A different side of Rome

I’ve been to Rome almost ten times now. My visits are always short and I get to see the same things over and over again, but I also try to do something new every time I am there. The first time I was in Rome I was actually disappointed. Sure, there a some pretty things,…

Time travel to ancient Rome

Rome had always been a place I was interested in. In three years of ancient Latin classes in secondary school, I learned about the Romans and the many stories that come from the Roman age. In my imagination Rome was still like in the ancient days. You could still visit the ruins and experience what…

The grass is always greener through the keyhole

“Maltese knights. Why do they still exist? Who are they? Do they carry swords? Chainmail?” These thoughts go through my head as I am walking up the hill. They go along with: “Isn’t it weird to walk up to a building and peek through their keyhole?” And yet this is on the list of tourist…

On top of things

Goodbye day. Most of my group went home and only me and two boys stayed behind in Rome. Since I had an extra day in Rome I decided to drag the boys out to the Vatican for some self-reflection and amazing views. As always the line to get into the Vatican’s massive cathedral St Peter…

One day, five towns

I’d heard about it. I’d seen the pictures. I’d never been there myself. In the north of Italy, along the Mediterranean sea you find five little towns that are connected by dozens of steps. The Cinque Terre are a popular tourist destination that I finally got to visit. I was staying in Viareggio, so took…

Collect them all art

In Italy I saw a lot of cool thing and one of them was a street sign with a little man on it. Soon I discovered that there were hepas of them all over the place; Rome, Florence, Pisa. Time for a little look on google. As it turns out there a so many different…

Country roads

After visiting some Italian cities, my group went to a villa in Chianciano Terme. It was amazing to see the quiet little town after the busy streets of Rome and the overwhelming buildings in Florence. There were no other tourists here. All we saw were tiny streets, where cars struggled to get through. Occasionally there…