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Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Piazza, Zagreb, All, Don, Roman, Castel Sant, Michelangelo, Tiber River, Augustus, St Peter 's Square, Bronte


Best Way To Explore Rome In A Day

‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ is a popular adage, but do you think you can explore Rome in a day? Well, if you are backpacking Italy and have a tight itinerary or are in Rome for a business trip and have a single day to spare then you can possibly explore the most famous areas of Rome. Actually, it is difficult to discover the beauty of Rome in a single day. However, as you do not have much time to spare, our carefully planned Rome travel guide would help you in visiting the biggest attractions ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Travelers, St Peter, Castel Sant, Vatican Museums, Roman Forum, Archangel Michael, Basilica Giulia Tempio, Concordia Portico


Best Way To Explore Rome In A Day – Italy Travel

‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ is a popular adage, but do you think you can explore Rome in a day? Well, if you are backpacking Italy and have a tight itinerary or are in Rome for a business trip and have a single day to spare then you can possibly explore the most famous areas of Rome. Actually, it is difficult to discover the beauty of Rome in a single day. However, as you do not have much time to spare, our carefully planned Rome travel guide would help you in visiting the biggest attractions ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Travelers, St Peter, Castel Sant, Vatican Museums, Roman Forum, Archangel Michael, Basilica Giulia Tempio, Concordia Portico


7 Unusual Things To Do in Rome

Is finding unusual things to do in Rome a futile task?I'm not sure who runs the official ledger of world's most visited city and catalogue of iconic sights but when I do track them down, I'm betting that Rome is high on the list.The Colosseum. The Pantheon.Spanish Steps. Trevi Fountain.And that's before we start talking about whether or not the Vatican actually counts (yes, yes, it's the world's smallest independent nation state, with its centre of religion and Michelangelo masterpiece business,...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, St Paul, St Peter s Square, Castel Sant, Trastevere, Michelangelo, Travelshoot, Context Travel, Guido, Venice Rome, City Skyline Rome, Rome Cavalieri, City Skyline Read


The Imposing Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy

The post The Imposing Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy appeared first on LandLopers.
Tags: Travel, Travel Photos, Daily Travel Photos, ROME Italy, Castel Sant, Castel Sant Angelo


The Emperor & the Pope

The same week Thomas Jefferson was solidified as the third president of the fledgling United States of America, General Napoleon Bonaparte deemed himself Emperor Napoleon I in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Before there were official photographers, important moments were captured in paintings. Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon’s official painter, chronicled the coronation ceremony in his oil on canvas painting, “The Coronation of Napoleon.” In it, Napoleon is depicted hoisting the gold crown ...
Tags: Europe, Featured, France, Russia, Church, Religion, History, Rome, West, Paris, Italy, Moscow, Vatican, Catholic Church, Alps, Catholic


Vatican City- A Walk Through the Heart of Christianity

The metro slowed as it crossed River Tiber, beyond the city centre of Rome. After I got down at Ottaviano station, all that I needed to do was to follow the crowd. The cobbled streets lined with shops on either side had guides who were keen to book me a ticket to the famous museums of Vatican. Despite being disinterested, they were happy to show me the direction to the San Pietro Square, more popularly referred as St. Peter’s Square.  There are markings that demarcate the boundary between Ita...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Jesus, Raphael, Vatican City, Christ, Bernini, Tiber, Basilica, St Peter, Castel Sant, Adam, Virgin Mary, Michelangelo


Sounds of Silence

Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan starred in a delightful romantic comedy called The Shop Around the Corner (1940). I don’t know why the movie’s title included Around the Corner, since the location of the shop was not integral to the story. Maybe director and producer Ernst Lubitsch suspected that calling the movie merely The Shop wouldn’t have worked to draw in moviegoers. I have to admit that the movie has nothing to do with the topic of this post, which is the four cardinals’ dubia concerni...
Tags: Church, Religion, Rome, Pope Francis, San Diego, Catholic Church, Francis, Harry Truman, Christ, Pope Benedict XVI, Burke, Castel Sant, Jimmy Stewart, McKenna, St Peter 's Square, College of Cardinals


Taxi Tales: Part 1 Naples

By Walter Sanders It was an ideal day of touring in Naples. Via Tribunale was lively with shoppers and tourists taking selfies with the bronze Pulcinella. The funicular ride to Castel Sant’Elmo high above the bay delivered us to a breezy, fresh air mass much cooler than the busy streets of the centro. I shot […]
Tags: Travel, People, Naples, Miscellany, Campania, Castel Sant, Italian Travel, Naples tourism, Walter Sanders


