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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Molise

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Until 1963, Molise was part of a territory known as the Abruzzi and Molise. The terminology dates from the time when the area was part of the Kingdom of Sicily — a heritage that also groups Abruzzo and Molise with the Italian south or Mezzogiorno despite its central location. Since Molise has not been a … Read more

Lombardy Travel Guide

Milan Duomo

The richest and most populous of Italy’s regions, Lombardy is home to Milan. Milan is not only the capital of Lombardy, but also Italy’s capital of fashion, finance, and media. Known as Lombardia in Italian, Lombardy derives its name from the Longobards, a Germanic kingdom that ruled large stretches of the Italian peninsula beginning in … Read more

Italy Map

This map shows Italy and its neighbors to the north, east, and west. Italy shares land borders with six countries (France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City, San Marino) and maritime borders with 10 countries (Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Malta, Spain). France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia border Italy along its north, with … Read more

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Top Things to See and Do in Rome

Piazza Navona

You will need several lifetimes to see all there is to see in Rome. Rome is so full of everything, from big monuments to tiny details, that you will definitely feel overwhelmed by it all. Finding things to do in Rome is easy. The problem is figuring out what not to see, especially if you … Read more

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