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Blogs and Travel Tips

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Vatican Tours

Devotional Images of the Virgin Mary in Rome

A Madonnina may only seem like a little statue, but it could be a source of light during dark days, solace during bleak times, and hope when all things seem lost

2nd Jun 2016

Roman Forum - Rome Tours

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

A Roman Forum Tour is the perfect way to explore the ancient city, taking you not only through the Forum, but also through the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the House of Augustus

15th Apr 2016

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity, demons, and Hell in art have been a topic of debate. With great art comes great risk. The Sistine Chapel has had artistic masterpieces of controversy for centuries

7th Apr 2016

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Night Tour

The Ghosts of Rome

With Rome's violent history, you can go on a tour after dark and discover ghosts crossing the Tiber, lingering behind palazzo windows, and even harassing young men in Piazza Navona

29th Mar 2016

House of Augustus - Rome Tours

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

Learn about the home ruins of Octavian, known as Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, and Livia, mother of Tiberius, who become the next emperor of Rome.

17th Mar 2016

Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums - Vatican Tours

5 highlights of the Pinacoteca in the Vatican Museums

The Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums is home to an astonishing collection of painting with artworks of Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Perugino, Fra' Angelico and ohter great artists.

10th Mar 2016

Colosseum Underground - Colosseum Tour

Going underground at the Colosseum

How many times do you go through the Gate of Death in the Colosseum? For many gladiators, only once. Walking through on the arena floor and looking up is an awe-inspiring experience

29th Feb 2016