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Report underlines unique appeal of Vatican State

Report underlines unique appeal of Vatican State
1 Apr 2014

France remains the world’s most visited country, according to a new report by the UN, which found that the nation welcomed more than 83 million international tourist arrivals in 2012.

But in terms of the number of visitors as compared to the number of full-time residents, there is one popular tourist destination that stands head and shoulders above the others: the Vatican City.

This is, in part, mitigated by the fact that this is the world’s smallest state and the home of the Catholic Church.

This unique attraction means that people travel from all over the world to visit the Vatican, including millions who are not Catholics.

Last year, for example, the Vatican Museums welcomed nearly five-and-a-half million visitors, which goes to underline the popularity of the state.

And there is also the added advantage of being within easy reach of many of the best landmarks in Rome, one of the world’s most historic and popular cities.ADNFCR-408-ID-801708892-ADNFCR

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