Have you always wanted to visit the smallest country in the world, the Vatican? Yes, Vatican City is a separate country within the city of Rome, Italy. With the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the subsequent search and confirmation of a new Pope coming up, visiting the Vatican, and witnessing history in the making, now would be a wonderful time to visit. Continue reading
When traveling to Rome to leave on our cruise, we flew in early, Friday night, and stayed at Hotel Alimandi, a family owned hotel. It is located directly across from the Vatican, so was an excellent location since we were doing the Vatican, and St. Peters Bascilica tour the next day.
The atmosphere was elegant, and the reception desk staff was friendly and accommodating. Any questions about tours, times, and processes were thoroughly answered. Continue reading