Category: Italy


Rome: Vatican City

I find it crazy to think that an entire country can lie within one city. It’s a little bit mind-blowing really. The Vatican City is one such country and is contained within the city of Rome. It is home to the Pope, St Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel within the Vatican Museums. Our […]


Rome, Italy

“What are you doing for the holidays?” “Oh, I’m meeting up with a friend from South Africa in Italy.” This had become my generic response when the topic of the upcoming holidays came up. Everything was crazy busy before I left and I hardly had time to fully digest the fact that I would be […]


Verona, Italy

We made a short stop in Verona, Italy on route to Austria. We didn’t have a very prolonged period of time and so we did the city as much justice as time allowed. We walked to the Verona Arena and viewed the grand stadium that showcased thousands of operas over the years. There were Italians […]


Venice, Italy

  We rose bright and early in preparation for our long awaited venture into the island of canals, Venice. We purchased Rolling Venice cards which would cover all of our transport to, from and while in Venice. We caught the bus just in time (literally with no seconds to spare) which carried us from our accommodation […]

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