The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum ("Foro Romano") is one of Rome's top sights and allows you to wander around where some of the most important political decisions of the the ancient world have been made. The Roman Forum was the home of political, religious and even business life in many aspects. It's an amazingly inspiring site if you think of all the history that has happened here. While it had disappeared for several centuries and was even used as a quarry at times in history, it's still in tact and it's a ... [ read more ]

The Pantheon

The Pantheon

The Pantheon might be one of the most astonishing buildings in the world. It's certainly not one of the largest and then the look and feel of anything of course depends on personal taste. However, the mere fact that the Pantheon has been built 2000 years ago and in terms of construction still holds some world records, it's more than amazing. The History of the Pantheon The Pantheon's original purpose was a place for the gods. The name "Pantheon" in Greek basically means all gods (pan=a... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Nightlife in Naples

Short Guide to Nightlife in Naples

 When you plan to visit Naples it is better to have your expectations really well set up, because this amazing city will never cease to amaze you. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing night after a hard day of visiting and sightseeing, then think again. Naples transforms itself once the sun goes to sleep. So, fantastic news for those looking to party into the early hours! So do you want to know where to start and where to continue?  Just go through this Short Guide to Nightlife in Napl... [ read more ]

Discovering Naples

Discovering Naples

It is quite strange and ironic at the same time how many stories I have heard of people visiting Italy for the first time and simply avoiding and refusing to visit one of the country’s most amazing cities: Naples. Why is that ironic? Because they have no idea what they are missing. Naples is the diva of the Italian south, is a destination of extraordinary excitement and of mesmerizing contradictions. Although quite difficult to define, it is absolutely impossible to ignore it once you’ve arr... [ read more ]

Pompeii

Pompeii

The story of the city of Pompeii resembles very much the wonderful tales in which beauty and truth wins over evil and grotesque. Pompeii’s story is very much related to a catastrophic phenomenon, the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year AD 79 which destroyed and buried the entire city. However what is interesting about this incident is that the city was not simply blown away, but rather buried under or layer of ash and burning stone. The city’s accidental rediscovery in 1794, n... [ read more ]

A short story of the Vatican City

A short story of the Vatican City

I am sure that the history of the world’s smallest independent nation is of great interesting for anyone. The big question is of course: How has this state managed to impose itself and gain its independence. Well, you will find your answer in a short story of the Vatican City. The beginnings Many of you don’t know that in the place where today sits the heart of the Catholic religion, home of the Pope, leader of the Catholic Church, many years ago the emperor Caligula decided to build a c... [ read more ]

Shopping in the Vatican City

Shopping in the Vatican City

I know it might sound a little strange and maybe profane to think about shopping in the Vatican City, but you cannot even imagine what a spiritual activity that could be. And I am not being ironic at all. You might rediscover yourself trying to buy wonderful memories for you loved ones or losing yourself in a bookstore. Therefore let’s see what options you have if you want to go shopping in the Vatican City. 1. Religious articles Vatican has some amazing religious souvenirs to take back ho... [ read more ]

What not to miss in the Vatican City

What not to miss in the Vatican City

As some of you might know the Vatican City is surrounded by Rome, therefore if you want to get to the Holy City by walking, your itinerary will include crossing Ponte St.  Angelo Bridge.  This path will take you to Castle St. Angelo right outside the Vatican walls and then to the famous St. Peter’s Square, where Catholics from all over the world gather to confirm their faith. What you might not know is what not to miss in the Vatican City, which is why I recommend you follow the tips below:... [ read more ]

Discover the Vatican City

Discover the Vatican City

If somebody ever asks you which is the smallest state in the world, you should confidently answer right away: it’s the Vatican City. TheVaticanis actually a landlocked sovereign city-state located in the centre ofItaly, a walled enclave within its capital,Rome.  It covers only 44 hectares (110 acres) and hosts a population of only 800 people. It looks as if everything in here is in miniature, but the things happening are unexpectedly great. Vatican City is one of the most visited areas inRome... [ read more ]