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Vatican City Travel Guide

Vatican City Travel Guide

If you are visiting Rome, you cannot afford to miss Vatican City, the world’s smallest country and home to the Pope. Here you will find the most important church in Christendom, St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as some of the world’s most significant artistic treasures, including the Sistine Chapel. Vatican City is a city-state located…

Getting Into the Vatican Museums
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Getting Into the Vatican Museums

It’s getting ever more difficult to get into the Vatican Museums. The museums, Musei Vaticani in Italian, are home to some of the world’s most precious and recognizable Western art including Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican recently raised prices for a non-guided visit and, according to the New York Times, the Museums are…

19Th Century Micromosaic Plaque Colosseum Rome Grand Tour Circa 1870 Europe Ancient Italy Roman Empire

19Th Century Micromosaic Plaque Colosseum Rome Grand Tour Circa 1870 Europe Ancient Italy Roman Empire

A rare & important micromosaic rectangular plaque, Italy, third quarter of the 19th century, colorfully depicting a Grand Tour scene featuring Europeans strolling about the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome, housed in a period gilt floral form frame, is of museum quality & would make an impressive addition to any fine household or collection….