The city of Florence lies on the River Arno and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Florence is also the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to the famous figures like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Guccio Gucci.
Florence is a beautiful little Italian cities with very beautiful people. The locals are kind and generous, compared to the other bigger Italian cities, but the place is really old with lack of new development. I guess this is what makes this little city so unique and enjoyable to visit.
Rome was the start of my European travel from which I left off from Abu Dhabi. Rome is a place which I have always wanted to visit, so are the rest of the beautiful Italian cities, however, when you think Rome, you think of the Colosseum, the Vatican City, Fontana Di Trevi which has made it so well known around the world.
The Colosseum is like nothing I have ever seen before, I’ve seen many big giant monuments before in my life, but nothing is as historic and unique as the Colosseum. To learn and picturing what this place was like during its day is even more powerful and makes it somewhat special. Imagine the sheer number of crowd (more than 50,000 can fit in this stadium, a lot of people even by today’s standard) shouting and cheering on the gladiator’s contest.
The holy place of Vatican City, so tightly controlled, this little state territory ruled by the Pope. It’s a bit like a tiny independent country within Rome city itself. It has a small population of just less than 1000 people however it is packed day in day out due to the high number of visiting tourists from around the world. One thing that stood out are the Swiss Guards in the traditional uniform, to me, they look like the ‘Jokers’ in poker cards. Read more