The Eternal City

ROMA

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The last stop on my 5 week holiday is the beautiful Rome! I’ve been to Rome once before and was blown away by the beauty and history, I just had to come back (and I guess the coins I threw in the Trevi Fountain all those years ago have made that return to Rome come true).Β  Although I have seen a lot of Rome’s Historical Centre, I have also seen places on the outskirts of Rome, such as Tivoli and Villa Adriana which were both beautiful. As I was on a tour last time, and had access to many places, I am very excited to visit these places on my own and at my own peril.

At the top of my list is;

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The Spanish Steps and Piazza Di Spagna. I just think that area is so pretty and so full of life with so many tourists that I just want to sit on the steps and soak up the surroundings, as well as do some window shopping along Via Condotti (don’t think my university budget will be able to afford any items in those designer stores, especially on the last leg of my holiday, however a girl can dream!).

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The Trevi Fountain. STUNNING. I just loved it! Now that it is supposedly fully restored I can’t wait to visit it again. I aim to visit the fountain at night, as I have seen the beauty of it during the day, and only seen images of it at night, it gives it a totally different atmosphere and just another element of beauty that I can’t wait to see. I also hope to get a gelato from the famous gelato shop just to the left of the fountain. And, I will definitely be throwing some more coins into the fountain.

Running in close behind these two include;

  • The Colosseum (I mean who goes to Rome and doesn’t see it!)
  • Campo De Fiori
  • The Pantheon
  • Trastevere, which is known for being a popular neighborhood for many

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I know there is much more of Rome there is to see, however only being there two days doesn’t give me a lot of time, but also I have seen it before.

I just feel as though Rome has so many beautiful little neighborhoods which makes it such a beautiful and unique city.

Anyway guys, looks like my last stop is done and dusted, however onto more exciting news I’ll in Spain this time next month! (WOO)

I’m sure I’ll speak to you all soon, updating you on my travel essentials and what I’ll be packing in my suitcase.

A

Xx.

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Riccione

Sorry it’s been a while. I’ve been quite busy being back at uni and with Easter that was a few weeks ago.

Anyways, as I write to you it is well and truly close until I head away (just under 2 months), so I thought I’d tell you a bit about my next destination after beautiful, sunny Croatia!

Once my Sail Croatia is over, I will be catching an overnight ferry to the beautiful Italy. More specifically I’ll be heading to a place called Riccione, which I’ve heard is perfect for young people, has great shopping, and ideal for people who want a bit of RnR by the beach!

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I’ve been to Italy twice before, and with an understanding of the language, and having an Italian background, I will be very eager to get there and explore the Adriatic Coast, a side of Italy I’ve never been to before.

As I told you before, I’ll be catching an overnight ferry to Italy from Croatia, and can I tell you I am freaking out. I am able to swim, and I love the water, but the thought of going from one country to another by boat is really messing with me, especially because it is overnight. Anyway, I guess there is still a bit of time before I have to do that, and who knows, maybe a week on the water in Croatia will help me overcome that fear.

So… Why Riccione?

I chose Riccione because of its vicinity to Croatia, (Croatia is such a painful country to fly in and out of) and I wanted to go to a place in Italy which isn’t completely filled with tourists from outside of Europe. I did a bit of research, and originally chose Rimini as my destination of choice, however after speaking to a few people and getting their input, Riccione sounded like the destination of choice for me.

It’s famous for it’s piadina, which I loooove! They are similar to a quesadilla, but an Italian version!

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I’m excited for a beach in Italy that has sand (even though all beaches in Australia do), and the images of colourful beach umbrellas will add vibrancy and a relaxed and happy atmosphere to this part of my holiday.

Essentially, as you can probably tell I am super excited to hit the beautiful Italy, however I don’t really know what to expect, which is what creates the excitement in it all.

Next up, my last destination on my trip (yes, very sad I know, but it’s a good one)

Speak soon,

A

xx