Italy is the most romantic destination
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My mom's turned 72 and after her sad, "Oh well, my Italy attempt has failed" I hastily reserved tickets to Rome. I just wanted our trip to Italy to be a wonderful memory, so I decided to turn to professionals and came upon Customeuropetrip.
Our route: Rome-Florence-Venice-Rome Transport: Plane Budget: $ 3,000 per person
It all started with a delayed flight due to bad weather. However, when we landed at Fiumicino airport, we saw a guide waiting to transfer us to Flowerome hotel (otherwise we would have to wait for the bus to Termini). Flowerome is only a 15 minute walk from the Coliseum and 2 minutes from the Termini Train. I must say the hotel was clean and its owner, Andreas, very friendly.
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
On the first day we visited the basilica. By the way, admission is absolutely free. What a wonderful experience! We have seen many temples but this was, by far, our favorite. Our guide showed us two huge domes and lots of windows. The temple is filled with light and even the walls shine through a combination of frescoes and mosaics. Santa Maria Maggiore has tombs of several popes including the body of Pius V, one of the "dogs of the Lord", in other words the Dominicans, whose monastic order was one of the most austere and cruel. Then we had free time to walk around Rome. Rome is beautiful with its sunshine, blooming flower beds and no less lovely signorina. We made reservation at Trattoria Morgana - a place highly recommended by our TRAVEL agent - and were not disappointed! For dinner, my mom had very tender escalope and I had snails.
One day was devoted to the Vatican. We also pre-booked a tour to Vatican Gardens. We spent time in the gardens of paradise with our great Italian guide. This beautiful building appeared in the Vatican because of Pope Pius IV, related to the Medici. Drawings on the walls are actually a mosaic surviving for 500 years.
Generally, the gardens are filled with water - not only to water the greens but for the fountains and waterfalls. This "Aquila" seems so natural yet it was created by human hands. To fill it with water, Pope Paul V (kind of Borghese with the eagle on the emblem) ordered to reconstruct the ancient Roman aqueduct. The house in the background is home to former Pope Benedict XII - There is no chance to get closer! Not only gardeners but also artists did a beautiful job. One can see a clear difference between different historical periods. Antique columns in the "wild" English garden, pergolas, arches of French garden, artsy geometry of Italian garden - it's hard to say what detail is the most attractive. Apart from the fountains there are many statues in the gardens. In addition to purely religious statues there are antique ones (especially in the English garden).
Of course, their number has declined significantly due to Pius V, but the rest are definitely good.
We also had a walk along the Court of the Pigna and were able to explore the area surrounding the pine patio. In addition to a strange globe we found two Egyptian lions.This is me with a sad Egyptian lion :)
After the gardens we saw the Vaticcan's Egyptian, Greek and Roman period collections. No pictures or guides can express the feeling that appears when you look at the divine Raphael fresco. To be honest, after seeing it some of the "contemporary art" looked particularly pathetic. "The School of Athens" is, of course, the best of the frescoes.
In my review, I've tried to highlight the most memorable place for me. As you can tell, the Vatican impressed me the most. I still have a great deal to write and tell you about from our adventures. Unfortunately, I don't have much time because we are heading out on a new journey - France!
I loved the service Customeuropetrip offered us so I recommend all my friends to try trips to Italy, too. You should see our plans for France. I will tell you more about our experience as soon as possible!
I fell in LOVE with Italy from the first sight.. Thanks to our travel specialist who helped us make this trip happen we really have had an unforgettable time! Everything was planned as we wanted and we didn't even have to waste our time and nerves organizing it; it was the first and one of the biggest advantages of using this service. Thanks again! P.S. We brought you a souvenir from Venice in return
Everything in our life happens for a reason and I'm grateful that I stumbled upon your offer of trips to Italy and met your magical travel consultants. Yes, they are really like magicians reading your thoughts and picking the exact destinations and accommodations I needed. Visiting Rome turned out to be as easy as pulling a rabbit out of a hat :)
Italy has taught me how to love again! I have never seen Italy from this side before. My family and I have had a lovely holiday vising the best places around Italy's coast, enjoying Italian cuisine and romantic sunsets. The idea of this route came from our consultant and I am eternally grateful to her for that. Friendly advice - trust your consultants as they are true professionals!