From Italy

Venice, Italy


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A few things about Venice…

  • You will get lost. Just face it and enjoy the scenery.
  • When you do get lost, follow the yellow signs to the main attractions and try to relocate yourself.
  • There are only three bridges to cross the main canal. And a million others all across Venice.
  • A gondala ride is expensive and I never saw a steerer sing. There are also chances of encountering traffic.
  • Walk around and you’ll most likely fall on a random art exhibition of any kind.
  • Since Venice is gradually sinking, some tall buildings may seem a bit crooked.
  • Plaza de San Marco is gorgeous.
  • Beware of mosquitoes, especially at night.
  • The gelato in Venice is the cheapest I had in all of Italy.

Rome, Italy


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A few things about Rome…

  • Walk as much as you can. There is so much to see and beautiful architecture in Rome that you’re bound to fall on something interesting at every corner.
  • There are images and sculptures of the Romulus and Remus legend all over Rome, because the story says that they are founders of the city.
  • The Vatican church is worth seeing but make sure to cover your legs and shoulders.
  • Walk along the Spanish steps to the top and you can see a great view of the city. Then head down for very expensive shopping at Plaza di Spagna.
  • All around the colosseum and Palatine Hill are people dressed as gladiators hoping you’ll want to take a picture with them for a few euros.
  • Make sure to visit Trevi fountain and to throw a coin, not only for luck, but to guarantee a return to Rome.

Pisa, Italy


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A few things about Pisa…

  • You really need no more than a day to visit Pisa, because all there is to see is Piazza dei Miracoli.
  • No matter where you go, you will encounter people trying to get a picture of themselves holding up the tower.