We were about to enter the first wing of the Vatican Museums, called the “Museo Chiaramonti.” I wasn’t prepared for the beautiful sites inside the museum that would greet me that day. The Vatican Museums house some of the world’s most priceless treasures, 70,000 sculptures and paintings in all, spanning more than 3,000 years of
It was the first day of our two week journey to Italy. I was overcome with excitement. Today was the day I would finally get to see the Vatican museums, a maze of rooms filled with priceless treasures spanning more than 2,000 years, made by some of the most famous artists who have ever lived.
It was the first day of our trip to Italy. I knew we were going to need a good breakfast to keep us going through the day on our tour of the Vatican. We were staying in an apartment in a 19th century building conveniently located near the Vatican Museums. It was also just across
A Travel Guide to Rome and Southern Italy Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a series of posts called Discovering Italy, where I’ll be exploring the city of Rome and the regions of Campania, Basilicata and Puglia in Southern Italy. I’ll be sharing with you everything I learned about the food, history and
Have you ever had a dream of traveling to a far off destination that seemed totally out of reach, but then actually had it happen? That’s exactly what happened to me a few years ago after watching a movie called “The Trip to Italy.” The film stars British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who