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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

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

4 Roman pasta dishes you must try

Every Italian region and city has its own recipes. In the capital, traditional Roman pasta dishes are popular with locals and tourists alike. Here are four of our top recommendations to try on your next visit: Carbonara Think you know Carbonara? If you haven’t been to Italy before, chances are… Read More

Everything you need to know about Saint Valentine

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day! The holiday of love is typically associated with buying chocolate hearts and cutesy stuffed animals even more than a true celebration of love itself, but how did it all come to be? The story of Saint Valentine begins in the most romantic… Read More


How to tip in Europe

If you are coming from America, especially for the first time, tipping in Europe can be difficult to understand. You’re used to tipping for almost all services at home and you might be expecting to do the same while visiting Europe. But, believe it or not, tipping works completely differently… Read More

The ultimate guide to celebrating Christmas in Rome

Christmas in Rome is celebrated from December 8th to January 6th. As you would expect, the celebrations center around the churches and particularly the Vatican. As an important time for the family, many businesses and attractions are closed or have reduced schedules, particularly on the public holidays: December 8th, December… Read More