ITALY TOUR 2015

This will probably be the longest blog post ever, but I have a lot to cover. Last week I came back from my week long cruise around Italy, visiting various places I’ve wanted to visit. As usual, below are a few of my favourite photos of the whole trip. You can see many many more on my flickr collection page here, divided into location.

My full journey went like this: Genoa set off, Pisa, Florence, Sorrento, Pompeii, Dubrovnik and Venice.

Pisa

Naturally, if you’re in Pisa, it’s all about the leaning tower. I did the typical holding it up photo too but that’s on social media somewhere

 

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Florence

It’s all about the statues here. Michelangelo’s David is the big attraction and there’s like 3 of them! I loved all the statues which were pretty much all in one place. Excuse the nudity 😀

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Sorrento

On my trip, this little town high in the hills of Naples was the most ‘authentic’ Italian place I visited. Even though there were plenty of tourists, it felt like a ‘real’ historic Italian town.

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Pompeii

When visiting all these places, there was usually a tour guide to explain all the sights we were seeing and in Pompeii you can really still see the town as it was, divided up into shops, homes and businesses. Destroyed but frozen, it’s quite eye opening how advanced and how similar the roman lifestyle was to our modern world.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Now this is the 2nd time I’ve been here (5 years ago) and even though I was only there for a day, the things I did felt better than the first time. Due to improvement of the town or increase of wildlife. The island of Lokrum I had visited previously, has now been overrun with peacocks, who act like pigeons and flock around you. Amazing and unique experience.

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Venice

Such a beautiful and romantic place. I would like to visit here again one day. Our tour guide boat trip showed us the world outside the tourist area and Venice is much larger than I previously thought. Live orchestra while you dine, beautiful sights and water where roads should, Venice is a very unique place to visit.

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At Sea

When I wasn’t visiting these places, I was on the P&O cruise ship Oceania relaxing, drinking and trying the entertainment on offer.

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It was amazing to be able to do so much in such a short time and I can tick off a large part of Europe off my list of places to see. I’m already thinking about my next adventure. Not sure what it will be yet, but I’m thinking something more active sounds like a good idea.

See the rest of my trip photos on my flickr collection page here.