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When in Rome a 2nd Time…

May 10th – 13th 2013 I just cannot get enough of this place. Here are the important notes from this time around: Go to the touristy must-see spots at night. The Spanish Steps, the Trevi, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona are most definitely not as crowded and absolutely lovely to see all lit up at … Continue reading

Italy: The Last of Rome ~ Day 12

It’s the last of our Roman Holiday. Wednesday, May 4th 2011: Rome Longest… day… in… Rome… ever. I’m really glad I didn’t get drunk the night before, because having a hangover on a day like this one would have sucked. Just like Florence and Venice, the walking tour was very slow and this one was jam-packed … Continue reading

Italy: From Venice back to Rome ~ Day 11

Looong drive toward a late afternoon Roman Recap… Tuesday, May 3rd 2011: Rome We had an 8am start to the 8-hour drive back down to Rome from Venice. Oy vay. But watching Angels & Demons (since it’s set and filmed in Rome) and two stops at AutoGrills made the time go by quickly enough. Filling out our review … Continue reading

Italy: Venice ~ Day 10 (Part 2)

♪”I’m on a gondola and, we’re going slow and, my guy is hot and…”♪ ~ Amanda D.  Monday, May 2nd 2011: Venice There were pigeons everywhere and, as postcard-perfect as it was to see them all in St. Mark’s Square, you couldn’t have paid me enough to touch one of them =| Lizzie and I walked through … Continue reading

Italy: Venice ~ Day 10 (Part 1)

 ♪”I’m on a gondola and, we’re going slow and, my guy is hot and…”♪ ~ Amanda D.  Monday, May 2nd 2011: Venice Early wake-up call this morning, but thank goodness there was no packing up or dragging bags anywhere. We were in Venice and today were heading out to the main island =) The train took us out … Continue reading

Italy: Milan ~ Day 8

Milano! Some swanky shopping, panzarottis and more gelato please?! Saturday, April 30th 2011: Milan  This morning’s routine lead to Milan. Having a much different feel than where we’d been so far, it was much more metropolitan with it’s busy streets, tall buildings, designer stores and expensive cars everywhere. We did a quick walk through first, heading to a little … Continue reading

Italy: Pisa & The Cinque Terre ~ Day 7

Perfect pesto and colourful buildings… Friday, April 29th 2011: Pisa & The Cinque Terre I heard Space was fun, but it didn’t seem like I missed out on much. After packing up, breakfast, bus prep and the day song we were well on our way. First stop, Pisa. I don’t think I was expecting it to … Continue reading

Italy: Florence and Me ~ Day 6 (Part 2)

Un buon 24 ore di Firenze… – 6 hrs. of just Florence & Me Thursday, April 28th 2011: Florence I walked back down the street with no particular agenda. I found a small currency exchange place that had the best rates I’d come across and it was directly across from the Ponte Vecchio, so I followed the road up that … Continue reading

Italy: Florence and Me ~ Day 6 (Part 1)

Un buon 24 ore di Firenze… – The first 3 hrs. Thursday, April 28th 2011: Florence BTW, the B&B Hotel Firenze Centro – definitely a great little budget hotel that I would stay at again. We had done quite a bit of walking over the last couple days so far, but we were still ambitious enough to be up early … Continue reading