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Last Day in Rome

Since it was our last day in Italy, we finally allowed ourselves to have a lazy morning before heading off to have a look at the Protestant Cemetery. On the way to the cemetery, we spotted two ancient Roman temples, … Continue reading

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Last Days in Rome Part 2

Our second to last day in Rome involved a lot more walking around. First up, we passed the Trevi Fountain again and stopped to watch the workers vacuuming up all the coins. Then we headed to the Spanish Steps, which … Continue reading

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Florence at First Glance

Our trip to Florence from Pisa was an easy one, but could have turned out quite differently. We didn’t book a train in advance, but arrived at the Pisa train station at 9:27am just in time for the 9:32am train to Florence. … Continue reading

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Pisa and Lucca

Since I’ve already seen so many photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it didn’t come as a great surprise. The towers itself was actually smaller than I had imagined it to be based on the pictures I had seen, but … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre

We only had one day to see Cinque Terre, so we managed to see four of the famous five colourful coastal villages. The first village was Riomaggiore where we enjoyed great sea views. We climbed up some big old castle … Continue reading

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La Spezia and Porto Venere

The main reason we decided to stay in La Spezia was because we wanted to see Cinque Terre (the famous five towns along the coast). However, we were visiting outside of peak tourist season, so we figured that there wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Cremona

We headed to Cremona for the last weekend of their Festa del Torrone. Cremona is relatively small, but it seemed clean and safe. The festival itself was awesome. There were lots of market stalls selling nougat, candied nuts, roasted nuts, … Continue reading

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Venice

Going from Naples to Venice was like going from one country to another. The difference between the two cities was extreme. Where Naples was dirty and authentic, Venice was clean and touristy. Where Naples was an exciting and sometimes hair … Continue reading

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Oplontis – The Villa of Poppea

The last place we visited during our stay at Naples was the Villa of Poppea at Oplontis. As you enter, you receive a little red book which gives you a very good description of each room in the villa. I … Continue reading

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Pompeii

Ever since I did a project on Pompeii when I was 10, I’ve wanted to visit the ruins there. I was certainly not disappointed, but there were a couple of things that made me prefer the ruins at Herculaneum over … Continue reading

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