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Photo of the Day: Mithras in the Vatican

Before Christianity became the dominant religion of Rome, many people worshipped Mithras, the pagan God depicted here. (more…)

4 years ago

Will the Vatican Museums Finally Limit the Number of Visitors?

The Vatican Museums welcome up to 25,000 visitors per day. Is it time for them to limit the crowds?

4 years ago

Visiting the Vatican and Rome During Easter

Springtime is a very popular time to visit Rome and the Vatican City. And for good reason. The weather is…

9 years ago

Getting Into the Vatican Museums

It's getting ever more difficult to get into the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani), home to some of the world's most…

12 years ago

Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one…

1 month ago

Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day. So How Long Did It Take?

Rome has been written about so many times that we've all seen variations on the cliché phrase "Rome wasn't built…

3 months ago

UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world. (more…)

4 months ago

Italian Cities and Regions

Before you plan your trip to Italy, take a moment to understand Italy's cities and regions. (more…)

4 months ago

April in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events

With spring in full swing, April starts to gets busy with outdoor events, parades, and festivals. Easter usually falls during…

4 months ago

Michelangelo in Rome: His Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Beyond

Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all…

5 months ago

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