Spanning the reign of 20 popes and every famous Renaissance architect you can name, the St. Peter’s Basilica is the most important of the four major Basilica's in Rome which makes it the most important Catholic Church on Earth. It is also easily one of Rome’s most recognizable buildings. The Basilica’s elaborate dome reigns over the Eternal City’s skyline - a compass for … [Read more...] about 19 Astonishing Facts About St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
Rome is full of incredible things to visit, but if you want something really exclusive, there’s only one place to go: the Vatican Scavi. Also known as the Vatican City Necropolis, The Tomb of the Dead, or St. Peter’s Tomb, the Scavi is famous for being the final resting place of one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter. Here's how you can see St. Peter's Tomb. Pro Tip: Planning … [Read more...] about How To See St. Peter’s Tomb in Vatican City
Did you know that approximately 19,000 people visit the Vatican every day? It can get hectic inside these museums, but there are some ways to get around the crowds. We'll explain everything you need to know to visit Vatican City from how to get tickets to when to go, the best Vatican tours to take, and more. Pro Tip: Planning can be tough, but it’s easier to … [Read more...] about How To Visit the Vatican City: Tickets, Hours, Tours, and More
Could you dedicate almost 10 years of your life to one project while living and sleeping in the same room that you are working in? With stifling heat in the summer and freezing cold in the winter? 500 years ago, the most famous artist of the Renaissance set out to create a masterpiece that is unrivaled even to our current time: the Sistine Chapel. So who painted the Sistine … [Read more...] about Who Painted the Sistine Chapel?
If you are planning a Visit to the Vatican and want more out of your experience than a photo of the Sistine Chapel you should definitely have the Raphael Rooms on your radar, but what are you supposed to see? We asked Brandon, our resident licensed guide, and these are the top things he recommends you see on your visit to the Raphael Rooms. Pro Planning … [Read more...] about The Top 11 Things to See in the Raphael Rooms + Interesting Facts