 500 ans. Rome Lazio

The Swiss Guard standing guard at the entrance to the Vatican

The Swiss Guard standing guard at the entrance to the Vatican

In 1529, the 189 members of the Swiss Guard stood against 20,000 mercenaries to buy the Pope time to escape

In 1529, the 189 members of the Swiss Guard stood against 20,000 mercenaries to buy the Pope time to escape

The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consist of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 174 cm (5.7 ft) tall and without a beard. They celebrate their 503rd anniversary this year. New recruits are sworn in every year on May 6 to commemorate the day where 147 Swiss soldiers died defending the Pope during an attack on Rome in 1527.

The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consist of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 174 cm (5.7 ft) tall and without a beard. They celebrate their 503rd anniversary this year. New recruits are sworn in every year on May 6 to commemorate the day where 147 Swiss soldiers died defending the Pope during an attack on Rome in 1527.

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