Right now my dear sister is in a 18+ and sunny Rome!
Am I jealous? Hell yes! Italy is actually my favourite country in Europe and I have only been to Rome once, and way too short time as well! Only a few days, we really used all days for sightseeing as there is so much to see.
Below you have a very unhappy me because we managed to WALK around the whole Vatican city, we asked where the entrance is and well, someone pointed in the wrong direction which resulted in us walking ALL THE WAY AROUND the whole thing during an extreme hot day…looong walk I can tell from experience.
But it was well worth it! We had to stand in a quite long line but we got in. And Piazza San Pietro is really awesome. You can imagine the atmosphere when all these people gather to see the Pope waving. Unfortunately we could not enter the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano because stupid me had a tube top on. Apparently shoulders are really naughty according to the catholics…beware!
I am not sure I need to say so much about Il Duomo, Cupola di Santa Maria del Fiore. It is a very beautiful church, more impressive from the outside though as I think most churches are. We had perfect weather and Florence is so small that you really can walk all over town without getting too exhausted.
It is really a fantastic town to just enjoy, walk around, drink some nice cold beer, sit at cafés and watch the classy and well dressed Italian people walking by…
My second trip with my darling went to Italy, which became my most favourite country in the world at first sight. Our first stop on the 2 week Italy Tour was Florence, probably the most beautiful place on earth. There is something about the light in Florence! It is magical!
In order to save money and see as many places as possible we lived in “house tents”, I think it was only around 10€ per person and night and also free parking (as we had a rental car). Below are pictures of the house tents, a really great way to live in a warm country in August. The below is Michelangelo Camping, a lot of backpackers and a great atmosphere! The chain also has campings in Rome and Venice where both locations had pools and hot tubs as well…