Oh, Italy, how I miss you.

I stayed the longest in Italy during my Runaway Europe tour. From Milan to Naples, I enjoyed various aspects of this country for two weeks, and made me want to go back someday. Italy, previously well known as a part of the Roman Empire, is one of the most important place for the archeological and cultural reasons. Every step of the way, there is a 2000-year-old artifact to contain amazing anecdote. I enjoyed the story of Herculaneum, a few best of Rome and how pigeons made David to stay indoors. There are so many stories breathing alive here. Though that’s not the only reason why I had such a good time. Thanks to the kind people of Italy I interacted with, I got to see what the life is in Italy. I loved their values in life, coffee culture, beautiful countryside with wineries, and history. Of course two weeks was awfully short time to figure all these out, but as you know, there is a place just connect to the heart without any specific reason. Italy was like that for me. Not just because it is shaped like boots.

Here I share some of the best parts of each city I’ve been.

Milan

Milano Duomo
Milano Duomo
Window display at Milan
Window display at Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Milan central train station
Milan central train station

Florence

Firenze Duomo
Firenze Duomo
Gates of Paradise
Gates of Paradise
Galileo Galilei's tomb at Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
Galileo Galilei’s tomb at Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
A glass of wine with sandwich for lunch
A glass of wine with sandwich for lunch
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio

Rome

Colosseum and its underground revealed
Colosseum and its underground revealed
The Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino)
The Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino)
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain
Puntarelle – Roma’s favourite vegetable
Puntarelle – Roma’s favourite vegetable
pantheon
Pantheon
Italian Coffee
Italian Coffee

The Vatican City

St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica
Pieta
Pieta
Vatican City (c)Runaway Juno
Very old graffiti
Tomb of Pope John Paul II
Tomb of Pope John Paul II

Orvieto

Orvieto Duomo
Orvieto Duomo
The view of Umbria countryside from Orvieto
The view of Umbria countryside from Orvieto
Underground tour at Orvieto
Underground tour at Orvieto
Orvieto
Orvieto

Naples

Mount Vesuvio and city of Napoli
Mount Vesuvio and city of Napoli
Sorento - Napoli Pizza
Sorento – Napoli Pizza
Pompeii house column
Pompeii house column at Archeological Museum in Naples
Sfogliatelle at Naples
Sfogliatelle at Naples
Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius
Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius

 

18 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Best of Italy”

  1. Beautiful pictures! I always like to read about people’s impressions on Italy. And I always find myself thinking I should see more of my country… 🙂 glad you enjoyed your stay here!

    1. I really do love your country. I want to do a road trip from north to south someday. It would be amazing! I really want to see more of countryside.

  2. God I miss that place. I did a market food tour with Walks of Italy there. Amazing.

    I miss the food. But summers in Rome….like living on the sun.

    1. I liked the food tour as well. I want to buy some of the olive oil and balsamic vinegar next time I’m there. Ah, they make such a great products! I was there in October, but I’ll make sure not to go there in Summer if I don’t want to feel like standing on the sun. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the compliments! I’m honoured to impress you. 🙂 Italy is such a beautiful country. I don’t know much about their politics (seems like there’s a lot of issues at the moment) but I liked talking to Italians and expats. Somehow, I feel a lot of similarities between Koreans and Italians. Can’t exactly tell what, but I do feel it.

  3. Awesome photos, really! I see you have been in Tuscany… have you also visited the lesser known “Maremma” area in the south? It is really lovely and alternative to the most ‘famous’ part of the region 🙂 it won’t disappoint

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