Posts Tagged: Rome

Rome from home – Vatican Museums

Sistine Chapel

Experience the wonder of the Vatican Museums from the comfort of your own home! Want to experience the wonder of the Sistine Chapel from your lounge room? Take a virtual tour of the Vatican Museums! The official website of the Vatican Museums allows you to explore different rooms, wings and chapels of this world famous… Read more »

Where to Stay in Rome near the Vatican?

A nun looks both ways in front of St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome

Exploring the Vatican area – the City within the Eternal City Rome, with all its size, history and grandeur, is an awe-inspiring city. However, as we have covered in a previous post, the main attractions can be found in an area small enough that getting around to all of them is easy! So why not… Read more »

Where to Stay in Rome near the Colosseum?

Colosseum, Rome

Exploring the Colosseum area of the Eternal City The Italian capital has a population of over two and a half million people, making it one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe. While Rome is a sprawling city, the area stretching from Vatican City, south-west to the Colosseum is where you will find many of… Read more »

Italy with Monastery Stays

Monastery Stays - Italy Accommodation

Experience a true slice of Italian life with accommodation in authentic Italian monastery & convent guest houses Spring is in the air… sunny summer days are not far away… landscapes of terracotta rooftops, captivating countryside and Mediterranean vistas await! Discover Italy and experience a true slice of Italian life with Monastery Stays. Bed and breakfast… Read more »

My nights with the nuns

A nun looks both ways in front of St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome

A bed near the big city sights for £59? Our writer’s prayers were answered on an Italian convent stay in Venice and Rome All over Italy, religious houses are opening their doors to visitors. Their offer is unique: the chance to sample a gentler pace of life, often staying in glorious, ancient buildings with a… Read more »

Vatican City​ – a photo essay

Vatican City​ – a photo essay. Photograph credit: Christian Sinibaldi

Behind the scenes in Vatican City A truly amazing set of images! Not much more can be said of this stunning photo essay, that takes you behind the scenes with rarely seen images of Vatican City, it’s inner workings and ceremony. Click below to check out The Guardian’s feature – ‘Pope Francis: b​ehind the scenes​… Read more »