I have been to more than 23 countries in Europe, but Italy is one of my favorites. It’s a big country and very diverse. From the vineyards, to the coasts and everything in between. I have been several times and I could go back to discover and enjoy even more; I’ve only touched on some of the splendor of this amazing country.
Rome is a must for every visit, from the Coliseum where one can even learn to be a gladiator; to the Vatican City with it’s amazing museum and maybe even the chance of seeing the pope. The Pantheon and the Piazza Navona and wonderful statues are also incredible. The Trevi Fountain is a must, throw a coin and you will return, I did and I returned. Taking the on-off Hopper Bus is a great way to get around the city and see almost everything you want to see. Getting an advance ticket and skip the line to the Vatican is a absolute must.
The Amalfi Coast is a delightful area near to the renown Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii. If one stands silent you can almost feel the more than 20,000 people that lived there before the eruption, amazing that over 80% survived.
Capri is pure romance—dramatic views, the bluest ocean you’ve ever seen, even the scent of lemon blossoms in the air. The luminescent Blue Grotto, striking Faraglioni Rocks and the Palazzo al Mare are popular with travelers, but for a real treat, snorkel at Marina Piccola beach. We took a boat over to Capri where we spent the day, had a picnic and walked the beautiful town.
Siena, we fell in love with this wonderful city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.
I’m ready to go back, come with me I would love to show you around!