First Stop: Italy

My love for Italy grows each time I get the opportunity to visit. The people are kind, the food is delicious, and the history is abundant. The first two stops of my Easter break included Rome and Florence.

In Rome we stayed in a nice little hostel, Starlight, close to the city center. We were in the Italian capital for a total of two nights and three days, but we checked almost everything off of our to-see list!

Starting with a necessary pizza stop!
And then some night time sight-seeing.
Making a wish in Trevi Fountain.
 Touring the Colosseum.
Lots and lots of gelato stops…
Our time in Rome was short, but it was so much fun. We weren’t quite ready to say goodbye to pizza and gelato, so thankfully our next stop was the Italian city of Florence.
Lots of sleepy travelers!
 Fish & chips & locally brewed beer. Yummm.
 This building is covered from top to bottom with fake dollar bills. Makes me cringe thinking about my very “college student” budget…
 The inside of the Brunelleschi’s Duomo. Incredibly detailed and well preserved.
The 414 steps to the top of the bell tower proved to be very worth it!
Everyone was right when saying that Italian men are sharp. Just look at this handsome guy.
 And this is the result of five people fitting into one very small photo booth.
I feel very lucky to have been able to see so much of Italy. Our next stop: France! Paris, France to be exact. That post will be coming shortly :)