Pope Watch

An essential part of visiting Rome (and an opportunity to get your country count up) is taking a look at Vatican City, the world's smallest country and home to the Pope, who was unfortunately out on the day we visited. We hopped on the metro and headed to Ottaviano station, from which the Vatican is an … Continue reading Pope Watch

Rome: The Not So Ancient Bit

Looking damn good is a bit of a theme in Rome because the extraordinary sights don't stop at the Colosseum. We decided to wander towards the Trevi Fountain, about a 20 minute walk from the Colosseum. I admittedly didn't know much about the fountain other than the fact it was lucky to throw money in. I … Continue reading Rome: The Not So Ancient Bit

Italy: A Pisa the Action

After indulging on yet more fantastic pizza and surveying the dizzying Duomo by night, we woke up early the next day to embark on a day trip to one of my favourite landmarks - the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. We were hoping for a double decker train to take us there but just missed it … Continue reading Italy: A Pisa the Action