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Location: Rome

Day 1 - 12 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Content: We took Overnight flight of KLM airlines from Singapore Airport Schiphol to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport having one stop change in middle at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Then After by using local taxi service we reached at Welcome Airport Hotel within 15 minutes.

Welcome Airport Hotel

Rome, Welcome Airport Hotel

Content: Budget friendly 2*hotel Featuring private entrances, the unassuming rooms with tile floors offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and in suite bathrooms, as well as air-conditioning. We enjoyed our breakfast and some relaxing time.

Vatican Museums

Rome, Vatican Museums
Rome, Vatican Museums
Rome, Vatican Museums

Content: Needless to say it was pure beauty, and without tourists you can really feel the magic. Don’t forget your water bottle specially in summer. Worth every single euro spent.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica
Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica
Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica

Content: It's an amazing monument and place to visit. The interior and architecture of this place are amazing. Once we enter into church the interior design leave us amazed. If lucky may even get to glimpse His Holiness the Pope if they look into his Mass times.

Colosseum

Rome, Colosseum
Rome, Colosseum
Rome, Colosseum
Rome, Colosseum

Content: Place is one of the must visit attractions in Rome. You can enjoy it even without entering inside the Colosseum building & from different sides. It is easy to get lost, because it is not really well signposted.

Dinner Cruise

Rome, Dinner Cruise
Rome, Dinner Cruise
Rome, Dinner Cruise

Content: It was 2.5hours dinner cruise on the Tiber River. Along with the magnificent views of Rome from the water, you’ll enjoy a 4 course meal accompanied by live music. If you like dancing, you can even move your feet to the rhythm of the beat after dinner.

Location: Orvieto

Day 2 - 13 May 2019

Duomo di Orvieto

Orvieto, Duomo di Orvieto
Orvieto, Duomo di Orvieto
Orvieto, Duomo di Orvieto
Orvieto, Duomo di Orvieto

Content: An hour and 10 mins drive from Rome. The Duomo Di Orvieto is amazing. The outside of the church has cravings that cover the bible from Genesis to Revelation. The inside of the church the stained-glass windows are wonderful pieces of history. And to have some coffee in front of this church is one of the most sublime experiences.

Orvieto Underground

Orvieto, Orvieto Underground
Orvieto, Orvieto Underground
Orvieto, Orvieto Underground
Orvieto, Orvieto Underground

Content: We had around 25 people in our tour group so that wasn’t too bad. The tour itself took about an hour and was very informative about the city and the underground that had been built. Very interesting tour.

Well of St. Patrick

Orvieto, Well of St. Patrick
Orvieto, Well of St. Patrick
Orvieto, Well of St. Patrick

Content: When you walking down deeper and deeper you can see this very clever architecture and the double spiral, all over perfectly lighted. Very impressive at first but not to visit this place for a second time. However for one time it is highly recommended. Not for people who have difficulties climbing steps, there are around 400 steps.

Location: Venice

Day 2 - 13 May 2019

Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal

Venice, Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal
Venice, Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal

Content: After viewing Orvieto we left for Venice via road which was 4 and half hour away. The staff alone is worth the stay, but the ambiance of the rooms and history of the building itself should not be taken lightly.

Soul Kitchen Cafe

Venice, Soul Kitchen Cafe
Venice, Soul Kitchen Cafe
Venice, Soul Kitchen Cafe

Content: For enjoying night meal we walked to the nearby Soul Kitchen Cafe . The Pasta and Desserts food services were just so awesome, left an incredible taste memory

Location: Venice

Day 3 - 14 May 2019

Rialto Bridge

Venice, Rialto Bridge
Venice, Rialto Bridge

Content: The earlier you can get started exploring on your one day in Venice, the better as city gets very crowded. While crossing the bridge, be sure to take the time to admire the Grand Canal views from both directions.

Piazza San Marco

Venice, Piazza San Marco
Venice, Piazza San Marco
Venice, Piazza San Marco

Content: Take a few minutes once you arrive to stroll through the piazza it really is lovely and if you’re so inclined, take an iconic photo with Venice’s pigeons or sip an expensive coffee at one of the famous cafes that line the piazza.

St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica
Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica
Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica
Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica

Content: Touring the church is free, though if you happen to get a late start to your day in Venice and the lines are too long. St. Mark’s Basilica is an icon of Venice and absolutely worth a visit.

Gondola Rides

Venice, Gondola Rides
Venice, Gondola Rides
Venice, Gondola Rides

Content: It was a smooth ride, we saw a lot of beautiful scenery, and we were thrilled, to be honest. Venice is a city with a lot of problems to fix, and many people have moved out, so I am glad we saw it when we did. Our gondola driver was very capable and friendly, so overall a great day.

