Book Review: In the Name of the Family, by Sarah Dunant

From the official blurb: “It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womaniser and master of political corruption is now on the Papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two, already thrice married and a pawn in her father's plans, is discovering her own power. And then there is Cesare Borgia: brilliant, ruthless and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with ... VIEW THE POST >>

3 of the most beautiful churches in Rome

Of course, an advice to visit some churches while in Rome is hardly a contender for the title of The Most Original Tip 2017. However, there’re some must-visit places in Rome among them, that hardly appear on the regular to-do lists. Here is a handful:   Santa Maria sopra Minerva     If there was one reason why I liked Santa Maria sopra Minerva, it was because, ... VIEW THE POST >>

Photopost: Vatican Museums (Mostly Ceilings)

When it comes to choosing the places to visit in Rome, the Vatican Museums are probably high enough on your list. The queues and the ticket costs can be somewhat off-putting, I know; however, here're some of the photos from my last trip, that may help you to make up your mind. There's plenty to see beyond the Sistine Chapel and the famous staircase!   All the Baroque ... VIEW THE POST >>