Why you should visit Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

Palatine Hill If reading Roman mythology, Palatine Hill was the where the cave that Lupa the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus.  The cave was known as the Lupercal.  Romulus and Remus were twin brothers born to Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa. Whatever the true story is and how Romulus killed his brother Remus …

Two really cool things to do in Rome after dark…

Bone Chapel Take the tour of this amazing site here and at the Catacombs.  This is the tour company that we used.  Great tour company.  Whitney suggested this and if you have not figured out yet, Whitney was pretty amazing at her suggestions i.e., San Marino, Polignano A Mare, etc… I wish we could have taken …

Arriving in Rome

Rome What can one say about the Capital city of Roma?  A lot.  It is a cosmopolitan city that has both the ancient, old and new all mixed in together.  It is a hustle and bustle of teeming life.  People on corners all over the city, selling their wares, food, clothes, trinkets, and tours.   What …

Herculaneum? Just as awesome as Pompeii.. maybe even a bit more awesome…

Ercolano What a gloriously sunny and hot day to venture to Herculaneum.  We decided to see Herculaneum instead of Pompeii.  Why?  Well, while Pompeii is synonymous with Italy and Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, I had never heard of until Whitney told me about it.  Originally our plans were to go to Vesuvius and then Herculaneum.  It …

The adorable common of Poppi

Poppi.  Who knew?  We were going to be driving for a while on day three from Pisa to San Marino, FYI that is a small country in Italy.  We wanted to avoid the expensive toll roads as much as possible and a couple hours drive was not too bad, right?  Ugg, it was a long …

Medieval Wall in Pisa

Who knew?  I mean when we were looking up stuff to do, the regular tourist stuff, this super cool medieval wall just did not hit the radar.  We saw it.  While up on the leaning tower of Pisa, we saw it.  Just kind of looked like an old wall at first ending off to our …

The Leaning Tower of Pisa… Iconic Pisa

When you hear the name Pisa most people think of the leaning tower of Pisa, but there is so much more to see and do in this really cool town.  From my first post, you saw that we arrived at night, saw the tower at night, looked around and headed to bed.  Excited I must …