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You Can Now Get V.I.P. Access To The Sistine Chapel -- For A Price

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite worries about the impact of millions of tourists on Michelangelo’s precious frescoes, the Sistine Chapel is opening its d...

Handling the Masses at the Vatican

Rick Steves | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the big challenges for groups or individuals traveling in Italy is to handle the mob scenes at the Vatican Museum. There are a few sights in Eu...

Pope Francis Invites Everybody To His Papal Gardens

Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion

In his characteristic inclusive fashion, Pope Francis has thrown open the doors to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo to the public so that more p...

Andrew Burmon

Time To Visit The Vatican? | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

After the Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's decision to abdicate as the head of the Catholic Church on Monday, front-page headlines across the wor...

Be Warned: You Can't Operate a Vehicle After Watching This Video

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A good fellow American, and a faithful listener of Art Talk on KCRW, sent me a link to a Vatican website with a 360 degree panorama of the Sistine Chapel. For the next hour, wild horses couldn't have driven me away from the computer screen.

Climbing Five of the World's Most Stunning Staircases

Andrew Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrew Hickey

Staircases are probably the most plain and mundane thing one could talk about when they make up a "Must See" list. However after climbing these five awesome staircases, you are more than likely going to come away with a much different opinion.