• Italy,  travel

    What to Know Before Visiting Vatican City

    There’s plenty to know before visiting the Vatican City. The Vatican City is the world’s smallest country, surrounded by Rome. It’s only 44 hectares and is home to a mere 1,000 residents, that’s less than the number of people that can fit on a London tube train. In addition to being the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, the city-state attracts millions of tourists each year to view its artistic masterpieces. It is also the only country that is entirely a Unesco World Heritage site. I don’t consider myself very religious, but my grandfather is a devote Catholic. It was his dream to visit the Vatican City for years. With…

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    Italy,  travel

    The Top 10 Things to do in Rome

    We rounded off our recent tour around Italy in the Eternal City, Rome.  Despite the incredible history, and how, for lack of a better word, “romanticised” this city is, it was not one that was particularly high on my list of dream destinations.  I’d heard about pickpocketers, some dodgy doings around Termini station, and the immense crowds of tourists. Those things were there, yet the city still won me over. Soon after arriving, I was quickly in love with its ancient charms. There is a lot to see in Rome! Even during the nearly four days we spent here, we still felt run off our feet, struggling to see everything. …