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The Vatican, confessional grilles and sociopolitical history

 

Along with a couple of artists in residence here at the BSR we braved a trip to the Vatican Museums on Friday, but wisely chose to book an early night visit. 287 more words

Opulence and sanctity in the Vatican

January 2010 – (WARNING: a # of touristy pics ahead) When in Rome there is no excuse not to go to the Vatican. It’s literally right there and you get to say that you’ve been to the smallest country in the world! 454 more words

Europe

Online reservations: a trend you can't ignore

Rick Steves’ guidebook suggested making online reservations for the Vatican Museums “a day or two” beforehand, and for the Borghese Gallery “at least a few days in advance.” So I started in on this a few days into the cruise, and was quite shocked to discover that, during the week we were to be in Rome, there were NO early-morning reservations to be had for the Vatican. 328 more words

Adventure

When In Rome...

…You have to try the famous Gelato (Ice cream), get a selfie stick and book the Vatican Museum in advance to avoid 3 hour queues! 1,277 more words

Architecture

Mosaics

Throughout the Vatican Museum there are areas where the floors are from ancient Roman mosaics created with thousands of small pieces.  Many are roped off and with no flash allowed indoors, natural light made for some interesting photos.

Architecture

Day 2 in Rome - Vatican Museum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain

I was trying to adapt to the Italian lifestyle by having a classic Italian breakfast before heading to Vatican. The type of cafe that you need to be standing at the bar while having a coffee with a pastry. 1,001 more words

Travel

The Perfect Week in Rome: Day 1, Vatican City

After leaving Basel, SwitzerlandI headed to Rome. I’m still in this beautiful city and I’m already missing it, that’s how amazing it is. With five full days to explore all the nooks and crannies of Italy’s most beloved city, I decided to start my trip with a bang and visit Vatican City. 674 more words

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