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Must-See Attractions in the Three Main Districts of Rome

To get the most from a visit to Rome, first-time visitors should plan what they want to see in this breathtaking city. Roman history, fine art, ancient monuments, and glorious palazzi are packed into this hilly city, which is not only the capital of Italy, but also the seat of papal power and the former hub of the Roman Empire. 480 more words


You’ll read more about my Vatican day on my blog, but I thought I’d get done with the tours that we took in this trip.

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Beams of Light

While wandering the St. Peter’s Basilica, I caught sight of the sun streaming through the window. At first I was upset by the people who kept wandering into my shot, but they’ve grown on me.


Day 15

Big day today.  I had a full day at the Vatican planned, so I was up before 7:00 to ensure I made my first tour which met at 8:45.   1,580 more words


Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Basilicas & more

Rome is so wonderful it’s hard to believe. The distances are not large and it’s fairly flat, easy to walk for km. The Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Spanish stairs, Trevi fountain, Pantheon and many things we all know about are within easy walking distance from Trastevere. 1,302 more words


Rome: visiting the Vatican

Let me describe hell: a tourist visit to the Vatican museums, the Sistene Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.

The pre-tour was interesting, a potted version of the history of the Vatican State, the Swiss Guard and some facts about the current pope. 898 more words