Touring the Sistine Chapel

Imagine being in the Sistine Chapel with only a handful of people. No security guards repeatedly shouting “silenzio” as you make your way shoulder-to-shoulder through the galleries and down the narrow stairs and into the Chapel chambers, only to be … Continue reading

Christmas in Rome

“O Christmas Trees” ‘O Christmas Tree” is a well-known Christmas carol, but in Rome, all of Italy actually, it should be “O Christmas trees” as in plural, and in abundance as they’re everywhere along with the beautiful nativity scenes.  Rome … Continue reading

The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo

The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo The Sistine Chapel was built in the Vatican between 1473 and 1481, on order of Pope Sixtus IV, and dedicated on August 15th, 1483, the Feast of the Assumption. It is the Pope’s private chapel. … Continue reading

T’s Time: Time is of the Essence

We’re all busy but if you want ensure that you don’t need a vacation from your Italy vacation then follow my advice and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy, especially the Eternal City … Continue reading