THE TIPPING POINT

After spending 2 days in Rome, we took a train to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. After arriving at the Pisa Centrale train station, it was just an half hour walk to the Leaning Tower. We took a quick detour to view the mural of Keith Haring: Tuttomondo - the theme [...]

MAKE A WISH

Legend has it that by throwing one coin into the fountain ensures a return trip to Rome. I can’t wait to go back! The Trevi Fountain is spectacular both day and night. I was lucky enough to see it in both scenarios. It is a massive, two-tiered fountain, sunk into the street and big enough [...]

A DAY IN THE VATICAN

On our second day of our Italy trip, we went ‘out’ of Rome to visit The Vatican City. Not exactly out and away of course since Vatican is situated within Rome itself. The Vatican City, with a population of 900, is the smallest sovereign nation in the world. It covers just over 100 acres, but [...]

WALKING THE SAME STREETS AS JULIUS CAESAR ONCE DID

After the Colosseum, we headed to the Roman Forum. Between eras of rule by kings and emperors, the Roman Forum was where the first senate and republican government held court. Today, it is an archeological site of ruins, temples and royal residences that stretch back to the 7th century B.C. It is a confusing complex [...]

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?

All roads lead to Rome and one of the city’s most iconic buildings – the Colosseum. Built around 80AD, it once held over 50,000 spectators who came to watch the best in Roman entertainment. You could see gladiators fighting, wild animal hunts with exotic species like tigers and elephants, or plays being performed, and even [...]