Bridge of Sighs

Venice, Bridge of Sighs
Venice, Bridge of Sighs
Venice, Bridge of Sighs

Content: I would definitely recommend arriving early to this photo spot. Super wonderful bridge in Venice and its one of the most famous spots in Venice.

Location: Lake Garda

Day 3 - 14 May 2019

Residence Onda Blu

Lake Garda, Residence Onda Blu
Lake Garda, Residence Onda Blu
Lake Garda, Residence Onda Blu

Content: It was very enjoyable day in Venice and In evening somehow we managed to reach at Lake Garda by train taking time of 3 hours. Fast and friendly check in, beautiful views from camp. Good size pitches and generally really well maintained.

Residence Onda Blu

Lake Garda, Residence Onda Blu
Lake Garda, Residence Onda Blu

Content: After taking dinner in the hotel restaurant, took shower and enjoyed good night sleep. after all entire day was full of walk tour.

Location: Lake Garda

Day 4 - 15 May 2019

Isola del Garda

Lake Garda, Isola del Garda
Lake Garda, Isola del Garda
Lake Garda, Isola del Garda
Lake Garda, Isola del Garda

Content: The tour includes light refreshments too. Wear sandals so you can feel the fresh and clean lake water. Most amazing place with fantastic gardens but must be pre-arranged since it's privately owned.

Location: Florence

Day 4 - 15 May 2019

Drom Florence

Florence , Drom Florence
Florence , Drom Florence

Content: It took us 3 and half hours to by car. It’s located about 10 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Our room was spacious and well appointed. Very clean with a cool, modern bathroom.

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Florence , Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence , Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence , Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Content: The church looks marvellous from the outside, the first time you see it just leaves you in awe of this beauty. Worth going to the top of the Duomo, would be a nice workout if you can get on top of the Giotto's tower as well although you get a much better view of the city from the Duomo.

Uffizi Gallery

Florence , Uffizi Gallery
Florence , Uffizi Gallery
Florence , Uffizi Gallery
Florence , Uffizi Gallery

Content: The collection is truly remarkable. It is one of the most important Italian museums and the most visited. We were relieved to find a cafeteria since we got hungry halfway through. The food in the cafe was extremely delicious particularly the organic vegetarian mushroom risotto.

Ponte Vecchio

Florence , Ponte Vecchio

Content: It runs seamlessly from the road and shops so much so that you almost don't know that you're on the bridge. That being said, still a very photogenic location.

Piazza della Signoria

Florence , Piazza della Signoria
Florence , Piazza della Signoria
Florence , Piazza della Signoria

Content: The beauty and history of this place is in tact inside. Can't stop taking lot of photos into my facebook and instagram. Their is also refreshment for everybody that can enjoy the food specially the places around this area.

Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

Florence , Cantinetta dei Verrazzano

Content: We had the crostini sampler, fresh tomato focaccia, zucchini flower focaccia, and cecina with ham and truffle. All such unique Tuscan dishes, all very delicious, at very reasonable prices.

Location: Tuscany

Day 5 - 16 May 2019

San Gimignano and Volterra towns

Tuscany, San Gimignano and Volterra towns
Tuscany, San Gimignano and Volterra towns
Tuscany, San Gimignano and Volterra towns
Tuscany, San Gimignano and Volterra towns

Content: After breakfast, we head to explore new spot Tuscany which was at walking distance. San Gimignano is a small walled hill town known as the City of Beautiful Towers for its 14 surviving medieval towers. You can climb one of them for great views of the Tuscan countryside.

Location: Pisa

Day 5 - 16 May 2019

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Content: It also very crowded with tourists and vendors. Pisa is a very cute Italian city, but you have to get away from the tower. Don’t take anything from the vendors, they will try to hand you something then make you pay for it. It is not a must-see, but is a fun stop if you close

Cattedrale di Pisa

Pisa, Cattedrale di Pisa
Pisa, Cattedrale di Pisa
Pisa, Cattedrale di Pisa
Pisa, Cattedrale di Pisa
Pisa, Cattedrale di Pisa

Content: It needs to walk all the way at the back of the cathedral to get a ticket and go back to the entrance. Suggest to go to the ticket office first thing to avoid going back and forth. they do not sell tickets at the entrance so you need to deal with everything at the ticket office even for the free entrance. Definitely worth the effort because the cathedral is so beautiful inside and the outside.

