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A Guide to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Roman Forum

In the center of Rome, you’ll find the Roman Forum, situated between the Palatine and Capitoline hills. Known also by its Latin name Forum Romanum, it is a rectangular forum or plaza surrounded by the ruins of the ancient city. For centuries it was the center of day-to-day life in Rome. The site of processions, elections, public speeches, criminal trials, […]


The Colosseum, A History and Tour

the Colosseum

Being the icon of Rome, the Colosseum is a must see on EVERYONES list! With 2,000 years of history, it is one of the world’s most well-known structures. I took the hop on hop off bus tour from the Omnia Card to get to the Colosseum. With the pass you can explore the top-tier walkways, exhibitions, […]


Should You Get the Omnia Card for a Trip to Rome?

omnia card

When planning my vacations I’ll look into the tourist pass offered in my destination city. I’ve done it in many different cities and usually find that it’ll save me some money. Note that it really depends on how long you’re there and how much you plan on seeing. I’m the sort of person who likes […]


Can You Climb the Dome of St Peter’s Basilica?

dome of st peter's basilica

Yes you can! And I highly recommend it! Climbing the Dome of St Peter’s Basilica was one of the highlights of my trip to Rome.  History of the Dome of St Peter’s Basilica The dome was designed by Michelangelo, who worked on the construction of the Basilica beginning in 1547. By the time of his […]


The Greatest of All Churches of Christendom

St. Peter's Basilica

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter’s Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City. As I write this it’s been 3 years since I was in Rome. I apologize greatly for the delay my friend. Really, I’m so thrilled to be back writing about my travels. They are what […]


The Vatican Museums are a Testament to the Arts

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are Christian and art museums located within the Vatican City. Displaying works from collections amassed by Popes throughout the centuries. My first day in Rome I set out to the Vatican. I figured this would be a full day and I should get it out-of-the-way right off the bat. When you go to the Vatican, […]


What You Can Do with a Night in Rome

a night in rome

After my long haul to get to Rome, I was really happy to finally be there. I had made it in one piece, by myself! Being that I’d never been to Rome, or Italy, and spoke very, very, very little Italian. I was really impressed with myself. Then, I decided to hit up some of […]


Review of the Comics Guesthouse Hostel in Rome

Comics Guesthouse Hostel

Probably my favorite place I’ve stayed is the Comics Guesthouse Hostel in Rome, Italy. It’s the epitome of Nerd Travel! It’s a mash up of my love of comics with my budgetary needs of a hostel. Comics Guesthouse is a perfect fit for every nerd! They have a selection of different themed rooms you can […]