When you think of Rome, what are some of the “must-see” spots that come to your mind?

For most, top sights in Rome would include The Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum… Especially if you’re coming to this historic city for the first time.

Well, I’m no different. When I went to Rome for the first time, the sight I was looking forward to seeing the most (aside from the Colosseum) was the famous Trevi fountain. I had gazed at oh-so-many lucky travelers pose by this beautiful, romantic and majestic landmark.


Kinda Disappointing… No?

On the day my boyfriend and I journeyed to the fountain we had the usual touristic expectations “we have to toss a coin in and make a wish” “it’s going to be huge!” “This is one of the most romantic spots in the city – no not in the city in the world!”

Well imagine our dismay when it turned out the Trevi Fountain was… Closed? Read More

If you are ever planning on flying into Italy, I would recommend skipping the major city airports and heading to a tiny city like Florence.

When I flew to Florence I flew from Paris, France. On the easy 2 hour flight I got to see the alps, the ocean, and the beautiful fields and hills of Italia.

The View Landing in Florence

The View Landing in Florence

Landing in the airport, I was surrounded by lush greens, a beautiful sky, and hills. Not the typical parking lot-esque scenery that surrounds most airports (cough cough the airport in Rome).

Now I know that most countries, especially if you’re outside of Europe, have direct flights to large cities and would require you to have a stop over to land in a small city like Florence. Read More

Florence is a city bustling with markets. You can find clothes, sunglasses, jewelry, souvenirs, food, and home accessories, but more prominently than all else you can find leather.

You can honestly find anything your heart desires when it comes to leather – I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many purses and coats in my life as I did there. Markets selling leather good are virtually at any piazza in Florence, which is not surprising since it is one of the things this beautiful city is best known for. Most start by visiting the San Lorenzo market which is one of the biggest and best (it is actually comprised of two markets), but you can find similar merchandise all through the city.

Boots, coats, purses, handbags, belts, and jewellery – this is where all your leather dreams come true. But… There is one small catch… Read More

The Duomo  is Florence’s most famous architectural sites, and one of Italy’s most majestic cathedrals. Every detail of the building is so magnificent, you could honestly spend days just looking at the exterior. The construction of the Duomo took approximately 140 years, with the dome itself taking about 300 (the people who started building it never got to see their work complete – even their grandchildren didn’t!). It really is an architectural marvel to see, for those of you who care at all about architecture.

I spent one month in Florence and had the chance to go inside Il Duomo only once and under the most peculiar circumstances… Read More