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Bright stars in the shadow of the Sistine

Bright stars in the shadow of the Sistine

By 9am, the queue to the Vatican is already half a kilometre long. As a dutiful tourist, I feel I must see the Sistine Chapel, so I stroll about St Peter’s square, waiting for the line to shorten. Busloads of tourists continue to arrive and I take a painful but ...

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5 Tips For Planning A Family Trip To Rome

5 Tips For Planning A Family Trip To Rome

Rome is one of those cities that we should all visit. And many people do, to the tune of nine million people a year. That’s a lot of visitors, which means crowds. Even in the shoulder and off seasons popular sites like the Colosseum and Vatican can still be jam ...

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Where to see Raphael’s art in Rome

Where to see Raphael's art in Rome

Discover the Rome of Renaissance master Raphael. The year 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of High Renaissance artist and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, with a host of blockbuster exhibitions around the world. The most important of these shows is scheduled to take ...

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Visiting the Vatican Museums: All You Need to Know

Visiting the Vatican Museums: All You Need to Know

The ultimate guide on how to visit the Vatican City, Vatican Gardens and Museums along with practical information including tickets and visiting hours.  For those who are planning a holiday in Rome, here is an itinerary of Vatican City. A visit to the smallest state in the world is absolutely ...

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Vatican Museums unveils Amazon exhibit

Vatican Museums unveils Amazon exhibit

The exhibit, “Mater Amazonia,” which runs Oct. 28-Jan. 11, 2020, hopes to give visitors an immersive and moving experience “to understand better the deep breath of the world” that is alive in the vast Amazon region, the museums said in a press release Oct. 25. Two giant screens project 4K-resolution ...

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Giotto’s “Fragment of the Vatican” Restored

Giotto's “Fragment of the Vatican” Restored

Giotto’s “Fragment,” painted in the early 14th century, was originally part of the ancient interior wall of the primitive basilica. It represents two figures of saints who have long been identified as the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul. However, following a careful restoration carried out by the experts of the Florentine Museum, ...

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