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[5][6], The early Renaissance (14–15th century) took place in Florence, followed by a Roman Renaissance from the mid-15th to the mid-16th centuries. In 1471, Pope Sixtus IV commissioned the construction of a new chapel, the Sistine Chapel, which is one of the main attractions inside the Vatican Museums, with the pictorial decoration from artists like Sandro Botticelli and Pietro Perugino, that later on in 1508 Michelangelo Buonarroti repainted by orders of Pope Julius II. The interior and exterior decoration of St. Peter's Basilica started by Bernini in the 18th century. The renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica was in 1981–1999 which includes scrubbing layers of grayish grime, bring colors to St. Peter’s Basilica and repairing some parts of St. Peter’s Basilica. The above map represents the Vatican City, the world's smallest country. It has an area of approximately 49 hectares (121 acres)[a] and a population of about 825. Architecture in communion: Implementing the Second Vatican Council through liturgy and architecture. The new buildings such as post offices, banks and the reception of the pope in the 20th century mainly in the northeast, and southwest of the Vatican City. The architectures in Middle Ages are mainly located in the southeastern part of the Vatican such as St. Peter’s Basilica. The highest point here is at 250 ft (76 m) and the lowest point is at 63 ft (19 m). During the 20th century, the Vatican City began to restore some decades of buildings under the sponsorship of the rich. Vatican Bordering Countries: In the 19th century, there were no innovative architecture method and style. [22], The Vatican City shut down the Vatican library in 2007 and re-opened in 2010. Under Pope Pius VI (1775–99), considerable changes were made in the part of the fountain against the wall, and a garden was constructed in the Casina. The Vatican Gardens occupy most of the northeast of the Vatican City. Vatican City is the world's smallest country. Vatican City is an enclave in an urban area, and lacks the geographic features common to (much larger) countries: International organization membership of Vatican City [17] Hedonism takes up the most part it, and Catholicism subjects are also full of secular spirit. mv.vatican.va is the official website for the Vatican Museums.You can book early access, if you book tour, after visiting the Sistine Chapel you can go directly to St. Peter's Basilica.. St. Peter's Basilica is free, there is a security line. The above map can be downloaded, printed, and used for map pointing work. Palladio, A. Poupard, P., NOE, V., SILVAN, P., RAVASI, G., CARDINI, F., & TOSTI-CROCE, M. R. (1993). St. Peter's Basilica, completed in the 17th century, was just like a shell of the church. [15], In the 16th century, the feudal aristocracy increased its power, and the democratic power of the citizens weakened. The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to Vatican City: Vatican City – an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical[1] state, being the sovereign territory of the Holy See and ruled by the Bishop of Rome—the Pope, the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. [1] The Constantine's basilica is the predecessor of St. Peter's Basilica. From the overall layout of the Vatican City, it is different from the traditional “centralized” urban layout, which is represented in Florence under the Renaissance and also different from the balanced layout of modern cities. [24] From the overall layout of the Vatican City, it is different from the traditional “centralized” urban layout, which is represented in Florence under the Renaissance and also different from the balanced layout of modern cities. The reconstruction of the city during the Renaissance pursued solemn symmetry, and many ideal urban solutions emerged. The architectures such as St. Peter’s square in the 17th century are mainly in the southeast of the Vatican City.