Italy Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Nov)
Colosseum Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Nov)
Colosseum and cafe with history
The Colosseum, the greatest amphitheater of the Roman Empire and still the landmark of Rome. We visited in October where the sun set quite early. We arrived just before sunset and hence could only manage to walk from the outskirts. Next time we would join a guided tour.
There are several sightseeing points around the Colosseum and it was a great walk around Rome where we ended in the Sciasia Caffe 1919 after an hour or so, a few streets from the Vatican.
Sciasia Caffe 1919
Address: Via Fabio Massimo, n.80/a, 00192 Roma
They have its unique blend of coffee and pastries are surprisingly good as well. No wonder it stands from 1919 till now. What a wonderful found!
MUST-VISIT places in Rome️🇮🇹⛲️
Rome, the eternal city🇮🇹, is a captivating blend of history, art, and culture, where ancient ruins coexist with vibrant modern life, offering visitors a journey through time and a glimpse into the heart of Western civilization🪵. And there are 4 places you never want to miss out!💚🤍❤️
1⃣️Piazza di Spagna⛲️
- Embark on a captivating journey to Piazza di Spagna, an enchanting Roman square that beckons with the allure of its iconic Spanish Steps, rich cultural tapestry, and an atmosphere that exudes old-world charm💗!
- Unearth the heart of Rome at Piazza Venezia , a central square that stands as a testament to the city's historical legacy. Behold the grandeur of the Altare della Patria monument, an awe-inspiring symbol that narrates the story of the ages🏷️.
- Transport yourself to an era of majesty and excitement at theColosseum , where the echoes of ancient roars still resonate. Immerse yourself in the history of epic gladiatorial contests that once merged spectacle and history within these monumental walls🪵.
Step into the vibrant tapestry of Roman life at Piazza Navona , a bustling square that radiates the city's essence. Behold dynamic fountains⛲️ that dance to the rhythm of the past and marvel at the intricate Baroque architecture that frames this lively masterpiece.
Have a good Trip!!!💙
Located just east of the Roman Forum, the massive stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people. In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum—officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater—with 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights.
After four centuries of active use, the magnificent arena fell into neglect, and up until the 18th century it was used as a source of building materials. Though two-thirds of the original Colosseum has been destroyed over time, the amphitheater remains a popular tourist destination, as well as an iconic symbol of Rome and its long, tumultuous history.
🇮🇹 Unraveling the Eternal Charm of Rome!
📍 **Hotel Recommendation: The Grand Colosseum Hotel** 🏨
Step into the lap of luxury at The Grand Colosseum Hotel, where history meets elegance. Situated just a stone's throw away from the iconic Colosseum, this hotel is the epitome of convenience and opulence. Upon arrival, I was greeted warmly by the hospitable staff and instantly captivated by the stunning views of the ancient amphitheater from the rooftop terrace.
The rooms at The Grand Colosseum Hotel exude sophistication and comfort, offering a perfect retreat after a day of exploration. The sumptuous beddings and contemporary amenities made me feel right at home. Not to mention, the hotel's central location allowed me to easily access other major attractions like the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking convenience.
💡 **Travel Tip:** Be sure to indulge in the hotel's rooftop restaurant during sunset. The panoramic view of the Colosseum bathed in golden hues is an experience you won't want to miss!
🏛️ **Must-Visit Attraction: The Vatican City & St. Peter's Basilica** 🏛️
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring Vatican City. As I entered St. Peter's Square, I was humbled by the grandeur of the iconic Basilica in front of me. The sheer size and intricate architecture left me in awe. Once inside, I marveled at Michelangelo's stunning masterpiece, the Pieta, and climbed to the top of the Dome for breathtaking views of the city.
💡 **Travel Tip:** To avoid long lines, pre-book your tickets online, or consider joining a guided tour for a more insightful experience.
🚴 **Perfect Itinerary: Exploring Rome by Vespa** 🛵
Embrace the Roman spirit and embark on an exhilarating Vespa adventure through the city's charming streets and historic landmarks. Renting a Vespa was an incredible way to navigate Rome like a local. I zipped through narrow alleys, witnessed the magnificent Trevi Fountain, and even stumbled upon lesser-known gems like the Aventine Keyhole, offering a unique view of St. Peter's Dome framed perfectly in the distance.
💡 **Travel Tip:** If you're not comfortable riding a Vespa yourself, guided Vespa tours are available, providing a safe and thrilling way to explore the city.
Rome, with its timeless allure, has left an indelible mark on my heart. From the luxurious stay at The Grand Colosseum Hotel to the spiritual journey at St. Peter's Basilica and the thrilling Vespa adventure, every moment in this eternal city was enchanting. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or a romantic at heart, Rome promises an unforgettable experience that will resonate with you long after you bid arrivederci! 🇮🇹✨
Milan Cathedral Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Nov)
Lost in the centuries
In the heart of Milan, my journey through Duomo di Milano was a captivating blend of history, art, and breathtaking views. As I ascended the stairs to the terraces, the cityscape unfolded beneath me, a modern metropolis juxtaposed against the timeless beauty of the cathedral’s spires.
