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!
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)
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
We started our day with a trip to Crypta Balbi. Humidity aside, the crypts were sort of creepy. You’re under ground for part of it, and I swear I thought I was going to be stolen (I may have jumped when a guard popped up)… Before out trip to the West, we stopped in at Largo … More When in Rome – Day 4
There is no room for exhaustion on an Italian vacation. Italians don’t get exhausted. Or sore feet, apparently. For today, we made our way to the Northern part of Rome, where the Borghese gallery is located. The museum itself was stunning. The ceilings in particular sort of make you want to cry. I can’t believe how … More When in Rome – Day 3