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5 must-see paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

5 must-see paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery contains some of the most famous Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art in modern museums, such as the Birth of Venus, Annunciation, and Perseus 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

Ancient Roman Banquet

Banquets in Ancient Rome

Thanks to a variety of sources - archaeological remains, art, and even ancient cookbooks - we have a pretty good idea of what a Roman banquet would have looked like

22nd Jul 2016

Ruins of Pompeii

My Pompeii private tour

We were lucky to be on a private tour, we avoided the lengthy lines. We were able to enter directly and began walking along the cobbled streets past the temples of Venus and Apollo

13th Jul 2016