Category: Vatican City

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

The best ways to beat the crowds at The Vatican

Due to the “rock star” popularity of Pope Francis, the Vatican is becoming increasingly popular for tourists and pilgrims alike. Vatican City is expecting 50 million visitors over the course of the year in honor of the Jubilee which started in December 2015.  Here are my insider tips to avoid the crowds and queues and […]

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Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007’s Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places aren’t guarded secrets and you don’t have to be licensed to kill to visit them. There’s no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

6 ways to make your visit to Rome fantastic

6 ways to make your visit to Rome fantastic

A lifetime is not enough to explore Rome – make that several lifetimes. The ancient ruins are still being excavated, restored, and preserved for the next millennium of those who seek the wonders of the Eternal City. On my last of many trips to Rome, I was not surprised to make new discoveries and to […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Experience the Vatican like never before

Experience the Vatican like never before

Travellers can now experience the Vatican like never before thanks to Dark Rome’s new Official Partnership with the Vatican Museums. As one of the world’s most famous attractions with 5 million visitors annually, the Vatican now offers sightseers the opportunity to explore without typical touring dilemmas. Arrivederci to long lines, limited hours and crowded Sistine […]

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Like to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel?   Or maybe a few chocolates?   Not Kylie.   Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the […]

Get a fine view of the Pope's Corpus Domini procession

Get a fine view of the Pope’s Corpus Domini procession

The Mecenate Palace Hotel offers an unforgettable opportunity to view the Pope’s majestic Corpus Domini procession next month, on 15th June 2006. The Mecenate is located directly in front of the Basilica of Santa Maggiore, one of the most important and ancient churches in Rome, which is where the procession takes place. With excellent views […]