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Day 29: Vatican City

Hiya guys,

Today we went to the Vatican.

The lighting wasn’t great so the photos definitely don’t do it justice. It is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world. 103 more words


Rome, Italy, July 2016

Thumbs up and down at the Colosseum!

Rome- mamma mia! We need a lot more time to even scratch the surface. I considered it a bonus to go at all, since we may not have gone but for AR and his flight home from there. 1,053 more words

St. Peter's Basilica: The Eye of the Storm

“Rome–mere Rome–will crowd everything else out of my heart.”

“There are sermons in stones…and especially in the stones of Rome.” (1)

During my high school senior trip to Greece and Italy, I remember anticipating the sight of Rome, and subsequently the Vatican City, more than anything else on our itinerary. 

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Photo Challenge: Morning

I’ve been to Vatican City twice. Once in the late afternoon, and once in the morning.

I highly recommend the morning. Look, almost no one is here (include the Pope, as it turned out): 99 more words


Italy pt.1

Italy was simply beautiful. Seeing the marbled walls and walking on the paved streets gave me a feeling of bliss because I never thought I’d be able to experience Italy. 218 more words


Weekly Photo: Narrow

Did you know that there is a very narrow and winding staircase you can walk up inside the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica? If you aren’t claustrophobic, I highly recommend this experience. 13 more words


Art Treasures of Rome—Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, Oh My!

Love art? For hundreds of years, the Catholic church has been commissioning and collecting the world’s greatest works of art. A wealthy nation-state, Vatican City has untold riches within its walls—quite a bit of it that can be visited. 2,814 more words