Touring the Vatican with kids – hidden gems to explore
Sistine Chapel after hours

Touring the Vatican with kids – hidden gems to explore

Welcome to The Vatican, the world’s smallest sovereign state, established in 1929. It’s the modern version of the papal fiefdom that ruled Rome and much of central Italy before Italy was unified in the mid-19th century

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Scavenger Hunt in the Vatican Museums? You bet!
Swiss Guards at the Vatican

Scavenger Hunt in the Vatican Museums? You bet!

You wouldn’t guess the always crowded Vatican Museums would be a good place for a scavenger hunt, but it is an ideal vehicle to keep kids interested, says Eva Polino, an art historian and licensed guide

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Memories of a special birthday and hotel stay in Rome
Rooftop restaurant on Grand Hotel de la Minerve in Rome

Memories of a special birthday and hotel stay in Rome

With one night to stay in Rome, I didn’t want a hotel that was just a place to sleep. I didn’t want a hotel that was just convenient to the train station. I wanted a hotel that would be part of the experience. That’s why I chose the Grand Hotel de la Minerve that was a few steps from the Pantheon and a short walk to the Forum and Coliseum.

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