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City Skyline: Lyon Panorama From the Hilltop

If there’s one thing that I regret visiting Lyon (in the central east part of France), that would be – I only stayed for two nights. A city with so much to offer, why did I think of staying there in such a short time? I don’t know the answer

St Peter Basilica – The World’s Largest Church

St Peter Basilica, a creation of some of the world’s greatest artists, is a lasting testimony of faith in the Church. The impressive façade is crowned by thirteen statues; in the middle is Jesus who is flanked by St. John and eleven Apostles. There is a balcony in the center

View of the Vatican from the Top of St Peter Basilica

The view of the Vatican from the top of St Peter Basilica is one for your dream. If you’re like me who like to see city skylines, then we could travel together. The views from up there are surreal. You won’t just be able to see the city-state itself but

What You See Inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican

What you see inside St Peter Basilica in the Vatican will be with you for a long time, if not, forever. As someone who grew up Catholic, it’s kinda a big deal for me to be inside a colossal place of worship. No, I didn’t meet the living Pope but

The Amazing Statues Outside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

There is art everywhere you go in Florence. Even their bridges have tiny statues you might not notice from the Middle Ages. Their narrow, cobble-stoned streets will never fail to surprise you. There’s always something interesting, ancient, and historical in the city’s nooks and corners. The amazing statues outside Palazzo

Inside Florence Duomo Isn’t as Grand as Its Facade

Inside Florence Duomo isn’t as grand as its facade. I was a bit disappointed. The cathedral is almost bare inside. Unlike other cathedrals, this one doesn’t allow visitors to sit on one of the few pews inside. Its Gothic design inside gives a vast impression of the cathedral that also

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry

The Gates of Paradise at Florence Baptistry are closed to the public, but, perhaps, open to the men of God. Sadly, I’m not one of the righteous ones. The baptistry is an octagonal monument with three doors with lavish ornaments of religious themes. These doors are perfect examples of the

The Stunning Facade of Florence Duomo

The stunning facade of Florence Duomo is one of a kind. It’s a great example of the Renaissance style which was born in Florence, Italy. Duomo, as the locals call it, has a longer name: Catedral Santa Maria del Fiore. In English, it translates to, “Cathedral of Saint Mary of

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