This is my third time in Rome, and I’ve never seen the Sistine Chapel! Six years ago, atop St Peter’s Basilica I was 19 the first time I visited. But somehow my brother and I managed to visit the Vatican on the one day that Michelangelo’s labour of love was closed to the public. An […]Read more "Rome: Third Time Lucky"
Today, in Rome, we went to see one of the greatest statues ever carved. Art Historians have heaped praise on Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St Teresa for centuries. We knew it was inside a church, Santa Maria della Vittoria, so we were surprised when the door was unlocked. Until we walked in and realised we’d […]Read more "Life Lesson #30 – Undercover Catholics"
I have never heard a story about driving in Rome that didn’t involve a hospital. My main memory from coming here five years ago (sans automobile) is nuns on scooters cutting you off when you try to cross the road. So I booked a place half an hour out of Rome that had free carparking […]Read more "Rome"