Rome: The Trevi Fountain

Rome: The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous...
Rome: Walking Tour and The Spanish Steps

Rome: Walking Tour and The Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. As part of our own little walk around the CIty of Rome, we made...
Rome: The Vatican City

Rome: The Vatican City

As part of our Laidlaws on La Med cruise and as the girls First Communion was coming up in early June, we visited The Vatican City. We were only in Rome for one night so our visit was a short one. We naturally had to visit the Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel....
Rome: Grand Plaza Hotel

Rome: Grand Plaza Hotel

On our return to Rome, having not been able to see any of the sites when we landed at the start of the cruise, I decided to treat us all to a night in a five star hotel with a great location to visit all the must-see destinations. The hotel is impressive but I did...
Laidlaws on La Med: Positano

Laidlaws on La Med: Positano

This is my second visit to Positano and I am already planning my next visit. I love the town and still feel I haven’t spent enough time there. We only had one day on the Amalfi Coast, and only the afternooon in the town of Positano. We had an amazing authentic...