Meantime in Vatican City (While the Pope’s Away…)

Swiss Guard at Vatican City, the Pope's U.S. visit, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine
Swiss Guard at Vatican City

With Pope Francis gallivanting around the United States, we visited Vatican City, an independent city-state surrounded by Rome and HQ of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s home to the pope and a countless treasures of iconic art and architecture.

A visit to Rome is not complete without a visit to the pope’s hometown, Vatican City and particular the Vatican Museums. We engaged in a a self-guided tour but you can also take a gay-oriented tour of the Vatican by our friends at the gay tour operator Quiiky. They point out some of the most LGBT-oriented art hidden in plain site.

Here are a few photos from our trip.

WIth that, it’s time to get back to your TV (or via a livestream like this at CNNGo) and watch the Pope’s arrival in Washington, D.C and travels to NYC and Philadelpia.

Entrance to the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, the Pope's U.S. visit, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine
Entrance to the Sistine Chapel. No pictures allowed inside


Door detail at the Vatican, the Pope's U.S. visit, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine
Detail from a door at the Vatican

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Published by edsalvato

Educator, marketing, communications and travel safety expert; LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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