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Where is the Largest European Art Collection?

Where is the Largest European Art Collection?

Posted by Mira Todorova on July 31 2016

The world's largest church is at the Vatican, of course, but you may be surprised to learn the location of Europe's largest art collection.

If you said Florence or Paris, you'd be wrong. The Vatican Museums house the largest number of artworks in Europe with more than 65,000 pieces.

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Topics: architecture, art, Rome, church, history, the Vatican

Outdoor Rome is Endlessly Fascinating

Outdoor Rome is Endlessly Fascinating

Posted by Mira Todorova on July 17 2016

If you like being outdoors while vacationing, Rome is the city for you.

The city on the Tiber is glorious all year round, with moderate temperatures in the winter, ideal sunny weather in the spring and fall, and for those who thrive in warm weather, sultry summers.

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Topics: italian culture, architecture, travel, Rome, history

Pope Francis' Favorite Foods Revealed in Vatican Cookbook

Pope Francis' Favorite Foods Revealed in Vatican Cookbook

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 13 2016

What does the Pope eat?

You'll find lots of tidbits about the last three popes' eating habits in the new English translation of "The Vatican Cookbook," as well as details about what it's like to live and dine in the world's smallest country.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food, Rome, church

Jubilee of Mercy Ends This Fall 2016

Jubilee of Mercy Ends This Fall 2016

Posted by Mira Todorova on March 11 2016

Many events are scheduled in Rome for the Jubilee year.

A jubilee is a holy year in the Catholic Church that takes place every 15 years, based on the Old Testament Jewish tradition of having a time for forgiveness every 50 years. Many events are planned throughout the Jubilee of Mercy, and if you can travel to Rome, you can attend a Jubilee Mass with the Pope.

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Topics: italian culture, travel, Rome, history