Above: the three of us in Pompeii.
This November, I went to Italy with my mother and sister. It was quite the adventure. Mostly it was magical -- until the very end. But we'll get to that. First, let's start with the good stuff.
( SATURDAY/SUNDAY: THE LONG-ASS JOURNEY )
Above: ancient brothel in Pompeii. Nice.
( MONDAY: NAPLES & POMPEII )
These are the Spanish Steps. They don't look like much -- and where is everyone?
( TUESDAY: ROME )
St. Peter's Square, Pope Day.
( WEDNESDAY: VATICAN CITY )
( THURSDAY: FLORENCE )
Suddenly: SWISS ALPS
( FRIDAY: LONGEST DAY EVER )
Rocky end aside, this was a magnificent trip. I saw so much of Italy in such a short time. The people are lovely, the food is exquisite, the coffee is amazeballs, and the driving is fucking terrifying. All in all, I recommend a visit to Italy -- but I would suggest staying outside of Rome and visiting it for a day or two instead. This beautifully historic city suffers from tourism fever -- inevitable, but it's sad to see the likes of the Pantheon and Colosseum decorated with street vendor after street vendor.