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An insider’s guide to Rome

An insider’s guide to Rome

There’s some information you can’t find in a guidebook. Our partner, Milestone Rome, aims to be a source of art and cultural information for those planning a trip to Rome

4th Nov 2016

The innovation of Brunelleschi’s Dome

The innovation of Brunelleschi’s Dome

The Duomo is the most iconic of Florence’s skyline. Learn of Brunelleschi's design, innovation, architectural mastermind, and the long task of finalizing this 100+ year long proje ...

14th Sep 2016

5 must-see paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

5 must-see paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

Learn about the impressive masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Da Vinci's Annunciation, just to name a few.

6th Sep 2016

10 things about the Sistine Chapel

10 things about the Sistine Chapel

Discover 10 interesting facts and myth busters regarding the Sistine Chapel, from how Michelangelo painted the ceiling, his feelings towards work, and the first depiction of God

29th Aug 2016

5 fantastic fountains in Rome

5 fantastic fountains in Rome

Rome is full of fountains, you will find spectacular ones in any random piazza. As temperatures soar during the summer, a dip in the fountain seems tempting, but try to resist

23rd Aug 2016

My experience of a Vatican Tour

My experience of a Vatican Tour

When I see the lines outside the Vatican Museums, I felt incredibly relieved to be part of a private tour, especially when most visitors had to endure a 2-4 hours wait outside

2nd Aug 2016

Why did Michelangelo choose Jonah on the Sistine Chapel ceiling?

Why did Michelangelo choose Jonah on the Sistine Chapel ceiling?

Jonah welcomes us. It is Jonah and the whale who suddenly come to greet us the moment we enter the chapel. But why did Michelangelo choose Jonah? The answer lies in his story

1st Aug 2016