Daily Archives: January 23, 2017


Vatican City: home to St. Peter’s Basilica, St Peter’s Square, the Vatican Museum, and, of course, the Pope. Then, there’s the less visited Vatican Gardens. Worth the visit? If you have the time, yes! Like the guided museum tour or general admission, you’ll enter off of Viale Vaticano at the […]

Vatican Gardens – Is It Worth A Visit?


Yes and no. Government offices, post office, banks, and schools are closed. The vast majority of restaurants and shops in Vatican City and the immediate surrounding areas frequented by tourists, like Piazza Navona, however, are open. Celebrated annually on January 6, Epiphany, also known as La Befana, celebrates the first […]

Are stores open on Epiphany holiday in Italy?