Sunday, August 9, 2020

UPDATING MY TRAVEL eDIARY 18: MADE IN ITALY

 ROME AND VATICAN

June 8 to June 11, 2015

 

    ROME, the Eternal City, Italy's capital, home to the Vatican as well as world-class art & ancient ruins like the Colosseum. Yes, the Colosseum, my 4th New 7 wonders of the world.


THE COLOSSEUM


Get In: Flying with >>> RYANAIR, the largest budget airline in Europe, from MARRAKECH to Rome


Get Around: by Rome Metro but most of the time by foot


Accommodation: >>> HOTEL KATTY


Attractions:  In my 3 whole days in Rome, I visited most of their top sights, The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica & Square (sakto nag mimisa si Pope ng dumating ako), Pantheon, Trevi Fountain (unfortunately under repair), Roman and Trajan Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Piazza Venezia and more.


ST PETER'S SQUARE


FLORENCE AND PISA

June 11 to June 12, 2015

 

Get In: I traveled to Florence from Rome by >>>TRENITALIA. Feeling local, I purchased my ticket upon arrival at the station. Here is the website for more info. ☝


Get Around: by foot


Accommodation: >>> HOTEL SOLE


Attractions: I like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a cathedral with iconic red dome and also chasing sunset at Ponte Vecchio is awesome.


PONTE VECCHIO


    Visiting Leaning Tower of Pisa is only half day trip from Florence.  Take the train from Florence to Pisa, then take a short walk to the Leaning Tower and return to Florence by train after photoshoot.

 

LEANING TOWER OF PISA

VENICE

June 12 to June 14, 2015

 

Get In: by >>> TRENITALIA from Florence to Venice.


Get Around: by foot & by boat


Accommodation: >>> VENICE STAR


Attractions: The whole city of Venice is attraction. There is also a half-day sightseeing tour by boat to Murano, Burano & Torcello islands in Venetian lagoon.




MILAN

June 14 to June 16, 2015

 

    The most fashionable city in Italy, not charming as Venice and Rome but worth it to visit.

 

Get In: by TRENITALIA from Venice to Milan


Get Around: by foot & by metro


Accommodation: >>> SANTA LUCIA SUITE MILAN


Attractions: the famous Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The World Expo 2015, hosted by Milan, is on-going that time, nag punta ako kahit malakas ang ulan.

DUOMO DI MILANO


Ang tagal ng stay ko dito sa Italy kaya sa Italian embassy ako kumuha ng Visa.
Ganon yon!