Pisa

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg About 3 hours bus ride from Rome is a place that has one of the most impressive squares in the world… Pisa, located in the Italian region of Tuscany. Our coach took us to a parking lot where we took a fun ride on a…

Churches in Rome

Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras! — Mehmet Murat Ildan Rome has around 900 churches so it is really the best place in the world to visit some of these wonderful churches. Aside from the Papal Basilica of St Peter, here is a small church…

Rome on a Rainy Day

“It does not usually rain in Rome, which makes a wet day somewhat of a special occasion.” – unknown While planning on this trip, we didn’t even have a clue that these two iconic Roman buildings, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, are just standing quite near each other. The first time we found…

Vatican City

“Church is who we are not where we go.” Author unknown Vatican City is the world’s smallest fully independent nation-state. It is home of the Pope and is known for the Sistine Chapel, the St Peter’s Basilica, the St Peter’s Square and the Vatican Museum. We were dropped off by our tour bus outside the…

Rome at Night

“Italy will never be a normal country, because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.” – Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy… __________________________________🚞🚎🚗🚃🛫🚠 Travelling to Rome when it was nearly night time gave it a feeling of…

Assisi

”A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – Francis of Assisi __________________________________🚞🚎🚗🚃🛫🚠 Travelling from Burano to Assisi, the scenery was simply breathtaking. Glad we were awake the whole time to experience it all. Please click image to enlarge. __________________________________🚞🚎🚗🚃🛫🚠 Assisi is a small town in Central Umbria. It is a UNESCO Heritage…

Colourful Burano

“I am a believer that colors affects people’s moods.” – Lily Pulitzer __________________________________🚞🚎🚗🚃🛫🚠 On the Road from Venice to Burano… Burano is just a day trip away from Venice on a vaporetto. It takes about half an hour travelling time between the two islands. This is what can be seen along the way. Please click…

Gondola Ride…

“Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water.” – unknown You can never travel to Venice and not go on a gondola ride. It may be very “touristy” or maybe too expensive…but a gondola ride is quintessential to Venice. Some people in our tour group didn’t want to…

Venice …Breathtaking by Day

“It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful colour and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.” – Nanette Lepore Oh Venice… who wouldn’t fall in love with you! It is a…

Venice … Magnificent at Night

“In the glare of the day, there is little poetry about Venice, but under the charitable moon, her stained palaces are white again.” – Mark Twain We had a full day in Verona… so some decided to just stay in their hotels to rest. But the day wasn’t over yet for those who opted for…

A Glimpse of Verona

With the limited time that we had, it was a surprise that we were even able to see quite a bit of Verona. First thing that we saw as we alighted from our coach was the Resurrecturis, a beautiful neoclassical architecture. Later on did I find out that this was the main entrance to the…

The Serenity of Lake Lugano

“Stay close to the serenity of a lake to meet your own peace of mind.” – Munia Khan __________________________________🚞🚎🚗🚃🛫🚠 It was very early and we were on our way to Lugano. Such refreshing scenery to start the day. Please click image to enlarge. __________________________________🚞🚎🚗🚃🛫🚠 Lugano, Switzerland is also called “Monte Carlo of Switzerland” because of…