The Beatification of Paul VI: a Simple Guide to a Momentous Occasion


Beatification, which could be likened in gravitas to a papal election, is a moment of joy and celebration for the Vatican and the Catholic community all around the world. Thousands of devotees make a pilgrimage to Rome to witness this memorable event. The upcoming Beatification of Paul VI will take place on October 19th – here’s what you need...

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Of Crocodiles and Shrivelled grapes (Secrets of the Veneto, Part 1)


When planning your trip to Italy, don’t make the mistake of thinking that Venice is the only place to visit in the Veneto. True, it’s the highlight of the region, and also its capital, but there’s a lot more going on here. Take the city of Vicenza, for example: did you know that this historic city is home to no fewer than 23 buildings...

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