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Travel Blogs from Italy
... seems that the entire town is out at these fountains to cool off. Many people gathering around such a source of life has been a reminder to me of that importance of community this week.
One of the main focuses of the Creativity Workshop was to slow down and really look at the world around you. There is inspiration everywhere. We just need to take the time to look. I have been looking. I hope that new perspective continues.
... It was a close call, and I think the sight of me running in dress clothes was entertainment for the whole piazza while at the same time, mortifying for Erin. I know she was secretly impressed with my athleticism though. She was convinced I wouldn't have moved that fast if I'd left her in the cab.
We got up early on Monday and visited the Coliseum and the Roman Forum before catching the train to Sorrento. The Coliseum was probably the most awesome site ...
... in Pamplona, Lake Caspe and Barcelona and who have taken a different route to us but our paths have crossed again. So we swapped a few stories and then said our goodbyes again and went for our swim. What was a nice peaceful swimming pool was no longer, it is an indoor pool and the screams of Lily and Ruby as they took turns strangling and surfing on Tim echoed around the pool. After our swim we had not much time left to make and eat ...
... by, pointing, smiling, they don't care if you can't speak the language they just chat away to you anyway. The one thing that's tough, everyone smokes, everywhere you go cigarette smoke is blown over you, young, old they are all puffing away makes you wonder how the have this long life expectancy - maybe this is all down to attitude!!
Looks like the clouds have blown away and we are in for some great blue sky days and a bit of swimming time.
When I was making my summer plans over the spring months, I of course wanted to include some relaxing beach time. I made plans to go with a friend to Mykonos in early July and figured that would suffice (in addition to weekly trips to Santa Severa beach outside Rome). Something that I was also planned for the summer was to visit in old teaching buddy who now lives in Zurich. Was going to do that a few days after Madrid.
Other places to stay in Italy
Centro Storico, Milan | 4 star hotelfrom $114
Lungomare Clemente Tafuri, 1, Salerno | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Fiumicino Airport, Fiumicino | 3 star hotelfrom $173
Centro Direzionale, Milan | 5 star hotelfrom $372
- Stately but loud and expensive
- Superb - for Milan.
- The best in Milan
Centro Storico, Milan | 4 star hotelfrom $263
Viale Castello Della Magliana 65, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $112
- Good deal if you don't mind the location
- Spacious, convenient, affordable way to start/end trips
- Good ending to our Italy trip
Poggioreale, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Superb hotel at a wrong location
- Top Hotel
- Good value
Forlanini, Milan | 4 star hotelfrom $99
Viale Lamberti ex area Saint Gobain, Caserta | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Dorsoduro, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $233
- Best view in Venice
- Amazing hotel
- A true 5 star hotel
Santa Croce, Florence | 4 star hotelfrom $119
- Great view and location
- Loud and hot
- Good location, not so good property
Tech Center/Littleton, Naples | 4 star hotelfrom $152
- A bit of culture in the real Italy !
- Brilliant hotel & location
- What a view!
Vatican City, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- Central to all the major sites in Rome
- Hot, Noisy, You Can Do Better
- Nice but noisy
Magenta, Milan | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Not worth the Euros...
- This is a 4 star hotel
- Not as bad as others described
Via Don Luigi Sturzo 45, Milan | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Affori, Milan | 4 star hotelfrom $61
Centro Direzionale, Milan | 4 star hotelfrom $144
Capitol Hill NE/SE, Rho | 4 star hotelfrom $88
QT8, Milan | 3 star hotelfrom $135
EUR, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Enjoy your stay, don't make a fuss about the distance !
- Good hotel, very friendly staff
- Depends on your priorities -- I liked the hotel a lot
Guadagna, Palermo | 4 star hotelfrom $79
Monte Mario, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $264
- Treated like royalty
- The Cavalieri Hilton is Outstanding
Historic Center, Rome | 5 star hotelfrom $305
- Top Notch Hotel
- Westin Excelsior March 2004
- Fantastic Empire stile hotel
Viale Recanati 26, Giardini Naxos | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- Not for the fainthearted
- Yes, it's very good!
- Holiday 2005
Via Roma, 146, Quarto D'Altino | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Historic Center, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- A great hotel for a city break
- If you want to be next door to the station...
- Not really a 4* hotel