Perhaps it is the small town ambiance of Florence that appeals to me the most despite the city being often mentioned as one of the most-beaten tourist path across Italy. Even though Florence has enough architectural achievements and high-valued treasured art to overwhelm any visitors, it offers such laid back ambiance that allows anyone to […]Read more "The Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral , Florence, Italy"
Standing at Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square) with the panoramic view of Florence in front me, I have to pinch myself literally for the commanding view of the Duomo, the Arno River dividing the city in two and the surrounding houses of ocher color facade is more than enough reason why Florence possibly will always be […]Read more "Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy"
I was talking to a friend once and he mentioned that one of his greatest dream was to fly his whole family and see the Pope and the Vatican. This sentiment is quite common from where I grew up, a nation considered as one of the largest Catholic country in the world, therefore to be […]Read more "St. Peter’s Basilica & Vatican Museum, Vatican City"
I arrived in Rome, in Roma Termini (Rome Central Train Station) to be exact, late in the evening of heavy rain and thunderstorm, a non-ideal welcome to one of my dream destination. I booked a hostel close to the train station and I was very eager to reach it as fast as I could. I […]Read more "The Eternal City of Rome, Italy"
Across the Colosseum is another Rome’s important archaeological site, Fori (The Forum) or most commonly known as The Roman Forum. Walking around the Roman Forum provides an over-all grasp of what once a very important plaza, which for centuries was the heart and soul of ancient Rome public life, the very center of their judicial, […]Read more "The Roman Forum and The Palatine Hill, Rome, Italy"
“While the Colosseum stands, Rome shall stand; when the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, the world shall fall.” – Venerable Bede There is no other structure that exemplifies the rise and fall of Imperial Rome other than the Colosseo (The Colosseum). The panoramic image of elliptical amphitheater with windowed boxes and a […]Read more "Colosseo (The Colosseum), Rome, Italy"
There is nothing comparable to that feeling of waking up in the morning and feeling the sunlight in your face, when the sky is perfect blue, the weather is just the right kind of cold and there is freshness in the surrounding coming from every trees and every autumn leaves, as if you can feel […]Read more "Autumn at Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria"