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Italy – Rome in a weekend

Rome is without a doubt one of the most famous capitals of antiquity. The capital of today has become a unique city thanks to its very long history, having fallen into disuse and being forgotten for centuries. T he last days of August do not seem to be synonymous with the end of summer. It is at sunset that Rome reveals all its secrets and the fiery light accentuates the details that make this city a unique architectural jewel. Then comes the moment when the shadows of the countless domes, churches and basilicas meet in the cloudless sky and start dancing together to create a unique shadow play. The Rome of the 21st century rubs shoulders with the Rome of antiquity with a gentle harmony. To the delight of tourists. It is 8pm. The sun is slowly descending on the…

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Italy – Visit to St Peter’s Basilica and St Peter’s Square in the Vatican

The Vatican and its Basilica of St. Peter represent Christianity and the Catholic Church in the world. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world flock to this unique holy place. A simple fence today represents the border between these two states which, over the centuries, have been at war many times. Anyone can go from one side to the other as they please. There are no searches and few guards watching the comings and goings of tourists. And if there are, they sit quietly in a chair watching the endless flow of people and waiting for their day to end. Entering St. Peter's Square from the Vatican is a breeze. Only the horde of street vendors and Indian guides remain wisely on the Italian side, as if deterred by some invisible force. In the square, the queue…

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