Seeing Rome – and Other Cities – for Free

Rome, overflowing with art and architecture on its streets and in its churches, is one city in Europe that you can see on the cheap. As Ian Fisher notes in today’s article, “In the Eternal City, Priceless Art for No…

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Venice and the Islamic World

If you can’t make it to Italy this summer, try getting up to New York to see the Metropolitan Museum’s Venice and the Islamic World. This timely, well-curated exhibit looks at the melding of cultures in Venice from 828 to…

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 precious and recognizable Western art including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The Vatican recently raised prices to €13 (ca. $17) for a…