Uncovering Ancient Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii road

If you’ve ever read a newspaper, poured concrete, used a public toilet or walked across a floor with radiant heating, your life has been touched by an invention created by the ancient Romans. Even our current Gregorian calendar is based on the older Julian calendar. The months of the year? All named by the Romans. … Read more Uncovering Ancient Pompeii, Italy

24 Hours in Florence, Italy – Top 5 Can’t-Miss Attractions

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy is an iconic, ancient city that really encompasses the true heart of Italian food and culture. It’s crowded, busy, and colourful, and is a mandatory stop for anyone visiting this beautiful country. The biggest highlights, fortunately, can be crammed into one (very full) day. Even if you only have 24 hours in Florence, … Read more 24 Hours in Florence, Italy – Top 5 Can’t-Miss Attractions

An Afternoon in Verona, Including Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)

Juliet's balcony, Verona Italy

One of the smaller towns in Italy worth visiting is Verona. In ancient times, Verona was an important town, as it was at the intersection of several roads. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has numerous interesting sites, and it would be easy to spend a few days here. Unfortunately we only … Read more An Afternoon in Verona, Including Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)

Exploring the Imperial Ruins of Rome’s Palatine Hill

Stadium of Domitian

If you love archaeology and history, then a visit to Palatine Hill is a must if you’re ever in Rome. It’s just a short walk from the Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and you can easily spend half a day here exploring the ruins of a bygone era. Pre-historic Occupation and the Myth of … Read more Exploring the Imperial Ruins of Rome’s Palatine Hill

A Photographic Tour of the Roman Colosseum

Roman Colosseum exterior

Without a doubt, one of the most famous and iconic attractions in Italy is the Colosseum in Rome. Approximately 4 million tourists visit the Colosseum each year. It’s one of the most visited sites in the world! The Colosseum was built during the Flavian Dynasty, so it was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater. It … Read more A Photographic Tour of the Roman Colosseum

The Sculptures in the Piazza del Signoria, Florence, Italy

Roman Matron

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy is one of the most famous and most visited museums in the world. You can easily wait several hours in line just to get in, especially during the high season. Luckily, in the Piazza del Signoria, leading to the entrance of the Uffizi courtyard, there are numerous sculptures awaiting your visit. Better … Read more The Sculptures in the Piazza del Signoria, Florence, Italy