Vatican

Swiss Guards at the Vatican— Photo by LuckyTD

The Swiss Guards: Pope's Private Army since 1506

After seeing La Guardia Svizzera , or in English, the Swiss Guard, standing at attention at the gates of the Holy City, donned with their halberds,...
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the main tourist attractions in Rome.— Photo by GekaSkr

Secret History of Italy: the Prisons of Castel Sant’Angelo

When visiting Rome, I like staying close to the Vatican: there’s something magic in seeing “il cupolone” first thing in the morning that I wouldn’t...
Vatican's Gallery of the Candelabra Back to Its Beauty

Vatican's Gallery of the Candelabra Back to Its Beauty

The restoration of the Gallery of the Candelabra at the Vatican Museums has been taken back to its original beauty. The renovation project costed...
Italian child and men dressed up as Jesus and Roman soldiers during Easter parade on Good Friday in Palermo, Italy — Photo by ohmaymay

Easter in Italy and the Italian Language

On my first Easter in Rome in the Jubilee year of 2000, I joined the throngs jammed into the massive piazza of St. Peter’s basilica. Pope John Paul...
Pope Announced Mother Teresa Wll Be Saint on Sept 4

Pope Announced Mother Teresa Wll Be Saint on Sept 4

Pope Francis announced that Mother Teresa, the nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor people in India, will become a saint on September 4...
Vatican says one million people visited Jubilee events

Vatican says one million people visited Jubilee events

According to ANSA, the Vatican has received one million religious pilgrims in the first month of Jubilee year events, according to an article written...
St. Peter's Basilica Lights Up With Animal Light Installation

St. Peter's Basilica Lights Up With Animal Light Installation

The Vatican is opening towards environmentalism with a special public art installation timed to coincide with the final stretch of climate...
Vatican Christmas tree unveiled early for Year of Mercy

Vatican Christmas tree unveiled early for Year of Mercy

The traditional Christmas tree was erected in St Peter's Square on Thursday in readiness for the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy on December 8. An...
Italy to keep events under tight security

Italy to keep events under tight security

Not only the Jubilee, but also all the soccer games and the concerts will be put under thight following the bloody attacks in Paris. Rome, the...
America welcomes Pope Francis

America welcomes Pope Francis

Pope Francis landed at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Tuesday afternoon, where President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their...