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I will be in Roma May 18, which happens to be both my birthday and the Pope's! I noticed on the Holy See website a 10 a.m. beatification ceremony that day. How do I get tickets? Is it too late?
The cupola (the dome on top of the Basilica) is open 08:00 - 17:00 up through March 31st, and 08:00-18:00 thereafter.... more
Times change indeed. There has been airport-style security in place since my very first visit in, I think, 2003. On... more
Ah well, in the good old days we didn't have to go through security to get into St. Peter's either. Sigh . . . more
Sally, not all of the guards will let you do that. I've read about a fair amount of tourists who, following Rick Steves'... more
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