It occurred to me today that while I post a lot of reviews, I have never actually defined my rating system. Allow me to elaborate: 1 – Awful. A book that I was likely forced (or asked) to read, and which I could not finish. (EX: Pretty much anything Shakespeare. Sorry, classic lovers. I just … More Book Rating Guide (with examples)
I am so sad to be saying goodbye to Rome. I have fallen in love with this city, and I am determined to return one day. There are so many more places in Europe and Italy that I want to see as well, so I am not sure when that day will come, but it will … More Arrivederci, Rome!
Well, it was back to Rome today for our final full day in the Eternal City. I am going to miss Roman life so, so much. Today’s agenda included re-visiting the major sites and shopping, obviously. After a breakfast of the most delicious cream-filled pastry EVER, we headed to an outdoor market to sample some … More When in Rome – Day 10
Another dream I had was to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa is about 3 hours by train from Rome, so it’s not the easiest of day trips, but we had the time and figured to check it off our lists while we could. It was another (very) early morning as we made our … More When in Pisa (Rome – Day 9)
I have always wanted to see a volcano. With Rome being only a couple of hours away from Mt. Vesuvius and one of the towns it destroyed, Pompei, how could we not visit? We started our day early (too early), taking the train from Termini to Naples. From there, we took another train to Pompei, … More When in Naples (Rome – Day 8)
Mondays in Rome are like Sundays 20 years ago. Pretty much everything is closed, save for a few attractions and eateries, making it the perfect day to relax and hit the beach! For a handful of euros, you can take the train down to Santa Severa (one of a few nearby beaches, but one of … More When in Rome – Day 7
Sundays in Rome = taking a stroll through the Porta Portese Market, a long street that is filled with various vendors, open only on Sundays. I happened across some made in Italy silk scarves, and managed to get the guy down from 30€ each to 2 for 20€ as they were closing early. These were … More When in Rome – Day 6
Today we hit up one of Rome’s most famous churches, Santa Maggiore. Churches are sort of a must-see when in Rome, and for a good reason: they are stunning. These are not your average North American churches. The art alone is enough to convert a person. We also checked off another 2 of Rome’s hills, Oppian … More When in Rome – Day 5