One Day Itinerary for Vatican City: Top Attractions To See in 24 Hours

statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter’s Basilica Planning a visit to Vatican City and wondering how to organize your day? This one day Vatican City itinerary has you covered. In 24 hours, this Vatican guide takes you to the top must visit attractions in Vatican City: the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Square, … Read more

10 Day Itinerary for Italy’s Classic Cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice (+ Day Trip Options!)

If you are searching for the perfect 10 days in Italy itinerary, you have come to the right place! This guide takes you to Italy’s classic cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. In ten days, you’ll also have time for some charming side trips to Italy’s most beautiful towns. And, if you want to stay even longer … Read more

Guide To the Best and Most Beautiful Chapels in Italy

Here’s my guide to the 14 most beautiful and significant chapels in Italy. When it comes to art and architecture, Italy is a powerhouse. Italy is home to some of the world’s most beautiful chapels from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. What Is a Chapel? A chapel is a small intimate place … Read more

Non-Generic Tips For Visiting Rome: How To See Rome’s Best Sites the Best Way

Here are my must know tips for visiting Rome to help you have the best and most efficient visit. I’m not going to tell you what others have — how to take the metro or order coffee or avoid pickpockets. Everyone has written about that. Even me. I have a more general article with tips … Read more

Guide To the Basilica of San Clemente, Layers of Roman History

Here’s my guide to visiting the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome Italy. It’s an extraordinary monument in an extraordinary city, an unmissable site for history buffs. The church is a hidden gem in Rome, perhaps due to its nondescript exterior. It hardly resembles a church. But San Clemente is well worth a visit. It … Read more

Top 15 Cities in Europe for Art Lovers, For a Cultural City Break

Are you an art lover looking for the perfect cultural European city break or weekend getaway? If so, here’s my guide to the 15 best cities in Europe for art lovers. These artsy cities are home to Europe’s best museums and art collections. For each of these European cities, I tell you where to find … Read more

7 Days in Italy: 11 Amazing One Week Itineraries for Italy

Need some destination inspiration for a trip to Italy? Here’s my guide to 11 ways to spend 1 week in Italy, with 11 sample itineraries. One week in Italy might not seem like much time. But, with some advance planning and ambition, you can definitely have a bucket list adventure. There’s nowhere more romantic (or … Read more

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