Guide To the Vatican Pinacoteca: the Hidden Treasures of the Vatican Museums

Here’s my guide to visiting the Vatican Pinacoteca, which is the Vatican’s picture gallery. It’s one of the world’s best small museums. I identify 18 must see masterpieces in the Vatican Pinacoteca and give you tips for visiting the renowned, but largely secret, art gallery. More than 7 million people visit the Vatican Museums each … Read more

Guide to the House of Augustus on Palatine Hill, with Rome’s Best Preserved Frescos

Here’s my guide to visiting the ruins of the House of Augustus on Palatine Hill in Rome Italy. The House of Augustus was the home of Rome’s first emperor Augustus. It stands as a symbol of the transition of Rome from a republic to an imperial empire. The House of Augustus opened in 2014 after … Read more

Off the Beaten Path Rome: Hidden Gems in Rome For Culture Lovers

Planning a trip to Rome Italy and want to get off the beaten path? Here’s my guide to discovering all the magnificent hidden gems and secret spots in Rome. Hidden gems in Rome, you say? Can there be any? In reality, they’re not that hard to come by. Rome has so many layers, it would … Read more

The Bad Boy of the Baroque: Where to See Caravaggio’s Art in Rome

Are you bitten by the Caravaggio bug? If so, here’s my complete guide to the Caravaggio Trail in Rome. This guide gives you an overview of the life of the groundbreaking artist. And it tells you where to find Caravaggio’s art in Rome. There are staggering total of 25 Caravaggio paintings in Rome. It’s well … Read more

Guide To the Bernini Trail in Rome: Where To Find Bernini’s Art

Here’s my guide to the Bernini Trail in Rome. I give you an overview of Bernini’s fascinating life. And I tell you where to find his magnificent art works and sculptures in Rome. You’ll find Bernini’s art in Rome’s beautiful churches, piazzas, best museums, and secret palaces. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was one of the greatest … Read more

Guide To the Treasures of the Pitti Palace in Florence Italy

Here’s my guide to visiting the spectacular Pitti Palace in Florence Italy. This Pitti Palace guide gives you an overview of 20 must see masterpieces and famous paintings. If you’re planning a trip to Florence, put the Pitti Palace on your Florence itinerary or to do list. You’ll thank me, I promise. The Pitti Palace … Read more

Guide to the Capitoline Museums in Rome, A Remarkable Collection of Roman Antiquities

Here’s my guide to visiting the Capitoline Museums in Rome Italy. If you love sculpture, especially Greco-Roman sculpture, this wonderful museum is a must visit destination in Rome. It’s one of the best museums in Rome. The Capitoline Museums will help you imagine life before the fall of Rome. The Capitoline Museums sit atop a … Read more

Guide To The Vatican: Must See Masterpieces in the Vatican Museums

Here’s my guide to visiting the Vatican Museums in Vatican City. I identify 20 must see masterpieces in the Vatican Museums and give you must know tips for visiting. It’s important to know what to see at the Vatican in advance because there are 26 museums inside the Vatican and a wall space of 5 … Read more

Guide to the Doria Pamphilj, a Hidden Gem for Art Lovers in Rome Italy

Here’s my guide to visiting the under-appreciated and art-filled Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome. This lovely museum was one of my absolute favorite spots in Rome. It’s a hidden gem housed in a lavish 17th century Roman-Rococo palace. The remarkable art collection was meticulously assembled and is still owned by a powerful Italian family, the … Read more

Ultimate Guide To The Must Visit Museums in Rome Italy

Here’s my guide to the best museums in Rome Italy. The Eternal City is a veritable treasure chest of art. Rome is blessed with a plethora of amazing fine art museums. You could spend years exploring them all in proper fashion. They will appeal to the first time visitor and art expert alike. This guide … Read more