This Guide is fro Pompeii, Sorrento and Florence of our Italy trip. We spent most of our time in Rome during our Italy trip, but still had a chance to see other cities!
At our fourth day of our Italy trip , we’ve decided to go and visit Pompeii. Pompeii is an ancient city, located near Napoli. After Mount Vesuvio goes boom boom city is destroyed and buried under ashes.
Going to Napoli from Rome takes about two hours with train. After that you take your train to the Pompeii. These trains are run buy another company (Circumvesuviana), you take your train to Sorrento and your stop is Pompei Scavi. I would like to remind you that train is very very old , but it doesn’t take long to reach Pompeii.
So, before I tell you about to Pompeii, I have to say this. really wasn’t satisfied with it. Even though we visited in April, it was quite hot (never ever visit it without hats or umbrellas) and without proper guidance you don’t understand much and hard to enjoy it without knowing much about the city. So, if you’re planning to visit Pompeii, Learn your shit and bring an umbrella.
So, I’m adding random photos because I still don’t know much about Pompeii.
Seriously, I’m just adding random photos.
I seriously don’t know what it is but it looked really cool
We couldn’t even finish visiting the whole city. We were pretty tired and hungry. We could’ve went back to Napoli but decided to be adventurous and visit Sorrento!
Go reach Sorrento, you use the same train you took to come Pompeii. I can’t remember it clearly but I think it took about another 20 minutes.
Sorrento is a little lovely town with the great view. We weren’t expecting this much when we arrived. After a small walk from the train station, we’ve decided to eat at a restaurant.
This restaurant has the best tomato soup in the world, I guarantee it! Steak was mediocre but I still can’t forget that soup.
After seeing this view, you know that you did the right thing! It’s amazing from the hill. If you want to go to the sea level, you can use the lift, or walk just like we did.
Anyways, when we reach the water, we had to put our foot in it. It was inevitable.
And ofcourse gifs :3
Protip: if you are planning to visit these places, don’t forget to eat pizza at Napoli. We ate it somewhere close to the train station but it was still delicious.
Protip 2: If you have time, visit Capri island. There are ferries from Napoli and Sorrento and heard it was a great place. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time.
When I decided to visit Rome I was super excited about it, When we were chatting with my dad I was like “gonna see the renaissance stuff, woohooo” and he actually broke my heart by telling me that renaissance was actually born at Florence (Firenze in Italian) . So, when Tirrivirri added Firenze to our travel, it was amazing.
Travelling to Firenze by train from Rome takes about 4 hours, without the high-speed rail. But high speed is also high-expensive and we’re broke, so we took the regular train. Considering we were going to spend 8 hours at train, we didn’t have much time in Firenze (I WISH WE HAD) Tirrivirri insisted that I should see Uffizi and Accademia Gallery.
Tirrivirri visited Firenze before, so we splitted, while she was wandering at Boboli Gardens, I went to Uffizi. At first I’ve tried to take photos of every statue and painting, but then it hit me, it would take couple of days to finish the whole gallery. So, I’m sharing couple of things here, instead of spamming everything.
I was goofin around in Uffizi, ofcourse respecting big masters but also having fun.
Then Boticelli hit my face.
I don’t know much about art. I really don’t. but even if you are as stupid as me, you can feel it. His style is simply amazing. Rooms were full of his works (there were about 30 of his paintings)
I’m going to be honest with you. This thing is amazing. This Venus can be the woman of your dreams. Boticelli simply steals your soul with this artwork.
I took a short break with the great view of Firenze. I wasn’t expecting to see so many things at the lower floor *heavy breathing*
There were also a Bizarre paints exhibition with wonderful paintings but they didn’t let me take photos.
After Uffizi, I was flying over the clouds. I’ve ran into Tirrivirri outside and went to Accademia this time. After all the paintings and sculptures I’ve seen at Uffizi I wasn’t quite ready for David, not yet.
(sorry for photos, they look normal when you click on them)
Accademia is a lot smaller compared to the Uffizi. I kept dragging Tirrivirri around because I wasn’t really ready to see David.
But then I saw him.
I’m not going to lie. Trip to Florance changed my whole perspective about art. After this trip, I’ve visited many museums in France, Germany, Norway, Serbia etc. to see other masterpieces. It leaves you with an unexplainable feeling, sits in your stomach. You feel like you can’t appreciate this enough. :/
We had fun. This was the time that I realised I could LOVE art.