2. Cinque Terre
Haris and I had no idea we could do a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre (which literally translates to 5 villages). The asking price for the tour was about 80 euros, and because the Chinese blood was singing in my veins to haggle, I managed to get a student discount for half the price at 40 euros each! This tour was 13 1/2 hours and included a two hour bus there and back, a 2 train rides, 1 boat ride and time to spend in 4 different villages along the coasts.
Here's Haris looking considerably upset with his ice cream for some reason.
4. RomeWe arrived at Rome pretty late at night and decided to take a cab to the hotel, which was just out of reach from actually being in the city of Rome. We actually had to take 2 different sets of buses to just get to the center. It's not so much the journey, rather the frequency of the buses which could take from 5-30 minutes between one and the other.
The Vatican City was really amazing. They have 140 statues on top of each pillar in the piazza, and the centre tower is made to look like the key to the city. Michelangelo's works are really remarkable, and it's worth going to the Basilica and the Sisteen Chapel which Haris and I missed out on because we didn't have enough time.
Mandatory Colloseum jump photo!
I have been compiling a travel book for the entire time I've been in Italy, and will continue to do so for all my travels later on. If you have any questions or need any help just hollaaaaaa.