Josh & Diana (my brother and his girlfriend) were travelling through Europe, so I decided to become a third wheel by joining them for a few days in Italy!
What’s great about living in Zürich is how easy it is to travel to other countries. For this trip, I decided to take an overnight Flixbus from Zürich to Rome, which was much cheaper than a plane, plus I arrived first thing in the morning! On the way back, I took another overnight bus from Florence to Zürich, then went straight to the office. I must say… overnight busses are awesome.
The trip lasted 4 days. I arrived in Rome pretty early (about 10am), so I had a full day right off the bat! I met J&D in a Café, and we shortly thereafter began our travels through Rome & Florence. My highlights of Rome were ruins littered everywhere, and the map room in The Vatican. It’s crazy how accurate the cartographers were back then!
On the first day, we mainly explored architecture around the city, ate a lot of pasta, drank a lot of wine, and visited the Colosseum.
On the second day, we went to the Vatican & the Roman Forum.
On the third, we explored Florence. On the top of a hill (as shown in some pictures), you can oversee the entire city!
On day 4, we explored some more, and visited some gardens, including the Boboli Garden.