Next week I will have the chance to be in Milan for the second time, and that's a good thing. The first time I went it was January and all I can say is, that I was happy to leave. Nothing dramatic happened, except that the weather was awful. I heard that winter in Milan isn't too pleasant, but after all I thought it's still Italy, can't be too bad. The first afternoon was fine, blue sky, I went on top of the cathedral it was beautiful. The second day it was snowing all day, but it wasn't the nice fluffy snow, it was muddy snow. Nevertheless, I am willing to give Milan a second chance.
Civita Castellana, located in the heart of Italy, is a city about 50km north of Rome. It's a very underrated city, so I thought I would share some pictures with you that I took this weekend.
1) The Colosseum, built in 70 AD in Rome, has over 80 entrances and can accommodate 50,000 to 80,000 spectators.
Personally, I don't know how they do it. Their food is rich in flavor, tastes like heaven and is consumed each time with tons of wine. Life isn't fair, it's not. Here are some nice places in Florence to eat their way.
You can learn more about history visiting Florence, than you could ever in a classroom - you will remember every detail of history you hear about Florence. At least that is what happened to me. So if you ever are lucky enough to study abroad or travel to Italy, I would suggest Florence as the perfect place to do it.
One of the reasons I don't like visiting museums is because I don't know the "back story" or the details to remember and observe the art pieces - often they all look the same to me. With Florence it's different, there is so much history in one city that you cannot avoid hearing about it.
For example, have you ever seen:
Amalfi Cost with the Talented Mr. Ripley
The famous and beautiful Amalfi coast, in the south of Italy only 70km from Naples. A top vacation destination, especially in the 1920s and 1930s if you were an upper class or aristocratic British person. Although today Amalfi still attracts many celebrities because of its beautiful scenery. Many movies have been shot there, and one which I always thought to enjoy was the Talented Mr. Ripley. Why do I say thought to have enjoyed? Today I re-watched it and noticed that it made me slightly uncomfortable, especially because of Tom Ripley the main character. In each movie you try to sympathize with the main actor, yet in this movie the main character is turns out to be the psycho. The first time I watched it I didn't feel as uncomfortable, maybe because I didn't know how it would end.
I once heard in a movie or read that, rereading books is a good idea because each time you get something new and different out of it, depending on the life situation you are in at the moment. Could it be the same with movies?
Still I believe it is a great movie, the Amalfi coast, the dresses which Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing, the sea and as usual the music - Jazz music - make it a unique thriller. Bonus - boys prefer this movie over chick flicks :)