The sculptures adorning the exterior told tales of craftsmanship and dedication. Each intricately carved figure seemed to breathe life into the stone, whispering stories of the artisans who had left their mark over the centuries. It was a tangible connection to the past, a living testament to the city’s rich history.
Reaching the terraces, the panoramic view was nothing short of enchanting. Milan stretched out in all directions, a vibrant canvas of life and culture. The juxtaposition of ancient architecture against the backdrop of a modern cityscape created a visual symphony that left me in awe.
Inside the cathedral, the play of sunlight through stained glass bathed the space in a kaleidoscope of colors. The air was filled with a sense of reverence as I wandered through the vast interior, marveling at the intricate details of the chapels and the soaring arches above.
Duomo di Milano was not merely a structure; it was an immersive experience that transcended time. Each step carried me through centuries of history. Imagine, they spent over 6 centuries to build it! 😍Each glance revealed the artistry of those who had contributed to its creation. It was a day where the beauty of the view, the allure of the sculptures, and the richness of history converged, creating a memory etched in the tapestry of my traveling.
I definitely recommend to buy a tickets to the top 🔝 upstairs, it’s a pure beauty, combined with city view, which I explained above. :)
#freehotelstay#italy #italytrip #milano #duomomilano #milan #milancathedral
Milan and Venice: The Best of Italy
Embark on a journey through Milan and Venice, two iconic cities in Italy. From Milan's vibrant energy to Venice's romantic canals, these destinations offer a memorable experience.
Milano with love
if Italy is the country of romance, then Milan would be its capital. The city is filled with unexpected joy at every turn, be it historical monuments like the Milan Duomo, the Last Supper, Da Vinci's wineyard etc. Also, you will find tons of great food here from all parts of Italy and internationally as well - do try their famous risotto and chicken cutlet! One will never get bored with a trip to Milan! #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #foodie #awesomepic
The Stunning Milan Cathedral (Duomo Di Milano)
The Milan cathedral or most widely known as the Duomo di Milano in Milan, Italy, is absolutely stunning and worth the time to visit. This cathedral is one of the largest in Milan and one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. It shows great attention to details as it's architectural design is just pure genius and it takes centuries to complete building it. You can't help but stand in awe on this holy ground as I admire the fine arts and beauty in this place of worship. You can also climb up flights of stairs to the top of Duomo di milano and you can get an even upclose view to the statues on the sides of this cathedral, at the top. Be it day or night, the Milan cathedral is beautiful as it is and every angle of it looks incredible. I highly recommend everyone to come here.
Dolomites Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Nov)
Awe-Struck by Nature's Might: Can You Spot Me?
Amidst the towering peaks of majestic mountains, I find myself humbled by the sheer scale of nature's creations. As I stand here, surrounded by the vast wilderness, I am reminded of my own insignificance in the grand scheme of things. Can you spot me, a tiny speck in this awe-inspiring landscape? In the face of nature's might, I am reminded of the power and beauty that exists beyond our human realm. 🏔️🔍
The Dolomites, also known as the Dolomite Mountains, Dolomite Alps or Dolomitic Alps, are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east.
Stunning view for hikers.
Very lucky to experience fantastic weather on our Dolomites day tour. Views of the mountains was simply breathtaking 😍
Unbelievable Views: Hiking Adventures in the Dolomites 🔥
The Dolomites are a hiker's paradise, offering unrivaled beauty and breathtaking views at every turn. Recently, I embarked on a hiking expedition equipped with the latest outdoor clothing from ODLO. The quality of their gear exceeded my expectations and enhanced my overall experience. As I trekked through the pass of Falzarego, gazed upon the majestic Mount Pelmo, and marveled at the sunset from Rifugio Lagazuoi, the Dolomites displayed their awe-inspiring beauty. With every step, I felt a deep connection to nature and a sense of adventure. The mountains beckon, and I eagerly await my upcoming autumn escapades in the Dolomites.
Lake Como Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Nov)
Lake Como, an Italian gem nestled in the foothills of the Alps, captivates with its serene beauty and historic charm. The azure waters are framed by lush hills and elegant villas, creating a picturesque setting that has drawn celebrities and travelers for centuries. The lake's quaint villages, like Bellagio and Varenna, offer cobblestone streets, local cafes, and stunning vistas. Ferries ply the waters, offering enchanting rides between towns. While the area exudes luxury, it's equally accessible for budget travelers. Whether you're exploring historical sites, indulging in authentic Italian cuisine, or simply relaxing lakeside, Lake Como's allure is undeniable.
Lake Como, Italy
Bellagio is a beautiful town located on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. Known as the "Pearl of Lake Como," it offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The town's narrow streets, colorful buildings, and charming cafes create a romantic and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks along the waterfront promenade, explore historic sites, and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine.
Lake Como itself is famous for its natural beauty, elegant villas, and opportunities for boating and water sports. With its captivating scenery and enchanting ambiance, Bellagio and Lake Como are popular destinations for couples and those seeking a picturesque getaway.
