Category Archives: Palazzo and museum

Villa Romana del Casale

After a three-day stint oceanside, we decided to return to Palermo by going through the island and stopping at one of the most impressive Antiquity sites of Sicily, the Villa Romana del Casale. We took the A18 south to Catania … Continue reading

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Musei Capitolini

After you’ve climbed the Cordonata to the Campidoglio, admired Marcus Aurelius’s equestrian statue and marveled at the symmetry and elegance of Michelangelo’s piazza, visiting the Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums) is a logical next step: you’re right there, and if you’re … Continue reading

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The Vatican Museums

Anyone who visits Rome wants to see Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Many are not aware, until they arrive, that the famous chapel is not part of St Peter’s but part of the Vatican Museums–and a very small part of them at … Continue reading

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Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

This wonderful museum is easily overlooked among the bustle and madness of the Piazza del Cinquecento, just beside the Termini train station and a major “capolinea” (end of line) for many buses. Add to that double-decker tour buses and hundreds … Continue reading

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