Less than 24 hours in Rome? You can still pack in a lot of sightseeing!

Last week, we arrived in Rome around 1:45pm having got the train from Ciampino to Termini. We’d already booked our night in an apartment suite just next to the Vatican, so we decided to walk from Termini, straight down Via Cavour, which eventually spits you out between the Colosseum and Vittorio Emanuele monument. Having flown in under a thick covering of cloud and spots of rain, the sun was now belting out through the clearing skies, so we stopped for a while to eat our sandwiches and grab some water all within the view of Trajan’s Forum. Feeling refreshed, we […]

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It’s an epic adventure, roaming Italy in 2014

When we decided to go back to Italy this year for a holiday, I don’t think even we imagined how amazing it would. We love Italy, be it the bustling streets of Rome to the more sedate wanderings around the porticoes of Bologna. Previously we’ve been to Italy on short breaks but this time, we just went for it, 3 weeks of Italian bliss where we managed to walk 300km over the course of the holiday and see so much of this beautiful country (I’m slightly sad this way, I wore my pedometer everywhere!). I just want to share some […]

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Packing Light – How to save money on your flight and make the most of your time on holiday!

For our 6 day Italy trip we opted to go with hand luggage only, which not only saved us forty pounds each for no hold baggage (saving of 160 sterling pounds in total for the 2 of us), but gave us extra time on our actual holiday as we didn’t need to stand in a huge queue to check our baggage in (we had checked in on line and had our boarding passes printed out) and there was no waiting around at the other end to pick up our suitcases from the carousel! It also made travelling around from city […]

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