Italian Adventures: Rome & Florence

Four days in Italy and 36 hours in Rome is not enough time to experience even the beginning of this great city and country.  While in Rome we saw the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps,  & Trevi Fountain.  Rome is full. Full of history, culture, people, tourists, Vespas, gelaterias, pizza, pretty buildings, spectacular sculptures and water fountains.  See below for some photos.


After a short 36 hours in the city, we hopped on a train to our final destination of our Eurotrip, Florence.  We spent two days in Florence exploring the city, eating great food and taking in the views from Michelangelo’s Piazza.  Our last night we went out for a special dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in Italy (600 years!).  This restaurant was written about in an article in the Toronto Star raving about a fantastic steak, and we decided to check it ours for our selves. We really enjoyed our meal, and the steak was excellent – however, we agreed we would not fly to Florence specifically for this steak, as the author of the article has done.

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We packed up our things and headed home on the train to France.  Although my ‘eurotrip’ is now complete, Mel will be staying in France for another week and we plan on exploring some more cities and also to do an adventure trip in the Swiss Alps.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more travel and au pair summer adventures even if I am back to work!

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