Piazza del Duomo

Pisa, Piazza del Duomo
Pisa, Piazza del Duomo
Pisa, Piazza del Duomo

Content: Lot of space to move around and click photos. You can even get closer to Pisa tower without being interrupted by people there. However you cannot go into the grassy area since it's prohibited there.

Hotel Pisa Tower

Pisa, Hotel Pisa Tower
Pisa, Hotel Pisa Tower

Content: An excellent location, friendly staff and beautiful grounds. We took rest for couple of hours as whole day we spend walking. This hotel was 10 mins from Leaning tower.

Santa Maria

Pisa, Santa Maria

Content: We enjoyed delicious Italian food at restaurant and casual pizzerias. Enjoyed the live-music venues also. Then returned back to the hotel.

Location: Cinque Terre

Day 6 - 17 May 2019

Camere Nicolina

Cinque Terre, Camere Nicolina
Cinque Terre, Camere Nicolina
Cinque Terre, Camere Nicolina

Content: We left from Pisa soon after early breakfast, it was one n half hour drive. Stayed in Double Room with Balcony that had a sea view, and it was incredible. Must be one of the best views in Vernazza. Absolutely recommend splurging for that room. The interior was very nicely decorated too, quite large, and very clean.

Monterosso al Mare

Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare

Content: The only village with a sandy beach. Grab a coffee and cornetto at the bar, stroll through the shops, and, if it interests you, duck into the highly memorable Oratorio dei Neri, which is a church decorated with human skeletons.

Vernazza

Cinque Terre, Vernazza
Cinque Terre, Vernazza

Content: The hike from Monterosso al Mare to Vernazza is considered one of the most difficult but rewarding place. Even if you’re not hiking much, we recommend taking 10 minutes to climb up and admire this view.

Corniglia

Cinque Terre, Corniglia
Cinque Terre, Corniglia
Cinque Terre, Corniglia

Content: We took a train from Vernazza for Corniglia. If you’re running out of time we probably recommend cutting this one.

Riomaggiore

Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore
Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore
Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore

Content: Riomaggiore is home to the largest population of the five villages and yet it feels delightfully tiny, and is home to postcard-worthy views, tasty seafood and even a few places to cliff jump if you feel so inclined.

Nessun Dorma

Cinque Terre, Nessun Dorma
Cinque Terre, Nessun Dorma

Content: It's not a restaurant with full meals but great assortments for nibbles. The view from the top of this place is amazing and you can really take in the view.

Location: Siena

Day 7 - 18 May 2019

IL Chiostro del Carmine

Siena, IL Chiostro del Carmine
Siena, IL Chiostro del Carmine
Siena, IL Chiostro del Carmine
Siena, IL Chiostro del Carmine

Content: After breakfast left for Siena via car, it took 3 hours. The front desk is very friendly and helpful. It is in a part of town that makes it easy to walk to nearly everywhere. Our room had a large window that opened up to a beautiful view of the countryside.

Duomo di Siena

Siena, Duomo di Siena
Siena, Duomo di Siena
Siena, Duomo di Siena
Siena, Duomo di Siena

Content: Soon after dropping luggage at hotel we left for this gorgeous cathedral. In addition to visiting the cathedral, there are several other worthwhile rooms and museums to visit like the museum, the Baptistery and The Door to Heaven. During the busy summer months, book your tickets in advance because they do sell out. We recommand buying The Porta del Cielo All Inclusive Pass.

Il Campo

Siena, Il Campo
Siena, Il Campo
Siena, Il Campo

Content: This large open area is framed by brick buildings, restaurants, and the Palazzo Pubblico the town hall of Siena. It’s best to avoid the main squares for lunch and dinner. The food tends to be overpriced and mediocre. We still recommend it because the setting is phenomenal. Keep in mind that these restaurants are more about the view than the food.

City Tower

Siena, City Tower
Siena, City Tower

Content: From the top you will have a spectacular view over Siena, if not one of the best panoramic views in all of Italy. An amazing place to visit.

Old town of Siena

Siena, Old town of Siena
Siena, Old town of Siena

Content: Explore the city streets, go shopping, and have a glass of wine or coffee at a cafe. The heart of Siena is pedestrian only, making this city a joy to wander through.

Gino Cacino di Angelo

Siena, Gino Cacino di Angelo
Siena, Gino Cacino di Angelo
Siena, Gino Cacino di Angelo

Content: If you are looking for a budget restaurant that serves great food this is a nice option. This wine bar and restaurant serves paninis and cheese and meat platters. They close at 8 pm.

Location: Rome

Day 8 - 19 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Rome, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Content: Left early morning from Siena for Rome airport as we had to catch flight back to Singapore. We had wonderful time in Italy but days were too short to explore every destination.