Rome and Milan.
08.07.2013 - 11.07.2013
As much as I loved my Paris trip I would have to say that my Italy trip rivals it. Only because I absolutely loved the ruins! After leaving Paris at 9:15 p.m. on July 8th I took Iberia flight 5720 to Rome, Italy. I arrived at 11:15p.m. after a two hour flight (1,104km). The flight cost me about $180.00 Canadian. Of course because I landed in Rome so late the first thing that came to my mind was for me to find a comfortable hotel to rest for the night and begin my lovely trip the next day. The first hotel that I found suitable was Hotel Fontana, although it was not as pretty as the other hotels that I stayed at it proved to be just fine because this was the one trip that I actually only went to my hotel to sleep and shower.
After a good rest I woke up the next morning ready for Rome. I had a list of landmarks that I wanted to see, and at the top of that list was The Colosseum because it is astounding that the structure is still standing, even if it is not restored, when it was bulit in 80 AD!!! That kind of structure is astounding and so full and rich with history. During my stay in Rome I also visited The Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica, both were beautiful. But I had to save the best for last, and that is the Trevi Fountian, not only because I saw it in the Lizzie McGuire movie but also because it is said that once you throw a coin into the fountain you will be destined to return to Rome, and I can only pray that I will be lucky enough to return to enjoy the experience all over again.
I spent a couple of days in Rome but being as obsessed with fashion as I am, I couldn’t just go to Italy without going to Milan. So I checked out of my hotel and went to the airport to rent a small car for about $122.00 Canadian. I drove the car for about six hours before I reached Milan (610km). Once I reached Milan I Checked into Hotel Berna and left all my stuff in the room for the day, without packing. I would only stay there for a night. For the remainder of the day I literally drove around and shopped at every store I saw! It was the experience of a lifetime! Everything was top of the line.