10 Apr, 2017 in Tivoli

To wrap up the wonderful daytrip to Tivoli from Rome with my little sis (see previous “Gardens of Villa d’Este : Tivoli”), I’ll take you on a walking tour around Tivoli and we’ll end it at the Parco Villa Gregoriana down the town acropolis with dream-like forests, gorges, waterfalls, and – ofcourse – gorgeous historical architecture and […]

12 Jun, 2016 in Tivoli
Villa dEste Tivoli (16)

If you’re looking for a quick getaway from Rome, Tivoli is a great option. A magical old town filled with gardens, mansions, old streets, mountain scenery with deep valleys, filled with UNESCO heritage sites in every corner. One of the most impressive sites I visited in Tivoli is the Villa d’Este with its remarkable 16-th century Renaissance gardens. You […]

8 Mar, 2016 in Central Italy
Foof museum Naples Italy-021

I really like funky off-the-beaten track museums about something unexpected. The Foof dog museum in the middle of nowhere Italy is a great example of such a ‘museum’. We were looking for something interesting to break up the three hour trip from Naples to Rome, and we somehow found our way to discover a unique specialty […]

24 Jan, 2016 in Rome
Ancient Palatine Palatino Hill Rome (8)

Rome offers many remarkable and relatively well-preserved historical sites, but modern times and the development of Rome throughout the centuries has made it rather difficult to really get a feel of ancient times without any modern buildings around. But Palatine Hill and the nearby Roman Forum areas will take you back in time to show you a bit of […]

13 Jan, 2016 in Rome
Altare della Patria Piazza Venezia Rome-013

If you’re looking for scenic views from a hilltop at ancient Rome, then head over to the Terrace of the Chariots at the Altare della Patria near Piazza Venezia and take it all in. If you’re willing to wait a bit and put in some cash, you can even take the elevator higher up for even more […]

8 Dec, 2015 in Abruzzo
Castello Piccolomini Celano Italy (32)

On the way back to Rome from the gorgeous off-the-beaten track area of Abruzzo, we stopped at the Castello Piccolomini in Celano. Like in Pacentro the mountain view overlooking the valley was spectacular, and the old fort made for an especially magical feel. The castle dates back to the 14th centruy, built by a count who later joined […]

13 Nov, 2015 in Abruzzo
Pacentro Abruzzo Italy (11)

Italy has lots of gorgeous places to visit, but most of the top familiar attractions are packed with tourists. We were looking for something not too far away from Rome but a bit off the beaten track, where there’s a chance that we’ll be the only foreign tourists. Abruzzo, east of Rome, offers many such […]

21 Oct, 2015 in Rome
Colosseum Rome Italy (4)

The Colosseum, one of the world’s most recognizable relics of the ancient world, representing a long gone era of a great empire. With all that’s Italy been through since it’s a miracle it stands as it does. The problem with universality recognized symbols is that they are considered a must-do attractions for all visitors and […]

14 Oct, 2015 in Rome, Visions
Pacentro Abruzzo Italy (1)

After a week of Northern Italy in the tourist meccas of Florence and Milan, it was time to venture to the less visited parts of Italy. Abruzzo, only a few hours east to Rome, has a few scenic mountain national parks and roads with lots of hotsprings and hidden old towns. We ventured out to […]

13 Sep, 2015 in Rome
Trajan's Forum Rome Italy (12)

Roaming through the gorgeous city of Rome there were historical and architectural gems in every corner. At the heart of Rome, not too far away from the Coliseum, is Trajan’s Forum, a public square erected by emperor Trajan to celebrate the captures from Dacia in 106AD. It’s quite surprising how much still remains today, surrounding […]

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