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Visiting the Vatican, St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, Rome
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Visiting the Vatican, St Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel, Rome

The independent state of Vatican City is essentially the smallest country in the world. Within the state borders you can find some of the most beautiful architecture, including St Peter's square and St Peter's basilica, ancient history, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, and some of the most famous artworks ever known including the Sistine Chapel and Rapha[...]

A Guide to Visiting the Colosseum, Rome
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A Guide to Visiting the Colosseum, Rome

Visiting the Colosseum was top of my list for my first visit to Rome, and it was one of the only things I researched a bit before our visit. Naturally popular tourist attractions are notorious for needing to pre book, and although you can go along to see it from the outside, I wanted to make sure we got in. You would think that this would be an easy task, being one of[...]

Highlights from Rome, Italy
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When In Rome…A Collection of Highlights

As a first timer visiting Rome this year, I had high hopes for the Italian capital after I got a taste for Italy in Florence last September. As always when visiting somewhere new, I had some specifics in mind that I wanted to see and do - the Colosseum, the Trevi fountain, sample the infamous coffee and gelato, and of course the food (any food!) Romans are famous for.[...]