A trip to Sistiana bay: Portopiccolo and Duino

If you ever visit north Adriatic coast and care to spare a day for a short road trip, or if you happen to be bored in Slovenia (which I am sure is pretty impossible if you are a tourist, but happens to locals all the time), this post just might come handy. A lot has been written about Portopiccolo, considering its very short history, however not many people know that there is a very nice castle just around the corner – making a trip to Sistiana bay even more interesting. Old castle with a tragic legend Duino is a municipality in the northern Adriatic coast, just about 1 hour’s drive from Slovenian capital Ljubljana (or Venice and Klagenfurt, if you […]

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Hotel review: Hotel Ponte Sisto Roma (Rome, Italy)

Ah, Rome. One of the most romantic cities in the world. We decided to spoil ourselves for the weekend, so we searched for a higher classed hotel with excellent guest reviews. We didn’t want any surprises so we booked hotel Ponte Sisto, which was rated as one of the best in the category of four star hotels. Location Hotel Ponte Sisto has a very romantic location near Tibera river which offers a good starting point for sightseeing. It doesn’t offer a direct river view, as it is hidden in the narrow Via dei Pettinari street but it is literally steps away from Ponte Sisto bridge which leads to Trastevere. The closest metro station is around 2 km away, so this […]

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A Weekend in Rome

I saw Rome many times from a bird’s eye view, usually on my way across the Atlantic. There was also one attempt a few years ago when we were supposed to land in Rome, rent a car there and drive to Amalfi coast. Only that time we missed the plane and drove directly from Trieste airport to Naples, without stopping in Rome. So there I was, in my late thirties, having visited 46 states, climbed the pyramids, cuddled with tigers, swam with sharks… but never spent a single day in the eternal city. Until this weekend in November. A weekend in Rome. When everything was absolutely perfect. Getting there and around Getting to Rome from Slovenia is easy and relatively […]

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5 things to see in Rome for free

We visited Rome on the first weekend of November (actually we had 3 whole days and a half), and since this was our first time in the eternal city, we had to focus on seeing only the most famous attractions. Our plan was to visit Colosseum, Vatican City, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona, the Spanish steps and everything else which would come in our way. Unfortunately we didn’t count on the crowds (honestly, I thought the high season would be over) and since we didn’t want to stand in the long lines to visit the most popular places, we changed our strategy to “Que Sera, Sera”. We were blessed with 3 whole days of sun and crystal clear skies, so […]

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