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The smallest country in the world!

With just 110 acres of land area and approximately 1,000 citizens,  Vatican City is the world’s smallest country.  The city mints its own euros, has its own army, issues passports to its citizens and has a flag of its own too!  There are no border controls or security checks to enter the city and it…

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Strawberry Festival In Nemi

No fruit screams summer quite like the strawberry.  Nemi, a quaint town in the beautiful Castelli Romani region 30 kilometers south of Rome, holds an annual festival in honor of these juicy, refreshing heart-shaped berries. Every year since 1922, Nemi residents have dedicated the first Sunday of June to strawberry celebration.  Strawberry streamers float over…

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The city built in caves!

Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the “Sassi di Matera”.   The Sassi, or caves,  originated in a prehistoric settlement, and these dwellings are thought to be among the first ever human settlements in what is now Italy.   The Sassi are habitations dug into the calcereous rock itself, which is characteristic of the…

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The Sunflowers are coming!!!

One reason many people travel to Italy is to see the beautiful fields of endless sunflowers.  Catching them at the right time of year can be tricky, as it changes every year due to weather conditions and the rules of the crop rotation.  At the beginning of June, the first sunflowers start to appear, but…

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Hands emerge out of the waters in Venice!!

When you think of Venice, you probably think of its gondolas, canals, and historic bridges—but visitors will now also be greeted by another, albeit temporary, reminder of the city’s intimate relationship with water: a giant pair of hands reaching out of the Grand Canal and appearing to support the walls of the historic Ca’ Sagredo…

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Join our small, group tours and skip the lines!!

When you join our small, group tours,  you will skip-the-line for the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica.  This morning, we have guests from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark and America joining us!       You can book direct on our website or stop in our office while in Rome!!!

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The charming back streets of Rome…..

Sure, Rome is full of iconic monuments and museums….once you’ve explored the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum, threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, take time to relax and explore.  Getting up early to catch the sunrise on an almost empty street can be quite beautiful. Getting lost on purpose can sometimes lead you to the…

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Buongiorno from Roma!

The month of May brings lots of sunshine and happy faces visiting us at the Vatican!  Today, people from five different countries get to join our funny guide, Mario, to explore the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and “Skip The Line” for St. Peter’s Basilica.   Book with us online today!!

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April at the Vatican!

We are waiting for you to join one of our group tours.   You will “skip the line” and get a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.     Today, we have guests joining us from six different countries!!!

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Liberation Day in Italy!!

Liberation Day is a national holiday in Italy that is annually celebrated on April 25. It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945, towards the end of the second World War. Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione) remembers Italians who fought against the Nazis…

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Happy Good Friday in Rome!

We are blessed with so many happy guests to join us this morning on Good Friday for our “Skip The Line” Tour to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.   Wishing you all a great Easter Weekend!

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All-Stars In The House!!

Famous basketball players from the Italian League, Maarten Lennen and Marques Green, joined our Vatican Tour this week with their family and friends! Book with City Lights Tours to “skip the lines” and get VIP treatment too!

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United Nations joining us today!!!

We have had so many great reviews for our guide,  Arnaldo.   These folks from five different countries get to join his tour this morning for the “Skip The Line” Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour.

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Funday Friday with City Lights Tours!!

It’s Funday Friday with City Lights Tours!   Guests from five different countries are joining our “Skip The Line” tour with Emanuele, our guide,  into the Vatican Museums with special passage into St. Peters Basilica.

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What to do in Naples!!!!!

Coordinated Chaos is how to describe Naples. Most never really expect to fall in love with Naples – but that’s what happens to most who visit this chaotic city.  Whether you are visiting for one day or a few, here’s our list of our favorite things to do in Naples: 1.    Eat pizza!!  you must…

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Girls day out….and one lucky guy!!!

This man gets to spend three hours with all these lovely ladies this morning on our Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel tour.   Led by Silvia, our guide, who happens to have a birthday today, these guests will get to skip-the-lines today on our small, group tour!

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One of the best views of Rome….the Garden of Oranges!

One of the loveliest views over the city can be found in an unimposing Garden of Oranges,  high up on the Aventine. As you make your way from the Mouth Of Truth to the secret keyhole at the Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta, you can find this unexpected gem of a garden skulking quietly behind ancient…

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Rome with kids…..it can be fun!

There are some things in Rome that are best done young.  See the eternal city through fresh eyes with our selection of the top family-fun activites in Rome and get ready to have some fun! Watch your kids perk up with these lively activities: You can rent boats, bicycles, segways and rollerblades at the Villa…

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Frascati, wine lovers Paradise!

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome.  Though the city is absolutely beautiful, it can also be loud, crazy and chaotic. When enough is enough, and you’re looking for a refreshing retreat away from the Eternal City, Frascati is your place. Just a half hour away from Rome,…

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