Is it Worth Buying St Peter’s Dome Tickets?
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Is it Worth Buying St Peter’s Dome Tickets?

Without hesitation, yes, it is worth buying St Peter’s dome tickets!  If you are in good health and can manage the stairs, don’t miss the unique experience of climbing to the top of the world’s tallest dome designed by Michelangelo.  Not everyone realises that you can climb St Peter’s dome, so make sure you build time into your Rome itinerary to do this.  Of course, visiting St Peters Basilica is an amazing experience but we’re glad we found out that we could climb its dome.  This was one of the highlights of our weekend break in Rome and is an experience that we will remember!   What is St Peter’s Basilica? St Peter’s Basilica…

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The Aventine Keyhole, Rome, Italy
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The Aventine Keyhole, Rome, Italy

“Life is less about finding and more about seeking.” (Seth Adam Smith) A weekend city break in the ancient city of Rome can be exhausting.  If you are looking for some respite away from the bustle of the historic landmarks which stud this iconic city, head to the peaceful Aventine hill.  Many people are drawn to this part of the city to find the mysterious Aventine keyhole which is found on a door in an unassuming piazza on the hillside above the River Tiber. Where is the Secret Keyhole Rome? The act of seeking out the tiny keyhole on the most southerly of Rome’s seven hills is as rewarding as finding it, so don’t…

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Top Things to Do in Venice Italy
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Top Things to Do in Venice Italy

Top Things to Do in Venice Italy City Breaks Top Things to Do in Venice Italy : Why did I wait until my late forties to spend a long weekend in Venice?  Happily, Olivier’s birthday provided the perfect excuse to explore this city. Short breaks to Venice are perfect as trips to Venice offer something for everyone. We opted for 3 nights in Venice because 4 days in Venice are perfect to explore what this beautiful city has to offer. It might sound silly, but weekend breaks to Venice start the moment you catch sight of the city from the air. Your heart can’t fail to skip a beat at the first glimpse of…

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