Mari Armendarez

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How It Came to Be: The Origins of the Vatican City

Ask anyone what they know about the Vatican City, and you’re probably going to get some very familiar answers: “It’s the home of the pope,” “it’s the …

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Rick Steves: What's new in Italy in 2014

Even when it's hot, crowded, or on strike, Italy is lots of fun. More than any other Western European country, though, travelers to Italy need up-to-date information to travel smart, saving both time and money. Here are a few updates to help you make the most of Italy in 2014:<p>Florence is notorious …

Where to Eat, Drink, and Sleep in Rome, Italy

It’s never been easier to drink and eat well in Rome, where quality craft beers, proper cocktails, and outstanding affordable wines are having a moment.<p>Forget the romantic image of Roman mammas toiling in the kitchens of down home trattorias. The city’s food scene has evolved and, though a handful …

Top 10 sights in Rome

Rome may not be the capital of the world these days, but it is still one of the most historically-packed cities. It’s cityscape as theatre, filled with monumental spectacle. Here the past thrusts through the walls of the present, but it’s not a heritage city pandering to the past: it’s chaotic, …

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10 extraordinarily useful Italian phrases

ITALIAN IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. Because of the purity of its vowels, Italian is the first language in which opera singers learn to sing. It’s also …