Swiss Guard at the Vatican (technically not Italy, The Vatican is a separate country). The Swiss Guards are very handsome!

Swiss Guard at the Vatican (technically not Italy, The Vatican is a separate country). The Swiss Guards are very handsome!

Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.

Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.

The Pope's Private Army – 10 Cool Facts About The Vatican's Swiss ...

The Pope's Private Army – 10 Cool Facts About The Vatican's Swiss ...

The Papal Swiss Guard: a police force like no other in the world.  If you're in Rome you'll be sure to see them.  Here's what they do, where they come from and where the best places for a good photo-call are.

The Swiss Guard at the Vatican City, Rome - where to see them and who they are.

The Papal Swiss Guard: a police force like no other in the world. If you're in Rome you'll be sure to see them. Here's what they do, where they come from and where the best places for a good photo-call are.

"The tailors of the Swiss Guard uniforms work inside the Pontifical barracks and tailor-make the uniform for each guardsman individually. The uniform weighs 8 pounds, and may be the heaviest uniform in use by any standing army today. The Renaissance style makes them one of the most complicated to construct. A single uniform requires 154 pieces and takes nearly 32 hours and 3 fittings to complete.

"The tailors of the Swiss Guard uniforms work inside the Pontifical barracks and tailor-make the uniform for each guardsman individually. The uniform weighs 8 pounds, and may be the heaviest uniform in use by any standing army today. The Renaissance style makes them one of the most complicated to construct. A single uniform requires 154 pieces and takes nearly 32 hours and 3 fittings to complete.

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

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