You probably wouldn’t have guessed it, but with all my city trips and world tours I had never made it to one of the most important European capitals. Again and again I saved up Rome „for later“ and thought I will have to go there on a long weekend, probably almost a week, once I have more time. In June this year I finally wanted to go – the wait had been long enough! 😉 So me and my parents booked a trip for the Whitsun weekend. We found a nice apartment near the Colosseum and visited Rome’s highlights in 2,5 days. It’s possible, but only with a lot of advance planning and organization (and early mornings).
We started our first day bright and early at the Colosseum. Even though we queued up at the online tickets-line, there were already some people in front of us and it was good to have been there 30 min before opening time. Then, we were finally able to enter…and WOWWW! This really blew me away!!! Of course, I had seen many pictures before – but really standing in this big arena myself, was something different. The size really impressed me and I could vividly imagine, how gladiators fought for their lives back then.
Early morning in Rome…
The 3 of us in the Colosseum
The Colosseum in all its glory
A couple of months ago we went on a trip to Naples. Yes – I admit: I have been lazy again with blogging. Now I want to catch up before embarking on the next trip…
Naples had been on my „wish list“ for long time already. I’ve always wanted to see Vesuvius, explore Pompeii and eat the best pizza of Italy (and therefore: of the world!?). We managed to do all this and a little more in the 3 days we had, even though 3 days were a little short for the region – there is just so much more to see and do! To see everything properly, I would recommend staying for at least a week.
Typical small courtyard
Suddenly we landed in this picturesque neighbourhood
View from our balcony
Unfortunately the first day was a bit grey and rainy-ish, which was OK for sightseeing in the city since you always end up going inside in between.
This year I had planned to take a city trip on my birthday and go somewhere warm, where the sun is shining. Delicious food would also be nice. So it basically came down to Italy! Unfortunately, Mid-August is high season and cities like Florence and Naples (on my wish list for a very long time) were too busy. This is why we had decided to go to Bologna! I didn’t know much about the city, but a quick Google image search revealed that it was a nice enough city to justify going there. So we booked and went to Bologna!
Bologna is a beautiful city, most houses are colored in an earthy brown. Somehow it has a medieval touch to it. Note: I can recommend Bologna under any kind of weather conditions, as