Going to Rome, most tourists “want to visit the Vatican” and do not even realize how absurd this phrase sounds. The fact is that the Vatican is almost impossible to visit for tourist purposes, since it is a closed state. However, it is possible to visit some of its parts, each of which has its own visiting procedure. Let’s see what an ordinary tourist can see on the territory of the Vatican City.
St. Peter’s Square
Getting to the Vatican is the easiest way to start from St. Peter’s Square. Admission to it is free at any time and, of course, free. However, this square was conceived as a gate to the Vatican, therefore, according to Bernini’s plan, it resembles a keyhole. Believing Catholics from all over the world gather in this square to attend the papal service and receive his blessing. It is worth paying attention to the huge Continue reading
In Italy, a huge number of various festivals take place. Some festivals are world famous and annually gather crowds of tourists, while others are unknown at all, except for the small villages where they take place. Carnivals are secular, religious, with contests and dressing up, some originate in the Middle Ages, others have appeared recently, there are ones that are associated with a particular dish or product. We bring to your attention several Italian festivals, during which the atmosphere is most joyful.
In February and March, various cities of Europe host various festivals and carnivals, during which the townspeople march through the streets, dressed in fancy dress. So the small Italian city of Ivrea can boast Continue reading
Milan has long been considered one of the centers of world fashion, and this title is well deserved. After all, there are much more stylish things sold here than in any other city, while the suburbs of Milan are full of various factories and outlets that offer good discounts all year round. Yes, and in ordinary stores in Milan, prices for products of well-known brands will be significantly lower than in Russia, let alone the sales season, when even an expensive branded item can be bought at 30-50-70% cheaper. In addition, when purchasing goods in Milan stores, you can be sure of their originality, there is no Chinese consumer goods here. Well, to make purchases among the historical monuments of the city is a double pleasure!
Opening hours of Milan stores
Most stores in Milan are open from 9-9: 30 to 19.30, lunch break from 13.00 to 15.30, but there is no Continue reading