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The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

There is an iconic dome that dominates the skyline of Rome, Italy – The Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica. It was designed by Michelangelo, but was only completed to the base when he died. It was later finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590. The cupola rises to a total height of 136.57 meters (448.1 ft) from the floor of …

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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Happy Birthday, Mom! St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance Catholic church located within Vatican City. It is one of the largest churches in the world. The basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services throughout …

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