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  • The BEST times to visit the Vatican

    A trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. For the uninitiated, the Vatican Museums is one of the largest and most sophisticated collections of art in the world. Any tour guide will tell you, “You could spend a month exploring the museums and still… Read More
  • Baroque geniuses you need to know about

    For the uninitiated, “baroque” refers to the art period following the Renaissance. After the Protestant Reformation, Catholics at the Council of Trent decided what art would be. The art that followed is the Baroque. As far as sculptors go, there are two in particular that you need to know: Gian… Read More

The BEST times to visit the Vatican

A trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. For the uninitiated, the Vatican Museums is one of the largest and most sophisticated collections of art in the world. Any tour guide will tell you, “You could spend a month exploring the museums and still… Read More

Baroque geniuses you need to know about

For the uninitiated, “baroque” refers to the art period following the Renaissance. After the Protestant Reformation, Catholics at the Council of Trent decided what art would be. The art that followed is the Baroque. As far as sculptors go, there are two in particular that you need to know: Gian… Read More

Public transportation in Rome: A crash course

Vacation is supposed to be relaxing. Achieving that well earned R&R is difficult in your first few days abroad, especially when you have to drop cash on a taxi every time you want to go somewhere. (Believe me––walking from the Colosseum to the Vatican will be more pain than it’s… Read More

The most Instagramable views in Rome

Rome is filled with Instagramable material. We’ve seen the Trevi Fountain posts and the people lined up on the wall by the Colosseum to get the best view. But, what if you’re dying to get that Rome skyline? We’ve got you covered. Our top five lookout spots are: Aventine… Read More

Your official guide to macarons in Paris

Paris provides all kinds of delicate joys unlike any other place in the world. Crepes, eclairs, and croissants galore, to name a few! Perhaps, above all, guests seek out the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth token of sweetness that is the macaron. So, as traveling begins to reopen for this glorious summer season,… Read More

Six MUST SEE statues when in Rome

Rome is filled with breathtaking and historical art pieces, top to bottom. But when you finally arrive on Roman soil, it might feel overwhelming. What museums, what churches, what piazzas and fountains are you supposed to see and when? Well, to quench your thirst for classical statues, we have compiled… Read More

Hidden spots in London you MUST visit

Adventures are always better when they’re spent in unique, one-of-a-kind spots that make for a truly unforgettable experience. When traveling to London, maybe the London Eye or Big Ben come to mind. Baker Street, Regent Street, Abbey Road, and all the other famous pop culture roads might also pique interests. Read More

New discoveries at Pompeii teach of ancient life

“The excavations [at Pompeii] which they’re doing now are the biggest in at least 50 years,” says British School of Rome Archaeology Officer Stephen Kay. Despite its initial discovery being as long ago as 1748, the ancient city of Pompeii is under constant excavation. Everyone knows the story of the… Read More

Necessary updates to the epic rebuilding of Notre-Dame

Since the detrimental fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral three years ago, concentrated effort has gone into preserving the stability of the twelfth century monument. People from all over the world donated an accumulated 1 billion euros for the project. Reconstruction began in September of last year. Photo taken during the… Read More

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Who were the six wives of Henry VIII? He became one of Britain’s most famous monarchs. Egotistical, paranoid and desperate for a male heir, he broke with the Catholic church, made himself the head of the English Church, killed his friends who wouldn’t support him or couldn’t give him what… Read More