Viewing posts from November, 2015
Posted by: budgettravel in Hikes, Italy 3 years, 2 months ago
We stayed at an Affittacamere (Room for Rent) in La Spezia, a quick walk from La Spezia Centrale train station. The owner was very helpful, providing us with maps and local information. There are a couple streets in La Spezia that leads to the marina, lined with cute shops. It’s a nice place to walk at the time of the evening stroll, with many dining and gelato options to choose from.
Posted by: budgettravel in History, Italy 3 years, 2 months ago
In Florence, we stayed in a 15th century palace centrally located in the middle of Florence. It is somewhat mind boggling to think that this palace was being built when Christopher Columbus was making his first steps onto the Americas. The room itself was part of a palace, with access to a large living and dining area. Unfortunately, the room faced the street, so though it was 3 floors up, the echos from the 4 floor building across the street and the cobblestone street below, amplified each and every sound that came along. Lesson learned? Try to get a room NOT facing the street.
Posted by: budgettravel in History, Italy 3 years, 3 months ago
One thing about Venice - it is always busy. There are people everywhere you go, pretty much at any time of the day. Near midnight, there is a little less people.
Posted by: budgettravel in Italy, Travel Tips 3 years, 3 months ago
We learned a few lessons along the way, usually the hard way. Hopefully it will help you have a better travel experience.