Stay in Style with Australia’s Top Fashion Designers

We spoke to the fashion designers behind some of today’s trendiest Australian labels to find out what gets their sewing machines spinning. Not surprisingly, travel is the common thread, with new experiences and beautiful locations providing inspiration for the brains behind TALULAH, Jac+ Jack, Backstage, Bailey Nelson and MINKPINK. Looking for design inspiration? Check out this list of fashionable hotels in their favourite cities. Toni Dameglio, Designer at TALULAH One of Australia’s most belo...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Byron, ROME Italy, Castel Sant, Toni, Villa Borghese


A Travelshoot In Rome

  Travelshoot Rome If there’s one city in the world that demonstrates the rise of the selfie stick, and selfies in general, it’s the hybrid ancient-and-modern city of Rome. Everywhere you look, there’s something to marvel at – and consequently, everywhere you look, there’s a tourist taking a selfie. When in Rome… Rome: Everywhere you look, there are tourists taking selfies A Travelshoot In Rome My first experience of Travelshoot came in my home city of London, which I wrote about here. ...
Tags: Travel, London, Rome, Vatican, St Peter, Castel Sant, Guido


72 Hours in Rome for a Family

Within the Italian vernacular, there exists a saying, “Piano piano”, which translates into many things, but mostly it means, “slowly slowly”, and it is this warning to heed when visiting Rome. You can’t squeeze all of Rome and it’s thousands of years of history into one trip. It’s been our experience, especially as a family, that it’s best to take a nice and easy pace. This approach provides for a quality and memorable trip as opposed to one filled with a quantity that can easily be confused and...
Tags: Rome, Italy, West Bank, Raphael, Vatican City, Family Travel, Destinations, Bernini, Rick Steves, Peter, Venice Italy, ROME Italy, Castel Sant, Trastevere, Michelangelo, Tiber River


A Rome Itinerary: three days of luxury

There’s something both relaxing and regenerating about a trip to Rome. No other city quite matches the heady mix of mighty and mundane, politics and passion, past and present. With an almost infinite list of museums and masterpieces, Rome is ideal for return visits, knowing that the eternal city will be waiting for you when you come back. The “secret garden” at the Hotel del Russie is an oasis of green in the city center On a recent long weekend, I recharged my creative batteries with the foll...
Tags: France, Rome, West, Paris, Vatican, Raphael, Michelin, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Headline, Audrey Hepburn, South West, Jean Cocteau, Berlusconi, Bernini, Pepe


The Layers of Rome

One of the most fascinating things about Rome, and something one gets a lot less of in Florence, is the very apparent layering of history. You see it on the city’s major hills, in the architecture that blends Roman and Renaissance, in the permanent excavations alongside major modern roads, in ancient capitals laid to rest on a grassy passageway. Some of these things we can easily see, but there are others that require someone to point them out to us. To be knowledgeable about Rome, it’s impossib...
Tags: Rome, Vatican, Florence, Pompey, Juno, Tiber, Julius Caesar, Castel Sant, Luca, Campo, LEDA, Michelangelo, Packer, Romulus, PERINO, Remus


Is opera the most misogynistic art form?

They stab themselves, throw themselves on funeral pyres, go mad and die. From Aida to Lulu, opera is extravagantly cruel to its female characters. Isn’t it time the divas were free to sing to their own tune?How can I love an artform that is so consistently, insistently cruel to its female characters? Operatic heroines are delivered into numberless violent deaths. In Rigoletto, Gilda sacrifices herself to save the life of the faithless duke. Leonora in Il Trovatore takes poison in order to die in...
Tags: Music, Rome, Culture, Classical Music, Lulu, Opera, Liu, Castel Sant, Cassandra, Il Trovatore, Leonora, La Traviata, Norma, Tosca, Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda


Eye Candy for Today: Corot painting of Castel Sant’Angelo

The Bridge and Castel Sant’Angelo with the Cupola of St. Peters, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Link is to WikiArt, large version ; original is in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (Leigon of Honor). Corot painted in several styles through his career, but this is an example of my favorite type of approach on his part. To Corot, this small piece — roughly 10×17 in (27×42 cm), painted in oil on paper, later mounted to canvas — was likely a study. It was painted in 1826 or 1827, half a century...
Tags: Paris, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Corot, Castel Sant, Castel Sant Angelo, St Peters Jean Baptiste Camille Corot Link, San Francisco Leigon


The ring Pat gave me is a reminder of time and mortality | Margaret Drabble

I wear it on my right hand, this fragile, damaged, antique micro-mosaic, a visible symbol of our long relationshipThe most treasured gift I have received since childhood is an antique micro-mosaic ring, portraying the Castel Sant’Angelo and a view of the Tiber in Rome. In childhood, all presents are precious, because children have so little: or so it was when I was young. Now children and adults are sated and demanding, and the gift industry runs out of control. The anxiety of excess choice crea...
Tags: Books, Rome, Pat, Tiber, Castel Sant, Margaret Drabble, Pat Kavanagh