19
Jun2012
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Lonely Planet called Florence an essential stop on everyone’s Italian itinerary. We completely agree. The Renaissance architecture, statues and art is wonderful and everywhere and overwhelming. We had a fantastic few days. One of the highlights of our trip was seeing the statue of David at the Galleria dell’ Accademia. Hindsight is 20/20, but I *strongly* recommend you reserve tickets before you go here or to the Uffizi Gallery. We ended up waiting 2 hours to see David. We should’ve […]

25
Oct2011
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The Vatican Museums are housed in the apartments and palaces of previous Pope’s, all now museums and galleries with hundreds of works that have been accumulated by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries. Sounds like something to see, definitely! Bonus is, the museum is free on the last Sunday of the month. It did mean there was a mega queue (45 minutes at 9am) but at least we saved 15 euros each! The Vatican Museums are massive, you could spend […]

24
Oct2011
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And then comes the most famous church in Rome – St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. We made 2 attempts to visit this fantastic church before finally getting in. The first time, we didn’t have the correct dress code (knees and shoulders must be covered!), but still took a great panoramic below. St Peter’s Square was another location used in the Angels and Demons film. The square was full of people waiting for the announcement of the new Pope. However, it was […]

10
Oct2011
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Rome – what an amazing city. I had previously been to Rome in 2005 for a few days with my family and loved the sights and sounds of the city. So, Rob and I booked an apartment for a week and packed a summer wardrobe – it was going to be 30 degrees everyday. Awesome. We did a lot of walking all over the city, and saw so many beautiful and surprising sights. On the way to the Sistine Chapel, […]