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the eternal city.. rome, italy

all roads lead to rome. our road took about 3 hours from cortona. we arrived to the bustle of the big roman city around lunchtime so naturally we were hungry. 564 more words

A day at the Vatican 👼⛪️ ➻ ➕ ✵A fellow traveller's tips✵

Who am I kidding? A day at the Vatican?! You need at least two full days to fully witness its magnificence. The Vatican is not only home to one of the largest museums in the world, but it’s home to the Sistine chapel, and is THE religious centre of the Catholic faith. 218 more words


Local Professor Co-Creates Exhibit Focusing On Pope John Paul II And His Outreach To The Jewish Community

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A multi-media exhibit detailing the influence of the Jewish community on the life of Pope John Paul II and his eventual public outreach to Jews opens at the Vatican Museum on July 28th. 303 more words


Day Sixteen – Vatican Tour and Back to Villa Borghese

Awake before 7 am, we rushed to get ready, have breakfast, and try to make it to the Vatican City before it opened, knowing how busy it would be. 269 more words

Ode to Classicists

“After browsing among the stately ruins of Rome, of Baiæ, of Pompeii, and after glancing down the long marble ranks of battered and nameless imperial heads that stretch down the corridors of the Vatican, one thing strikes me with a force it never had before: the unsubstantial, unlasting character of fame. 111 more words

Rome 1.2- Vatican Museum & St. Peter's Basilica

Ahhh our first morning waking up in Italy. It definitely felt like we woke up in the middle of the night (which we kind of did due to jet lag), but once we got some coffee it started to sink in… WE ARE IN ROME! 1,289 more words