This is a summary of out trip to Spain and Italy and gives details on how we planned the trip. Rory and I travelled to Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Venice and Rome. How did we plan this trip? How many days do you need in each place? How do you get from one city to the next?
these questions and more are answered in the YouTube video below:
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People always ask me, “What order would you see places in Italy?” All of Italy is great! You can not make a bad decision! Everyone that has been there has an opinion. This BLOG/VLOG is mine. I would see the famous big cities first because they are important. So the order would be:
But Milan, Siena, San Gimignano, Positano, Capri … are also important places to see.
The only rules I have are:
- Take your time in each place. Don’t rush and try to see all of Italy in a single trip. You will only see the inside of busses and trains.
- Sit at outside bars or trattorias and observe the people (non tourists) around you. Begin to understand Italian life.
- Try to communicate with locals.
- After the big cities, go to small resorts and mountain towns.
- Eat where the locals eat. DON’T EAT AT TOURISTY PLACES!
- Stay in small Italian hotels.
- Go on your own not with large tour groups. If you must use a group, keep it small.
Traveling to Italy is meant to be fun. So enjoy it! Watch our YouTube video below for more tips:
– George Febish
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The Vatican is the seat of the Catholic Church. It is located in Rome but is not part of Rome or of Italy. It is an independent country with the pope as the Sovereign (President). It is the smallest independent state in the world by both population and area. It has its own much sought after postage stamps. it uses the Euro even though it is not part of the EU. Its Euro is minted for the Vatican.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is part of Vatican City and can be entered from Rome through the large piazza. The Vatican museum is entered around the side and is the official entry to the museum. from the museum you can exit back the way you entered or into Saint Peter’s. You can not return to the museum. The Sistine Chapel is the end of the museum tour and is usually very crowded. No photos or talking is allowed here.
Come walk with us through the Vatican Museum in this YouTube VLOG:
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