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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

Artist of the month: Bernini and his artworks in Rome

Artist of the month: Bernini and his artworks in Rome

Bernini was one of the greatest artists and architects of the Baroque. It’s impossible to visit Rome without crossing his work, but most notable for his work at the Vatican.

28th Jun 2016

Exhibitions in Rome

July exhibitions in Rome

After you’ve been on one of our Rome tours, make the most of your stay by visiting the Vatican, Capitoline Museums, and some excellent temporary exhibitions at museums and galleri ...

6th Jul 2016

10 unusual places to visit in Rome

10 unusual places to visit in Rome

Rome is full of surprises. Even exploring a neighbourhood you think you know well, you’re bound to stumble across an unusual church, museum, or a monument you’ve never seen ...

16th Jun 2016