Rome and Tuscany 2015 Pages From the Travel Journal Rome and Tuscany 2015 Maria Hagsten Michelsen October 3, 2015 While we were waiting to board our plane in Kastrup Airport, I made a list of Italian phrases and made a drawing of my dreams for our future adventure in Rome and Tuscany. While in Rome I felt inspired to some really weird drawings. A futuristic knight A fantastic insect creature. Catching photographs in the “golden hour”. Visiting Palazzo e Galleria Doria Pamphilj – where we enjoyed the great audio guide by Jonathan Pamphilj and I marveled over the amazing Velázquez painting of Pope Innocent X. Enjoying a Peroni beer at Bar San Calisto in Trastevere. Dinner at Fish Market. Visit to villa e museo e galleria Borghese and its beautiful statues by Bernini and Canova. Lunch at Pinsere, where you get the best Roman “pizza”. Dinner at Cul de Sac. Cocktails at Salotto 42. Explorations of the ruins of Villa Adrina. A stay in Orvieto, where I fell completely in love with the Duomo. Lunch in Castiglione del Lago. Stay in Montepulciano, the most adorable town. Dinner at Cantina Gattavecchi, where I had the best steak in my life. Enjoyed the view over the valley from our balcony at Camera Bellavista. A pitstop in Montalcino, where we had lunch and wine tasting at Enoteca la Fortezza. Arrived at Fattoria di Rignana in Greve for 3 days of relaxation. A stay in San Gimignano. Had lunch at Caffè Giardino, which became an instant favorite. Was upgraded to the best room at Hotel Bel Soggiorna because our aircondition did not work, and spent the evening and early morning looking at the marvelous view over the Tuscan valleys. Came to Siena, which was in the middle of preparing for Palio di Siena. Loved the city’s Duomo. Had the most wonderful meal at Taverna di San Giuseppe. A visit in Monteriggion – gave me a reason to read up on my Dante. Went for a couple of days relaxation at Podere Palazzolo. Had another wine tasting. Went to Lucca, a city you cannot help but fall in love with. And then we came to Florence, where we were engulfed in art, culture and tourists for a couple of days. The Uffizzi Gallery is amazing in both its architecture and collection. Battistero di San Giovanni had the most wonderful mosaic ceiling. Found a Brew Dog Pub in Florence for a little homely feeling. Went to Bologna, which was the perfect ending of a perfect journey. It has an amazingly weird unfinished cathedral and two towers, that are leaning in a way that makes you dizzy. The city’s “Seven churches” is one of the most amazing and tranquil places I have ever visited. And the cities amazing porticoes gives it a charming character unlike any other italian city. Bought 3 great comics with Rat-Man. And then it was back to Denmark to a few more days of holiday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Rome and Tuscany 2015 by Maria Michelsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.