After some great relaxing days in Assisi, it was about time to head back to Rome for a final few days before going home to Stockholm!
So what did we do during these last days in Rome? Well surprise surprise, we visited some more absolutely stunning churches!
We got to visit the Catacomb of Priscilla, which contain some of the earliest known Marian paintings, dating back to the early 3rd century. It’s also 13 km long! This place was really something special.
We also spend quite a lot of time just walking around Rome and enjoying its scenes. Something I’m really missing about it is the ancient beauty of the city.
During one of the final evenings, my sister and I decided to divert from the group’s plans and go and have dinner at our favorite restaurant in Rome, Doveralù. Although we loved the group we were traveling with and we had a lot of fun, we both felt like we needed some alone/sister time, so off we went!
What other way to start a nice dinner than with drinks? Mine was a fresh apple/mint drink, while Milda’s drink was more fruity and exotic.
We really weren’t that original that evening and apart from the drinks in the beggining we ended up ordering the exactly same foods 😛 Their Carbonara was absolutely delicious!
And what more traditional could you order for dessert than Tiramisu?
So that was basically all from our trip to Italy! I loved going back to some of the places I’ve been to before, as well as having some new exiting discoveries and experiences. Can’t wait to my next travel plans!
See you soon! x
On Monday it was time to travel to a destination I love – Italy! I’ll be spending 10 days here, switching between Rome and Assisi during that period.
Here’s what I’ve been up to during the past 5 days:
First day was filled with travel and ended with a nice dinner at Cantina Belsiana and a visit to the Piazas di Spagna and the Spanish steps.
The second day was mostly spent visiting many different churches, all incredible in their own unique way. Beautiful paintings on both the walls and the ceilings, with neither time nor creativity spared regarding decorations. In the evening we went to Al Picchio for dinner, where I had risotto con scampi. Then we walked past one of the most iconic places in Rome – Fontana di Trevi.
Wednesday as well began exploring some of romes many churches. Then we made our way to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. There we got to go on a guided tour under the church, to see all of the excavations that have been made. They were truly impressive, and it was nice to get some background information about the building of the biggest church in the world. Then we attended the consistory during which five bishops from around the world became cardinals, one of them being Sweden’s first cardinal ever – Anders Arborelius.
Thursday was probably the most exciting day religiously wise. It began with taking part in a mass held by the Pope at St. Peter’s square, which was absolutely incredible! Then we had some free time, which we spent walking around Rome, visiting parks, more churches and shopping. Lastly we had dinner at a very nice restaurant with delicious food called Doveralù. I finally got to try some great Italian wine (Pinot Grigio, my second favorite sort of white wine) and some traditional Italian desserts!
Today we were off to the second destination of this trip, Assisi, my favorite “smaller” town in Italy. Experiences from this lovely place will be in an upcoming post!
Might sounds a bit contradictory, huh?
But no, that’s what I had the pleasure to enjoy a couple of days ago! My aunt’s cousin (Elena), her daughter (Agne), my aunt and I went on a day trip to Druskininkai: Lithuania’s (probably) most famous health resort. It’s a whole town filled with different health centres, spas and water parks. This was my second time here and I enjoyed every last minute of it!
We chose to go to a place which has several things in one place: water park, several spas, saunas, a restaurant etc. The water park had a couple of swimming pools, several water slides, an imitation of a river and a stormy sea, 20 different saunas, pool bars and I don’t even know how many hot tubs (both inside and outside).
Agne and I
Design theme: Tropical Island (with penguins :P)
So we started our day in the water park swimming, then we went over to the spa (which was in the same building complex) to get our procedures. Agne and I chose to get a 90 min Lyphatic Drainage Massage. First it was 60 min of massage with a specific technique, and then it was time for 30 min in a heated capsule, like a super intense sauna. And I can tell you, it was HOT! I’ve probably never sweated so much in my life hahhahah!!!
The day ended at home by celebrating my aunt’s birthday!
After Agnes’ birthday party yesterday it was time to head off for the annual summer vacay in Lithuania.
I had some time before my flight (better safe than sorry folks), so of course that was spent chilling in a cafe. This place had some really nice interior, which made the whole stay even nicer!
Then today I was off to Marijampole and my dear aunt! I’ll be spending most of my time here,coming with fun things to do and just chilling. After all, what are vacations for if not relaxing and enjoying the sun!