Historic centre of Rome – day two

It’s so cool to wake up in the morning in the heart of Rome after a night's sleep, when the delicious breakfast, which is included in the price of the accommodation, is already waiting in the restaurant on the rooftop terrace. Amazing feeling! All you have to do is to get out of the huge bed and get dressed up, so that you can show up on the terrace. Colosseum On the first day in Rome we visited a museum,…

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Historic centre of Rome – day one

Weekend in Rome Another tittle of this blog might be 'Back to Rome' as we were there quite a few years ago. However, the last time we only spent part of our trip in Rome and spent some time traveling outside the city. We also visited Grotte di Frasassi and Vesuvius volcano. This time, it was a trip to spend a weekend in Rome - we wanted to walk around historic centre of the city and enjoy Roman food. We…

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Good food in Rome

Good food in Rome - it is just a tittle of this blog. In fact, this blog is about excellent and even fantastic food in Rome you may get there. Rome is very busy touristic city and you may often get average quality food for high price. We were really lucky to find quite a few excellent places; this is an experience I write about here. Earlier we had a trip to Rome which included Italian cooking classes in Rome;…

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Return from Italy to UK during COVID-19 pandemic

This blog is the second part about experiences during our trip to Italy during COVID-19 pandemic and is focusing on procedures before and after return. Traveling to the UK from a country on yellow list In June 2021 we had to go from UK to Italy; at that time Italy was on yellow travel list and only essential travel to those countries was allowed. So, we had to follow tough rules upon our return including tests and self-isolation. Since then,…

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Travel from UK to Italy during COVID-19 pandemic

This blog is a bit different from all those I have written earlier. Traveling to the country on yellow list In June 2021 we had to go from UK to Italy; at that time Italy was on yellow travel list and only essential travel to those countries was allowed. Now, about a month later, some rules, for example, regarding self-isolation for double-jabbed travellers, have changed. However, the basics still are the same and I was thinking that this information may…

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Sicily

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Trapani, Sicily

These travel notes are related to our trip to southern Italy, eastern Sicily and Etna. The best travel time to these areas is summer, although t may be quite hot there. About Sicily This is a post about travel to Italy, specifically - Sicily; its amazing to spend vacations there. Sicily is one of Italy's regions and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Its territory is almost 26 thousand square kilometres (ten thousand square miles) and is similar to the…

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East of Sicily

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Noto, east Sicily

Visiting east of Sicily was a part of our trip to  southern Italy  and Etna. Arrival to Sicily We arrived to Sicilian town Messina on a ferry from Villa San Giovanny Imbrachi late in the evening. Messina id the third biggest city of Sicily. Crossing was pretty quick as there are only about ten kilometres between these towns by the sea. We might be very lucky as immediately after arrival at ferry port we got tickets and boarded the ferry…

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Mount Etna in Sicily

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Mount Etna, Sicily

Visiting Etna volcano was a part of our trip to southern Italy and Sicily. Location and basic facts Mount Etna is an active volcano located in the eastern part of the largest Italian island Sicily, near Catania city. As many other active volcanos, it is located in the area between two large geological plates, Eurasian Plate and African plate in this case. Etna is active almost all the time. Height of Mount Etna is 3350 metres (10,900 ft) above the…

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