Italy – Part 2 (of 3)

Italy – Part 2 (of 3)

For our second post on Italy, we’re concentrating on one of my favorite cities in the world – Rome. The eternal city is exactly that – magical, ethereal, eternal. The Vatican, the Roman ruins, the Spanish steps, the Renaissance fountains that are sprinkled throughout the beautiful city – it’s a place like no other.

Everyone knows that Rome is so full of things to see and do that you could literally spend your entire summer vacation just in the city… but most of us don’t have that kind of time. So what should you see. It depends on what you want out of the city. If you’d like a religious experience you’ll want to spend at least two days at the museums and churches of the Vatican, including a Mass at St. Peter’s or watching from the screens in the square as well as see the Pope when he addresses the crowd from his window at St. Peter’s Square You could also plan ahead and get tickets to a Papal audience for a once-in-a-lifetime event where the Pope addresses an audience in his auditorium. There are also many important churches throughout Rome to visit and the catacombs are worth your time as well.

If you’re more interested in Roman sites, then you’ll want to spend at least a day (or more) in the Roman Forum and Coliseum and then, also, the catacombs on another day. Our best advice is to do a mix of all of it: a day at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Square, a day in the Roman Forum and surrounding sites, a day exploring the best museum in all of Europe, the Gallery Borghese and onto the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navona, then the next days simply explore the rest of the beautiful city. Ensuring lots of morning cappuccino, afternoon gelato, and evenings spent dining al fresco with the friendly Italians and their amazing wine.

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(the reviewer is also an expert tour guide for Italy).

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