Saturday, March 22, 2014

Italy

For the previous's 
France;  <

Italy;
Nice // Spezia // Bologna // Venice // 
Verona // Pisa // Prato // Florence // Siena // Rome

Europe Europe Europe!
The second time to Europe but the very first time to France & Italy!
Once again, I would love to thank my parents that never fails to be able to bring me // the all of us for a December holiday.
(A friend of mine was saying that looking at the family photo, we all don't look like each other, i said maybe it's true that we were all got picked up from the dustbin and the replies is "you guys are so lucky to be picked up into a family that brings you to Europe" I literally laughed upon seeing the message but I truly know i am blessed, I've a wonderful family. I am blessed, so blessed. 



After a couple of days spent in France, a place i would really describe it as true beauty.
Now we're in Italy for the rest of the trip! Take a virtual tour w/ me to the part of the Europe I've seen myself! 

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Today we took the railway to visit "The Five Lands" it is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. I couldn't remember which is which but we visited 3 lands out of the five lands!

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Railway towards the five lands!
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Daddy & mummy!

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A place where tsunami once destroyed. 

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Venice

Today, we are on our way to Venice; known also as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’ or the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’. It is a city in northeast Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World
Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.

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Guess what i am about to do?

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Getting ready...

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And a random dance LOL

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My dad...... copied me LOL

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Canal Grande.
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Daddy & me!

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The famous Venice river! 

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Cheese, a family selfie!

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About to enter the actual backstreet river!

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And here we are!

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Tryna be cool:
It was a great experience.
I've finally visit here, venice river.

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Verona;
Today's we visited Verona which is the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers / 
Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony!!

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P I S A;
The Leaning Tower of Pisa which is actually the bell tower.

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Family picture w PISA done!

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Siena;
Here we are at Siena, visited the Siena cathedral!

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Hehehe

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ROME;
An ancient civilization which dates back thousands of years from the presence of the ancient ruins exposed by archeologists throughout the ages. Today, we would enter Rome, the capital of Italy and also known as the Eternal City. We visited the St Peter’s Basilica; the largest Catholic Church in the world // Trevi Fountain // the Colosseum // and the Spanish Steps.


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St Peter’s Basilica; the largest Catholic Church in the world.

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Bernini's "Cathedra Petri" and "Gloria"

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Air vents for the crypt in St. Peter's Basilica

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View of Rome from the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica

Panorama showing the façade of St. Peter's at the centre with the arms of Berninis colonnade sweeping out on either side. It is midday and tourists are walking and taking photographs.



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ROME;
the Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.

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The Roman Empire, one of the greatest works of Roman architecture. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world. A place I've always wanted to visit, I am here I've marked my foot steps I was here, Colosseum.

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Colosseum Family picture done!

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The Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy. 
It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. 

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Trevi Fountain and the Gods. Poseidon, Rich, Health, Four Seasons and the key to Heaven. 

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Trevi Fountain papal coat of arms
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Coins are purportedly meant to be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder. The most beautiful fountain I've ever seen. I've made my three wishes and i hope it would come true. X.

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Spanish Steps;
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe.

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A random worker at the restaurant. 
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Beautiful pinkish blue sunset sky at the Spanish!
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Rome -> Dubai - Singapore.

Had a awesome great two weeks w fam visiting Europe for the second time! 
A memorable one! Thank you Dad & Mum once again! 




XO

With loves,
N.


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