Here Is St. Peter’s Instead of a Truck Stop


First off, my apologies to REM for the title… Scavi (Excavations) Tour We actually went underneath St. Peter’s Basilica before we went inside it!  The Vatican offers a tour of the necropolis underneath the basilica, where St. Peter’s tomb is located.  Archaeological excavations during the last century uncovered a rather extensive group of graves dating…

The Vatican Museums


The Vatican’s art collection vast, to put it mildly, and definitely something not to be missed even if you don’t have time to soak in every piece.  From sculptures to paintings…from unknown artists to masters such as da Vanci, Raphael, and Titian…it’s a feast for the eyes and a bit overwhelming at first.  The big…