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A Visit to Vatican City

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world both in size and population and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church as you probably know.   843 more words

Travel

Breathtaking Photos: The Vatican's Gallery of the Maps

Visitors to the Vatican Museums are susceptible to a curious illusion. After a long walk through antiquities and tapestries, many reach the entrance to the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, where they stop abruptly (usually blocking the doorway), whip out cameras, and ask in awe, “Is this the Sistine Chapel?” 1,110 more words

Spirituality

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

Globetrotting

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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【法意】准备就绪!—— 预购入门票

巴黎是全球每年总游客量最高的城市。多少年来,高居游客量排行榜第一。我倒想看看,到底有什么地方,除了介绍当地的景点的网站之外,还要有特定的网页顺道提点游客 “如何避开高峰期和长长的购票队伍” 。至少我看吉隆坡双峰塔就没有这样的歌儿唱。而除了巴黎以外,意大利的某些景点也是挤得不得了,所以还是乖乖预购入门票吧!免得被长长的队伍消磨了兴致。

巴黎铁塔 La Tour Eiffel

这个全球最受瞩目的地标,现场排队购票的时间是很客观的。如果不想要把自己困在人龙里,最好的方法当然就是透过官方网站,提前买票。

巴黎铁塔官网点击这里

只要进入官网,输入自己想要登塔的日期、时间,网上付款,打印好电子票,如期携带前往铁塔,就可以避过长长的人龙了。

当然,这样的便利也有坏处的。其一,游客必须依照预定的时间前往铁塔,迟了票就作废了。意思是说:即使当天的天气不好,下雨、暴风等等~ 游客还是必须依时前往。这样一来,行程的自由度就减低了。

如果大家都年轻力壮,那么还有另外一个方法可以避开那可怕的队伍 —— 那就是,徒步登铁塔。走上铁塔的票,不需要提前购买 (而且官网也没有预售走楼梯上铁塔的票),而且也比电梯的队伍短很多,通常十来分钟就可以买到票了。所以,我们的选择是:徒步登铁塔至第二层,然后才看看要不要买票登顶。

注意:靠着双脚走,最高只能登上第二层。如果天气凉凉的,途中又可以休息,我想走上铁塔,应该是不错的选择吧?

卢浮宫 Musee du Louvre

卢浮宫是世界最古老、最大、最著名的博物馆之一。即使可以透过官网预先购买入门票,可是真的不需要那么做。卢浮宫外的队伍,不是购票队伍;而是入门安检队伍。所以,很多人都网上建议:到了巴黎才去任何的 FNAC store 购买入门票。 38 more words

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Raphael, Rossini and me

This week my capital “C” cultural education took a great leap forward. All in the same week, I toured the Vatican Palace Museums, which include some of the great works of the Renaissance period featuring Raphael’s best known paintings, ending in the Sistine Chapel with Michaelangelo’s crowning achievements above and in front of me. 1,039 more words

VATICAN INSIDER PRESENTS JULIANA BIONDO AND “PATRUM” - POPE FRANCIS ATTENDS FIRST LENTEN SERMON - CATHOLICS AND ORTHODOX, YESTERDAY AND TODAY: PART TWO

I was just about to post this column when I got a news alert that Harper Lee, the author of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at age 89, according to officials in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. 2,064 more words

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