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ONE DAY IN FLORENCE

We had been dreaming about Florence for good few years, but somehow it never happened to cometrue . Connections to nearby airports to hop off to Florence for the weekend from Ireland wasn’tgreat, and longer trips around Italy weren’t on our schedule at the time. Everything changed...

CINQUE TERRE – VISITING IN ONE DAY – ITALY

Cinque Terre consists of five picturesque villages located nearby each other with colorful houses squished into steep cliff. “Cinque” means five, and “terre” is land, as you can hardly guess the name Cinque Terre refers to the five villages forming it. Cinque Terre...

TERME DI SATURNIA – HOT SPRINGS IN TUSCANY

Terme di Saturnia is one of many Tuscan hot springs, from our observations the most popular of all. It’s not surprising that they are so popular! The water flowing down the white cascades forming azure-blue pools in the recesses, and the steam hovering above the thermal springs looks...

WEST SICILY

After buzzing Palermo it was the time to visit calmer west of Sicily. Calmer only in terms of amount of tourists as it was the busiest day of the whole trip. It was good to visit some easy going places after hustle and bustle of Palermo despite the fact we really enjoyed this city...

TASTE OF SICILY – WHAT TO EAT IN SICILY?

Sour lemon granite and pistachio ice cream, eggplant which melts in your mouth and crunchy canola filled with creamy ricotta cheese.  Flavors of Sicily are endless. If you associate Sicily only with the Mob and Etna volcano you should add one more – excellent food. Eating in Sicily...

PALATINE HILL AND ROMAN FORUM

Rome is a city of queues. You queue to get ice cream, buy tickets and to go thru security check. It’s no different when it comes to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. If you want see this spectacular sight you have to serve your time in a line. Magnitude of the whole ancient complex of...