The Beuatiful Lake Como In Italty
Did u know the famous actor George Clooney has a house at Lake como in Italy? I am a fan girl and I knew I had to visit lake como for it's beauty and to see if I had the luck of bumping into George Clooney.
Once at Lake Como, it is a pretty and quiet water town, with colourful houses seated on the hills and facing the bay area. The scenery and view is breathtaking and what I see look like those in paintings. It's no wonder why George clooney would want to stay in Lake Como. The place is peaceful and not crowded. You also get to see landmarks like the tempo voltiano, which is a nice historical building/museum at Lake como, and you will also see a beautiful hotel called the Palace hotel. Come here to Lake como and marvel at this stunning views and who knows you may bump into George Clooney.
Lake Como is such a beautiful place. It is near the border ith Switzerland, very close, like 20-30 km. It is also near Milan, like 70 km. Very nice spot for a vacation. It is so peaceful. You can also spot houses owned by Holywood super stars. The lake is quite big and you can rent boats or you can drive on the road that surrounds the lake. Don’t forget to try the famous italian pizza and pasta.
#como #lakecomo #italy
Amalfi Coast Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Nov)
Enjoying lemon sorbetto in Amalfi Coast 🍋
Getting There - Amalfi coast also known as Costiera Amalfitana is located near Sorrento and it is reachable by bus form Sorrento or boat.
Attractions - Vietri sul Mare, Maiori and Ravello are near Amalfi coast and easy to reach from here.
Hotels - Hotel miramalfi has sea access to Grotta Smeraldo located on the cliffside, it is a high rated property in Amalfi.
Food & Restaurants - Pizza, Pasta, and seafood! Suggest to try the lemon sorbetto which cost 8 euro approximately and lemon granita(shaved ice) 5 euro
Shopping - Via Lorenzo D'Amalfi provides a variety of shops to buy unique products.
PATH OF THE GODS , ALMAFI COAST
PATH OF THE GODS, ALMAFI COAST
Dari kawasan pergunungan kita menuju ke pinggir lautan … dari utara minggir ke selatan. The famous Almafi Coast, a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. Kawasan dengan tebing tinggi di sepanjang pinggir laut yang menghubungkan penempatan tepi laut yang cukup terkenal, definitely one of the most beautiful part of Italy 🇮🇹 . The not so good thing is this place can be crowded and expensive especially in peak season.
So that’s why I choose to travel on the off season and the best way to explore this region in my opinion is by foot. Terdapat banyak hiking trails di sepanjang tebing tinggi pinggir laut dengan view yang cukup dramatic di antara bandar Almafi dan Positano but I choose the most famous—the Sentiero degli Dei or Path of the Gods!
This 8 kilometres hike between the village of Bomerano to Nocella, Positano and vice versa will take around 2 to 4 hours (depending on how many times you stops to take in all the views).
So how difficult it is? It’s can be easy to moderate difficulty… you find it easy if you are an experienced hiker … which I’m not and I find it was not too bad .. BUT … bare in mind that this hike is not for everyone and never ever underestimate the risks because some of the paths are rough, very exposed and narrow with loose stones. So be extra careful with your feet.
The important thing to know is it’s much easier to start your hike from the village Bomerano (easily reach by bus from Almafi) and end it in Nocella because the hike mostly downhill.
But if you up for something more challenging you can do it the opposite way 🤷🏼♂️.
Bila dah habis hike sampai Nocella tu boleh la menuju Positano menggunakan bas atau turun melalui 1500 anak tangga. Sebenarnya time aku sampai Nocella tu ngam2 sunset … almaklumlah off season pukul 5 pm dah sunset … maka dengan kaki mcm rasa nak tercabut dah dan dalam keadaan gelap gelita berpandukan torchlight handphone aku rendah je la anak-anak tangga tu sampai Positano … azab betul rasanya 😅
I just love hiking/ tracking along the coastline - you’ll have epic seascapes, dramatic cliffs, and epic coastal scenery. I have a chance to do a few costal hike around Europe and here are my top 3 so far :
1. Fira to Oia, Santorini
2. Path of The Gods, Almafi Coast
3. Monterosso to Vernazza, Cinque Terre
A piece of heaven like ( Amalfi Coast)
in Campania region of Italy , there is a 50 kilometer beautiful coastline. the name is , Amalfi Coast. it is a UNesco world heritage and when i saw its photos i decided to go there for a few days and see with my eyes and take photos. Amalfi has also sky-high costal cliffs with a multicolored town. if you go via Ss163 highway, you have amazing view. its better someone drive and you see beatiful places and take photos. there are bus and boat shuttles services also. the first amazing place to visit is ( Positano) the most picturesque town in Amalfi coast. also visit (Marina Grande Beach). Amalfi town was nice also to visit. Winding Roads and Emerald Grotto were also great places. there are many cheap and mid price hotels there to stay. and also enjoy Italian restaurants. #beachlife #amalficoast #italy #trip #travelinspiration #touristsattraction
Travelling in Amalfi
Amalfi is a beautiful place for travelling. The beaches, church, and local shops are special. However, there is always packed with people. Also, some of the Italians are rude by keep pushing us during queuing. Plus, we have been jumping queue by the Italians.#amalficoast
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