Tag: Italy

Amalfi & Salerno: Sunny paradise

This entry will be a bit shorter than some of my others. I came to Salerno to relax a bit with the smell of the Mediterranean and the sun kissing my skin. I arrived by train from Rome and ended up getting a little lost, as usual, trying to find my hostel. I asked a…

Roma: Italian romance

Ah, Rome. There is so much I can say about Rome, but it wouldn’t be enough to capture how beautiful it really is. I am sitting here right now at a loss for words to describe it. I arrived to Roma Termini (the train station) early, which, I must add, almost never happens in Italy.…

Florence & Siena: Tuscany’s rivals

Next city on my hit list was Florence, Italy and I managed to make a day trip to Siena as well. I arrived by train as usual, because the train network in Italy is fantastic in my opinion. My host in Florence was Alessandro, who actually lives in Sesto Fiorentino which is a suburb of…

Bologna: Oldest European student city

Bologna was by far the most surprising city I visited in Italy. The city is very rich in history and maybe one of its biggest claims to fame is that it holds the oldest university in the world: the University of Bologna, founded in 1088! Now that’s old. When walking through the streets you can…

Venezia: Port of Italy

I left Vienna on September 8th from the Westbahnhof train station. My trip was 12 hours long until I finally reached Venice-Mestre train station on the morning of September 9th. I had no clue where to go upon my arrival. The information office had moved to another location and there was nowhere to ask for…