MY STAY IN ITALY

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Vacanta mea in Italia a fost una speciala. Puteti citi despre ea aici. Peisajele, oamenii pe care i-am intalnit, cultura unica, mancarea delicioasa si vremea insorita au fost elementele cheie pentru un concediu reusit.

Un alt factor important este si cazarea. Iata unde mi-am refacut fortele de-a lungul traseului din Italia:

My vacation in Italy was truly special. You can read about it here. The views, the people I’ve met, the unique culture, the delicious food and the sunny weather were all key elements for a good trip. Another important thing is where you sleep. Here is where I took a breath during my journey through Italy.

Another important thing is where you sleep. Here is where I took a breath during my journey through Italy.

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BELLA ITALIA

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Prima mea calatorie in Italia a fost una de aproape 2 saptamani si m-am indragostit pe loc! Am planificat cu grija toate amanuntele calatoriei: in ce orase stam, pentru cat timp si am ales in asa fel incat hotelurile sa fie destul de aproape de gara, ca sa nu caram prea mult bagajele. Nu am inchiriat masina, am luat avionul pana in Italia iar acolo ne-am descurcat de minune cu trenul. Voi scrie mai multe si despre hotelurile in care am stat intr-o postare viitoare. Pana atunci, sa incepem calatoria:

Inceputul: Bucuresti – Pisa

Nici ca puteam alege un loc mai frumos pentru inceputul calatoriei. In mijloc de vara, Pisa e ca o gura de aer proaspat. O sa petreceti o zi intreaga admirand celebrul turn din Pisa. E pacat sa nu urcati cele aproape 300 de scari; eu m-am amuzat teribil spre varf cand am simtit cat de inclinat e turnul. Turnul e situat in Piazza dei Miracoli, unde mai gasiti si Domul din Pisa, cimitirul si mai multe muzee. Cand o sa va plictisiti, o plimbare pe malul raului Arno o sa va dezmorteasca. Peisajul arata superb la apus.

My first stay in Italy was about 2 weeks long; I fell in love on the spot. I planned with care all the details: cities to visit and how long we should stay. We didn’t rent a car, we took the plane to Italy and the train in between cities. I’ll write about the hotels in a future post. Until then, let’s begin the trip:

THE BEGINNING: BUCHAREST – PISA

I couldn’t have picked a better place for the start of our trip. During the summer, Pisa is like a breath of fresh air. You’ll spend an entire day admiring the Leaning Tower. Take a deep breath and climb the almost 300 stairs; when you are near the top you can actually feel how inclined the tower is. The tower is located in Piazza dei Miracoli, next to the Duomo, the cemetery and museums. When you get bored, take a walk along the banks of the river Arno . The sunset is amazing.

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CALATORIE DE O ZI IN SAN MARINO / ONE DAY TRIP TO SAN MARINO

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Daca va aflati in nord estul Italiei, atunci e pacat sa nu vizitati si San Marino. Un stat in stat, San Marino este una dintre cele mai mici tari din lume si cea mai veche republica din lume. San Marino se lauda cu faptul ca este una dintre cele mai bogate tari. Turnurile din San Marino sunt principala atractie turistica – acestea ofera privelisti senzationale, de la mare inaltime, spre marea Adriatica. If you are visiting north-eastern Italy, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to San Marino. A state within a state, San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world, and also, the oldest republic in the world. San Marino takes pride in the fact that it’s one of the most richest countries in the world. The three towers: Guaita, Cesta and Montale, are the main attraction. Only the first two can be visited by tourists. The three towers offer spectacular views over Italy and the Adriatic sea.

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FLORENTA: ARTA, STIL SI ISTORIE / FLORENCE: ART, STYLE AND HISTORY

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Florenta e orasul in care am visat sa ajung inca de cand eram mica. Capiala artei in perioada Renasterii, Florenta este orasul in care s-au nascut sau au domiciliat minti luminate precum Leonardo Da Vinci, Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Michalangelo, Donatelo sau Galileo Galilei. Florence is the city I have dreamt to visit since I was a kid. The capital of art in the Renaissance period, Florence is the place where great artists or thinkers changed the world as we know it today. Leonardo Da Vinci, Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Michalangelo, Donatelo or Galileo Galilei were born or lived here.
Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy

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LOOKING FOR THE SUMMER

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Desi nu s-ar zice dupa ultimele ploi, vara a venit totusi si in Romania. Multi inca isi mai planifica vacantele de vara iar altii s-au si intors din concedii. Vara pentru mine este mereu un motiv de bucurie. Sunt doua saptamani de concediu in care pot sa descopar lumea si sa ajung in alta dimensiune, departe de viata mea obisnuita din Bucuresti. O sa va invit sa vizitati alaturi de mine in saptamanile urmatoare cateva dintre cele mai frumoase destinatii de vacanta. Even if the weather was rainy in the last days, summer is here in Romania. A lot of people are still planning the vacation, while others have already returned. The Summer is for me a reason of joy. In the Summer I enjoy 2 weeks of vacation and I’m free to discover the world away from my usual life in Bucharest. I’ll invite you to tag along and visit some of the most popular summer destinations in Europe.

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