Catholic World News News Feature
Vatican city-state launches web site with virtual tour July 18, 2007
The Vatican city-state now has its own web site, to compliment the busy site maintained by the Holy See.
The new web site-- www.vaticanstate.va-- provides general information about the history, structure, and government of Vatican City, and links to some of the departments of greatest interest to visitors, including the Vatican library, publishing house, and stamp office. The site also provides links to the Vatican Museums and the media sites operated by the Holy See.
The new site makes an impressive collection of photos available online, allowing web visitors to take a virtual tour of the Vatican gardens, the Vatican Museums, and even the collection of automobiles donated to the Popes. There are several webcams, updated constantly, giving viewers different views of St. Peter's Square, the palace of the Vatican City governorate, the Vatican basilica, and the tomb of Pope John Paul II.
The web site is the result of collaboration between the governatorate of Vatican City State and Telecom Italia.