Shopping paradise: Fox Town near Como

While I do love Italian food and the mountainous lake scenery, opportunities for shopping was also an important factor when deciding where to go for a girls weekend. Our apartment was actually located just 20min away from FoxTown, one of the best outlet malls in Europe. While Fox Town is actually in Switzerland, it is... Continue Reading →

Our home in Milan & where to stay

As I arrived few nights before my friends I actually stayed at two different places in the Navigli area. The first of these was perfectly located along the canals (booked via airbnb), and the other some 600m away. The Airbnb place wasn’t anything special so I wont cover it here, but the apartment hotel where... Continue Reading →

Sightseeing in Milan

DUOMO & its surroundings Without a doubt, the top sight in Milan is the Duomo Cathedral. It is one of the largest churches in the world and its gothic design with numerous details is incredibly beautiful, even for someone like me who has seen hundreds of different churches around the world. To visit Duomo, you... 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 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 →

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