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Inside Sistine Chapel - The Frescoes of Michelangelo (Vatican, Rome, Italy).

Inside Sistine Chapel – The Frescoes of Michelangelo

Inside Sistine Chapel are the well-known frescoes of Michelangelo. For many, seeing these stunning art preserved in a chapel is an experience of a lifetime. Gazing at the incredible masterpiece from the floor to the wall and unto the ceiling is an experience that would never go away. I felt like this is one of […]

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Bologna's Portico di San Luca - The Road to Sanctuary of the Madonna (Italy)

Portico di San Luca – The Road to Sanctuary of the Madonna

Bologna’s Portico di San Luca is the road to Sanctuary of the Madonna. It’s actually not a road but a 3.7-kilometer covered pathway that goes to a Catholic Sanctuary on a hill. Whether it’s a sunny or a rainy day; snowy or windy, visitors can always shelter themselves against extreme weather conditions. Locals, young and […]

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View from the top of San Pietro Tower in Bologna (Italy).

View from the Top: Bologna is a City That Still Looks Medieval

Bologna is a city that still looks medieval from the streets to the rooftops. And thank goodness, it’s one of the off-beaten paths that tourists skip when visiting Italy. I’m glad I did stop here for two nights without expecting much on what to do and see. After two weeks of backpacking in Italy, I […]

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What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona

The charming city of Verona is home to Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers – Romeo and Juliet. Perhaps, the city’s most famous tourist attraction (or tourist trap) is Juliet’s House built in the Middle Ages. Did Juliet Really Live Here? Nope, she didn’t. She’s just a fictional character from Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” If she […]

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The Royal Chapel / Take A Peek: The Stately Rooms at the Palace of Versailles (France).

Take A Peek: The Stately Rooms of the Palace of Versailles

Chateau de Versailles or the Palace of Versailles used to be the centre of French power, wealth and influence. Today, it is a massive museum that shows the ups and downs of France way before the French Revolution. With 700 rooms, how can you not be lost? Or burn calories going up and down the […]

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Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All (France).

Inside the Palace of Versailles: The Hall of Mirrors is the Grandest of Them All

Out of the 700 rooms inside the Palace of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors is the grandest of them all! If you don’t find it stunning or be blown away by its frescoes and craftsmanship of every thing inside, I’m not sure if you’re still human. LOL… 😀 It is here where I spent a […]

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The Golden Gate of the Palace of Versailles Displays Excess Opulence of French Royalty

There’s no doubt that the golden gate of the Palace of Versailles displays excess opulence of French royalty. Boy, I was blown away the moment I got a closer look of the iron-wrought gate swathed in gold. Ok, it might not be real gold but it should be something close to that. 😀 The palace […]

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Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold (Venice, Italy).

Basilica di San Marco Glitters in Gold

In Venice, Basilica di San Marco glitters in gold. No, you won’t be able to see gold on its facade but wait until you see its interior. I’m not sure if they intended to have the interior a bit dark. Perhaps, it’s to emphasize the beaming gold that you’d see on the mosaics above and […]

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