Vatican: Pope Watch

An essential part of visiting Rome (and an opportunity to get your country count up) is taking a look at Vatican City, the world’s smallest country and home to the Pope, who was unfortunately out on the day we visited. We hopped on the metro and headed to Ottaviano station, from which the Vatican is anContinue reading “Vatican: Pope Watch”

Rome: The Not So Ancient Bit

Looking damn good is a bit of a theme in Rome because the extraordinary sights don’t stop at the Colosseum. We decided to wander towards the Trevi Fountain, about a 20 minute walk from the Colosseum. I admittedly didn’t know much about the fountain other than the fact it was lucky to throw money in. IContinue reading “Rome: The Not So Ancient Bit”

Rome: The Ancient Bit

The sun was shining, the temperature had rocketed and the train was on time. From the outset, I knew I was going to love Rome and it’s certainly placed itself as one of my favourite cities. 4 days was a good amount of time to get round and see the main sights but I couldContinue reading “Rome: The Ancient Bit”

Italy: A Pisa the Action

After indulging on yet more fantastic pizza and surveying the dizzying Duomo by night, we woke up early the next day to embark on a day trip to one of my favourite landmarks – the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. We were hoping for a double decker train to take us there but just missed itContinue reading “Italy: A Pisa the Action”

Italy: Going with the Flo

Due to the super fast high speed Italian trains, it only took just over half an hour to get from Bologna to Florence. The train was super swanky too. I’d definitely advise pre-booking tickets online a few weeks beforehand. Not only was the train pretty busy but the prices are a hell of a lotContinue reading “Italy: Going with the Flo”

Bologna: The Italian Job

There’s a hell of a lot to love about Italy. Almost all of my favourite foods come from there, it’s got a climate that dances all over the UK’s and has so many fantastic cities and locations to its name. I had visited there briefly in 2013 at the beginning of my backpacker life. ItContinue reading “Bologna: The Italian Job”