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Vernazza - The Steepest of the Five Villages in Cinque Terre (Italy).

Vernazza is the Steepest of the Five Villages in Cinque Terre

Vernazza is the steepest of the five villages in Cinque Terre in the northwestern part of Italy. As you know, Cinque Terre is a group of five villages known for its colourful houses on the cliffs along the Italian coastlines. While Vernazza is a photogenic village on its own, my other two favourite villages are […]

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Three Landmarks to See in Pisa: The Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral and Baptistery (Italy).

Three Landmarks to See in Pisa

Pisa is in the northwestern part of Italy. You can visit it for a day trip from Florence but make sure to go early to avoid the huge crowd. Take an early train, instead of going on tourist buses. It’s an hour and a half – depends which train you’re taking – from Florence and […]

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The Fallen Angel Sculpture in Pisa (by Igor Mitoraj).

This Fallen Angel Sculpture in Pisa Has Six-Pack Abs to Die For!

I love this Fallen Angel sculpture in Pisa. Lying with his broken head down, the angel with well-sculpted abs still looks flawless, despite the fall. 😉 His left wing is unscathed but the right one is misplaced (covering his private) and half buried in the green bermuda grass. And oh, his lower body is missing. […]

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident (Italy).

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a Beautiful Architectural Accident

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a beautiful  architectural accident. It is, perhaps, Italy’s most photographed landmark. It was never built to be leaning but just your normal, free standing bell tower you see around Italy. It was built during the Medieval Times in Romanesque style. So, why is the Tower of Pisa leaning?  Well, […]

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Take a Peek: Inside the Colosseum in Rome (Italy).

Take a Peek: Inside the Roman Colosseum

In my previous post, I showed you the facade of the stunning Roman Colosseum. Now, I’ll bring you inside to see what it’s like while learning a bit of its history. This piece of architectural wonder is a must see when you’re in Rome. Don’t skip it, or else, no one would believe you’ve been […]

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The Beauty of the Roman Colosseum Facade (Rome, Italy).

The Beauty of the Roman Colosseum Facade

On my very first afternoon in Italy, I decided to walk and see the beauty of the Roman Colosseum facade. I’ve seen this classic architecture a thousand times in postcards and on the pages of hundreds of books I’ve flipped through. I didn’t want to see one side of it only, so I circled around it […]

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Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is Your Postcard Perfect Place in Italy.

Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is Your Postcard Perfect Place in Italy

Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre is your postcard perfect place in Italy. Cinque Terre is a protected national park which comprises of cinque (five) terre (villages). Riomaggiore is the first train stop if you start from La Spezia where most people stay. The other four villages are: Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Where to stay in […]

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Cinque Terre - Photos from Manarola Village (Italy).

Cinque Terre – Photos from Manarola Village

Cinque Terre is on the north western coast of Italy. This is, perhaps, the country’s version of the French Riviera in France. Cinque Terre is translated into “five lands.” These villages are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza. They’re along the rugged coastlines of Italy where colourful houses are built on jagged cliffs. They view […]

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