Our trip is sadly coming to an end…. Both Italy and Greece were amazing…Florence is my new favorite city. Rome is an open air museum, so much history everywhere on every corner. Venice was simply incredible. Athens was way better than I expected. Santorini, one of the best islands I have ever seen. Food was great in both Italy and Greece. We made some great friends along the way and would love to return.
Took off from Dulles Airport using Jet Blue, Arrived in New York and took Emirates flight into Milan. Train from Airport to Milan Central was about 1 hour, lucikly our hotel was a 10mins walk from Train station (though we took a cab 4 Euro there just we couldn’t navigate which direction to go). The train station is large busy and has several exits.
Had Dinner at Mama Rosa. Frank and Lobster Spagetti and I had Spagetti with Spicy Tomato sauce. Then Gelato!
Day 2: Day trip to Venice
Went to the center to find a new plug for my laptop. And stumbled on Duomo. – Grand #Architecture #Cathedral #Church #Milan #Italy Fyi. No #AppleStore in the city… only in the suburbs.I did Apple products in the store Mondadori 🙂
This is the amazing Vittorio Emmanuele Shopping Mall in Milan, it seems Prada has threw up on itself in this city. You cannot go anywhere too far without seeing a Prada store here.
Got my Apple Plug now we’re off check out and take train Trentalia Train to FLorence from Milan.
We arrived safe and hoped on a local bus to go to hotel Rosary Garden Via Ripoli 169. It was about a 25min bus ride out of the center region but well worth it. Had lunch at a local restaurant in the area and checked out their large groccery store
Day 4- It’s SUnday and we’re off to Cinque Terre for a Hiking Tour
Day 5 – Hung out in Florence. Had Breakfast at Rose Garden and took bus into city to see Academia – place with the statue to David of located. Had lunch, did some leather jacket shopping, Watched the sunset and went back to Gavinana (15min walk from Rosary Garden hotel) for dinner. I (Tolu) had Trip stew and Frank had Steak and Potatoes.
Day 6 – Back to back to shopping for a few mins and then time to catch Trentalia train to Rome! Arrived at Rome Tirbutini at about 6p. Took Metro Train to Rome Centrale Station and walk to hotel – Venetia Place. Dinner was at Mama Angela’s 10 walk from the Hotel. After dinner we took the train to Coliseum to check out the night time view.. Incredible
Day 7 – Wednesday May 20th Coliseum Tour and Ancient Rome Hotspots Tour
Day 8 – Thursday May 21st Vatican Tour and then dinner at Trestevere (Tendy area with loads of Restaurants, Bars and Street Hawkers selling artsy items, Jewelry, Art, Scarves etc
Day 9 – Friday May 22nd – Breakfast at the hotel and check out and take metro to Hotel Aurelius which was about a 30min train ride to Cornelius from Rome Central station. Certainly got a lot more in space and amenities for the same price at Hotel Aurelius but steady wifi was not available….
Twas a relaxing day. Did laundry, walked around the area, not too many Tourists in this region and had dinner at Joesph’s. Frank had steak with mushroom sauce and potatoes, i (Tolu) had Paster and the best Tiramisu dessert i have ever had in my life!!
Day 10 – Saturday May 23th – Food Tour. Walked from our last stop at Gelato place!