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Pope Benedict XVI: The Papal Years

On March 12, Tuesday, the College of Cardinals will once again convene for the conclave (where they will elect the new pope) following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last month. But before we welcome the Church’s new pope, let us first take a short look...

Papal Conclave: What you need to know

With the resignation of Pope Benedict XI last month, the Catholic Church is once again bound to find its new head. Last March 8, 2013, the Holy See Press Office finally announced the date for this yet another historic event. On March 12, Tuesday, the General...

Churches in Rome

It is known to many that Rome is one, if not the holiest city in the world. Hence, numerous churches were constructed all around the city. However, Rome’s churches aren’t just holy sites. They’re treasure troves of painting and sculpture, mosaic and...

Experience Easter in Rome

Easter and Rome are formidable combination, akin to peanut and jelly, or as the locals say it: “burro e alici” (butter and anchovies) – they go well together. Starting Palm Sunday of Holy Week, the seven days preceding Easter Sunday, tourism in Rome is at its highest...

Ways to Save Money While in Rome 2

We need to save as much money as we could so another entry is necessary. The money-saving tips continue in this entry, some of which veer towards a much longer and perhaps a permanent stay in the city. First thing firsts, if you’re eligible, do get a student...

Take Italian lessons & Get ready to visit Rome

A trip can be enhanced a thousand times if you take the time to learn the language spoken at the place where you are travelling beforehand. A language and a culture cannot be isolated one from another, they go hand in hand, and there lies the importance of knowing a...

Ways to Save Money While in Rome

Living in Rome can be a tad expensive, just like any European city. But don’t let this downside hamper your visit in the Eternal City. Enjoyment isn’t always equates to expensive after all. In fact, you shouldn’t be worry at all because there are tips and tricks for...

Tips for working in Italy

Italy is a particularly popular country to visit at the moment. The Mediterranean climate makes it the perfect place to spend a summer and the laid-back culture and friendly atmosphere make it a great place to study and work. However, many young people can be thrown...

Practices to avoid at meal in Rome

Dinners in general are gastronomically pleasing experience. But of course, one can’t just shove every piece of food he/she sees on the dining table like a hungry lion, there must have some sort of class and etiquette involved in this sumptuous activity to at least...