Rome: Restaurants on Via delle Fornaci

Since our B&B was surrounded with several restaurants we tried three of them. Most of the time we were tired after a whole day of walking at the Vatican or other sites so eating nearby was most convenient. The food we’ve eaten at these restaurants were just satisfactory nothing really memorable. Even though the weatherContinue reading “Rome: Restaurants on Via delle Fornaci”

Rome: B&B San Pietro alle Fornaci

Without a doubt my favorite hotel/B&B in our European vacation was the B&B San Pietro alle Fornaci in Rome. A plus was it’s location which was a 5 minute walk to the Vatican and it was surrounded with restaurants and a Carrefour supermarket nearby. Another thing we appreciated was the bus stop right in frontContinue reading “Rome: B&B San Pietro alle Fornaci”

Rome: Trenitalita from Florence to Rome

In my recent trip to Europe I was able to try all kinds of transportation. In Spain we drove a rental car and flew to Florence. This time we took a train to Rome for 1 1/2 hours. I would say taking the train was the easiest and most comfortable way to travel in EuropeContinue reading “Rome: Trenitalita from Florence to Rome”

Florence: Salvatore Ferragamo Museum & Santa Maria Novella Train Station

On our last day in Florence Rochelle and I rushed to the Salvatore Ferragamo museum to see all the shoes they created for stars in the past. The entrance fee was €5. The museum had an exhibit that paid homage to Marilyn Monroe which lasts til January 28, 2013. We got to see the clothesContinue reading “Florence: Salvatore Ferragamo Museum & Santa Maria Novella Train Station”

Florence: Trattoria La Madia

For our last meal in Florence we took a chance by randomly picking a restaurant that looked appealing to us. We were lucky it proved to be a good choice. On our last night we just decided to walk around the city and look for a restaurant that looked authentic so we stayed away fromContinue reading “Florence: Trattoria La Madia”

Florence: Robiglio

I wish we had more days to try out all the coffee and sweets shops in Florence. After Caffé Gilli we tried Robiglio next. We didn’t stand at the bar this time because we were hot and tired and wanted to sit and rest for a bit. Those marzipan looked like real miniature fruit wereContinue reading “Florence: Robiglio”

Florence: Caffè Gilli

Florence had a lot of museums and cultural attractions but they also had several pasticceria and  confetteria which drew me like a moth to a flame. One of the oldest sweet shops in Florence is Gilli located right across the Savoy hotel. So many types of candies! Ok… not tempted. OMG!! These cookies were just whatContinue reading “Florence: Caffè Gilli”

Florence: La Capanna Pizzeria Trattoria

After two museums we walked around looking for a place to have lunch and spotted this pizzeria. When we looked around we were surprised to find it was just next door to our B&B. That’s how near all the sites were to each other. La Capanna has been open since 1906 so it must beContinue reading “Florence: La Capanna Pizzeria Trattoria”

Florence: Uffizi, Accademia & Ponte Vecchio

Among the many attractions in Florence the most popular are the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia and Ponte Vecchio.The most important tip before you go to Florence is to buy your tickets to Uffizi and Accademia online and way in advance. I bought our tickets and audio guide from TickItaly more than a month before leavingContinue reading “Florence: Uffizi, Accademia & Ponte Vecchio”