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the best is yet to come, but…

the best is yet to come, but…

The best is yet to come, but 2014 was kind of amazing!!
The last big trip we made in last year was to ITALY, or maybe we should say EATALY 🙂
Look how awesome it was.
IMG_4069bWe chose an apartment in the center, and therefore most of the time we were able to move on foot. We used the well-known Airbnb as usual – through which we can rent an apartment from the locals.  /www.airbnb.com
IMG_4168bWe visited most of the tourist attractions, a lot of them we’ve visited possibly early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Our list included:
IMG_4107bPiazza Navona…
IMG_4125bPantheon (Piazza della Rotonda)…
IMG_4284bSpanish  Steps (Piazza di Spagna)…
Trinità dei Monti church was undergoing renovations and was unfortunately hidden with an advertising banner.
IMG_4075bPonte San Angelo and Castel Sant’Angelo (Lungotevere Castello)…
IMG_4884b IMG_4919b IMG_4928b IMG_4959bSt. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City (Piazza San Pietro)…
It is one of the most visited monuments, so to get past queue we got up very early in the morning (around 6.30 am). We had to go on foot literally three minutes, so before 7 am we were there and we went to the empty basilica without any queues 🙂 Accompanied by the beautiful sunrise and the eternal city awakening to life.
IMG_4371b IMG_4369b IMG_4440band a lot of lazy wandering the streets.
IMG_4524bWe used also the subway and suburban trains to see Rome from a distance…
IMG_4545bThe best place to admire the panorama of Rome is Monte Mario Mountain – the highest (139 m) hill in Rome.
The easiest way to get there is to take the FL3 train from Valle Aurelia station in direction Bracciano (it departs every 15 minutes) then you should take Line 913 and get off at Stop Trionfale/Prisciano. You can actually check this route and all others in Rome on www.agenziamobilita.roma.it
IMG_4605bIMG_4606bIMG_4629bThen just a few minutes walk up the hill toward the astronomical observatory. The best viewing point is the park below observatory. It’s the perfect place for a wonderful morning with a beautiful view.
IMG_4742b IMG_4776b IMG_4758bTrip to Italy without a lot of delicious coffee and wonderful Italian food?
The best place to supply the home pantry and excess baggage on the way home is Eataly.
/www.eataly.com
IMG_4307bIt was a great week!

 


Polish couple traveling across North America. We love hiking, exploring mountains, woods and new cities. We can’t live without great food and good tea (sometimes coffee).

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