London – introduction

Regardless of having been to London several times, it seems that on my every visit I always experience something new. There are so many great restaurants, amazing entertainment in the form of musicals and stand-up comedy, amazing museums and sights, and relaxing parks. My blog covers some of the highlights from recent years, such as... Continue Reading →

Castel Sant’Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo is Pope's personal residence by the river. The building is very impressive and long lines are usually formed from people waiting to get in.

The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere

There is definitely no lack of beautiful churches in Rome, many of them with amazing decorations and golden ceilings. We chose to visit The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere as we anyway wanted to wonder about the area. This church is also one of the oldest in Rome.

Spanish Steps

Spanish steps are a long staircase leading from Piazza di Spagna through 138 steps to upper Piazza Trinita dei Monti with a twin tower church. The steps were constructed in early 18th century.Unfortunately when we were there large renovation works were being done blocking the usually magnificent view to the steps.

Piazza Navona & Pantheon

Piazza Navona is a large square in central Rome surrounded by beautiful buildings with numerous restaurants. It is beautiful both night and day.Pantheon, the old temple of all Gods and planets, is the best preserved ancient monument in Rome. It is also an architectural masterpiece with its rounded dome. Today' Pantheon is a catholic church... Continue Reading →

Colosseum

Colosseum is of course the most famous land mark of Rome, which also means that's where the longest lines are. To minimize waiting time, get there at the time of opening or during weekdays. Luckily lines do move pretty fast, and we only had to wait for 30min.The interiors of the Colosseum are worth seeing... Continue Reading →

Trevi fountain

Trevi fountain, or Fontana di Trevi as it is called in Italian, is onw of the top sights in Rome and was just steps away from our hotel. It is beautiful day and night, and always packed with people. As there are tourists and its a romantic location, there are also plenty of people selling... Continue Reading →

Our home in Rome: Lovely Relais Trevi 95

We stayed for the weekend at Relais Trevi 95 boutique hotel which I only have good things to say about: it was perfectly located just steps away from the Trevi fountain, the rooms were absolutely beautiful their little terrace where the breakfast was served super nice, and the service excellent!

Perfect winter day in London

Walking from Somerset House to Tower Bridge London can be really unpredictable when it comes to weather, bu we were lucky to be able to enjoy some sunshine on the cold winter day we visited it in January. We started our day from the beautiful Somerset House which also has a skating rink inside its... Continue Reading →

Day trip to Windsor castle

Normally when I'm visiting London I can easily spend several days just exploring new areas of the city, and visiting some of my favorites, such as Leicester Square, Tower bridge, and Soho. This time we were however staying with a friend near Heathrow which gave me a good reason to think about other places to... Continue Reading →

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