As the main patrons of the arts for centuries, the papal art collections are impressive and the Vatican Pinacoteca is no exception. Housing artwork by Raphael, Da Vinci, and Caravaggio, among others, art lovers won't want to miss it. To make things easier for you, here's our list of must-see art in the Vatican Pinacoteca. Pro Tip: Planning your visit to the Vatican? … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Paintings To See at the Vatican Pinacoteca
The Best Tours of St. Peter’s Basilica and Why + Maps
St. Peter's Basilica is the most recognizable building inside tiny Vatican City and is worth visiting. The question is, what kind of tour should you take of St. Peter's Basilica and should you combine it with a Vatican Museums tour? Find out what we recommend as the best tours of St. Peter's Basilica so you can choose the right option for you. Pro Tip: Planning your … [Read more...] about The Best Tours of St. Peter’s Basilica and Why + Maps
How To Visit the Sistine Chapel: Tickets, Hours, Tours, and More!
The pope's private chapel might be small but it's mighty. From Michelangelo's iconic ceiling to The Last Judgement, art lovers will be awe-struck! But visiting will take some planning since you can't just see the Sistine Chapel on its own. In this guide, we share everything you need to know about how to visit the Sistine Chapel. Pro Tip: Planning your visit to the … [Read more...] about How To Visit the Sistine Chapel: Tickets, Hours, Tours, and More!
The Most Iconic Art and Architecture You Must See in Rome
How can one see all that Rome has to offer? From Trevi Fountain and the National Rome Museum to the Pantheon and the Colosseum, Rome is an ever-giving city of magnificent works. Let's look at 19 of Rome’s most iconic art and architecture to make the most of your Rome trip! This article isn’t meant to replace a guided visit—quite the opposite! Reading up on an attraction … [Read more...] about The Most Iconic Art and Architecture You Must See in Rome
Is Climbing the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome Worth it?
Heading to Rome and want to know if all those steps to get to the top of St. Peter's Dome are worth it? It's a great question because you'll undoubtedly work up a sweat even if you take the elevator to see the best view in Rome. Luckily, I've done it myself and can paint you a picture of my experience so you can decide for yourself! Find out if a St. Peter's Dome climb is worth … [Read more...] about Is Climbing the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome Worth it?