Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice)
After much procrastination, I'm finally done with the set of pictures for Italy!
(Still have Switzerland, Paris and London untouched.....)
Italy was totally a culture exploration for me.
Although it was a lil' tiring to stay alert and having to hold on to my bag tight all the time,
I truly enjoyed observing the Italian culture (and loved the food of course!)
I will try my best to make this post less wordy;
so I'll just list the names of the places that we visited,
followed by the photos of these beautiful sights.
Most of the breathtaking landscape photos were taken by le buddy
(You can find him on his Instagram!)
From our Airbnb accommodation,
we walked to Garbatella station and took the train to Ottaviano Station (changed line at Termini),
and walked to Vatican City.
After lunch, we explored Piazza Navona and Pantheon.
In the evening, we visited Trevi Fountain, only to find out that it was under renovation.......
(Not too sure when will it be fully done, so it's better for you to check
if you are heading there anytime soon!)
The next day, we visited San Paolo Church,
and visited the Ancient Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum),
and Altare Della Patria (Vittorio Emanuele II).
Headed to Castle Sant Angelo with the intention to catch sunset,
but arrived too late because the queue was way too long.
(So head there early if you intend to catch sunset there. I think the view will be magnificent!)
Trained to Florence from Rome (1.5 hours),
settled in our apartment, and headed out for lunch.
Checked out the gorgeous Florence Cathedral,
and headed to Palazzo Vecchio (aka Palazzo della Signoria)
to see the naked statue (David Michelangelo).
Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Michelangelo were next.
The next day, we took a regional train to Pisa
(purchased the tickets from self-service machine. Remember to validate!)
From the Pisa Centrale we purchased bus tickets and took LAM red line to Torre,
to arrive at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
On the 3rd day, we took the train to San Gimignano,
and spent slightly more than half a day there.
From our apartment, we walked to the main district,
and basically just explored the common tourist area such as Piazza San Marco.
On the second day, we travelled to Murano and Burano.
I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour! :)
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