Where To Find Bernini’s Art In Rome, The Complete Bernini Bucket List

Here’s my guide to the Bernini Trail in Rome. No artist defined 17th century Rome more than Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He worked under nine popes and left an indelible mark on the city. In this guide, I give you an overview of Bernini’s fascinating life and tell you where to find his magnificent art works … Read more

Ultimate Guide To The Basilica of San Lorenzo In Florence

Here’s my complete guide to the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence Italy. I tell you everything to see inside and give you must know tips for visiting and getting tickets. The San Lorenzo complex is vast. It includes the basilica itself, Brunelleschi’s Old Sacristy, the Medici Chapels, the Medici Crypt, and the Laurentian Library. … Read more

40 Must Know Tips For Visiting Italy

Heading to Italy for the first time? To keep your trip humming along smoothly, you’ll need some vital information and key tips for visiting Italy. In this guide, I tell you everything you need to know about visiting Italy and what mistakes to avoid. I also give you tips about where you need advance reservations, … Read more

1 Day In Rome: 8 Sample Themed One Day Itineraries For Rome

Trying to plan the perfect 1 day in Rome itinerary? Here’s my guide to eight 1 day in Rome itineraries for every type of traveler. Endlessly inspiring and ethereal, Rome is the magical mecca of carbs and ancient architecture. It’s a grand showcase of Western civilization, full of Imperial pomp and circumstance. Rome has spent … Read more

Walking Tour of Central Rome: What To See in Rome’s Historic City Center

Planning a stroll through the historic city center of Rome? Here’s my 1 day walking tour for central Rome. It’s one of the most popular and spectacular strolls in the world for tourists.  Centro Storico is the most picturesque part of Rome. It’s a tangle of cobbled alleyways, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, ancient ruins, and … Read more

Hidden Gems Of The Vatican

Are you a repeat visitor to the Vatican looking for some more unusual things to see? If so, here’s my guide to 21 hidden gems in the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums consist of 26 separate museums. It’s one of the most expansive and famous collections in art history, with 70,000 art works lining the … Read more

20+ Famous Sculptures And Statues In The Vatican Museums

Are you a fan of ancient sculpture visiting Vatican City? If you want to know what to see, here’s my guide to 20+ must see sculptures in the Vatican Museums. The Vatican holds one of the world’s greatest art collections in 26 museums. Some of the most famous art works on the planet are there, … Read more

History Of The Roman Emperors: The Good, The Bad, And The Mad

Here’s my history of the Roman emperors. My list of emperors includes 92 names in chronological order. I give you some fun facts and mini-biographies on every Roman emperor. The Roman Empire was one the most powerful empires to ever exist. It dominated the Mediterranean world for centuries. The Roman emperors who wielded power led bizarre, … Read more