Exploring Vatican City – Sunlight shines through the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. When Michelangelo was chief architect of the church, he conceptualized the dome. It was only completed to the base when he died, but it was later finished.
Exploring Vatican City – From the top of the majestic St. Peter's Basilica dome, visitors can enjoy the view of Saint Peter's Square. It towers 452 feet above the street.