Vatican CityWhere the pope keeps his hats.
The Vatican City is a small, independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy.
With an area of just over 44 hectares, and a population of just over 900, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. The Vatican City is a holy place for the Catholic Church, and the home of the Pope. It is also the site of many famous art and architectural treasures, including the Sistine Chapel.