For our stay in Florence, we were lucky to get a good deal on the four-star Plaza Hotel Lucchesi Hotel, located just off the river Arno. Although it’s not in walking distance of the train station- especially with our backpacks, there is a bus that stops just outside the building. Of course, we never quite … More Hotel Review: Florence- Plaza Lucchesi
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- if I do nothing but visit different churches on my next visit to Rome, I’ll be happy. When traveling around Europe, I try to make sure that I visit a church or two- they’re like jewel boxes of art and architecture scattered throughout the city. Even … More Church Hopping in Rome
My visit to Italy was already several weeks into our trip around Europe, and we hadn’t quite gotten around to planning our days the way we should have. This, of course, backfired pretty spectacularly when it came to getting tickets to visit the Vatican with less than a 24 hour’s notice.
Cue the frantic googling montage as we tried to figure out a way to get last minute tickets to see the landmark.
Visitors do not need to pay to visit Vatican City itself, but tickets are mandatory to visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums- the things I actually wanted to see! … More Visiting the Vatican
One of the first things people talk about regarding their visit to Italy is the food. Gelato, pizza, pasta, pastry- the list is endless; my self-restraint is not. Now, most people know; no one is more willing to risk it all than a lactose intolerant person facing a tasty, dairy filled treat, but having had … More On Being Lactose Intolerant In Italy