A little crazy idea, but already implemented by me three times: Italy in winter from Sunday afternoon to Saturday inclusive, so less than a week. Here is a report from the trip by car, but for the upcoming winter holidays I will make a slightly modified route in a motorhome.
Maybe someone wants to use the program, then I invite you ...
Another trip during the winter holidays. Italy 2011 . In fact, it's a repeat from 2009, but we saw more, and this weather ... At the beginning of February in Rome on 17 ', when in Poland -3.
So to the point ...
Departure on Sunday afternoon. The route of travel Kielce-Krakow-Chyżne-Bratislava-Vienna-Venice-Assisi-Rome-Kielce. Number of people: 4. Skoda Superb ...
We leave Kielce around 1.30 pm to collect a team on the way and through Krakow we go to the Polish-Slovak border in Chyżne. Immediately abroad, we buy a glass sticker (7 days - 7 euro) and drive towards Žilina and Bratislava. When abroad, we buy a second windshield sticker (10 days - 7.90 euro) and drive towards Vienna. We do not visit the capital and head towards Venice. We are there (Hotel Centrale-Mestre) around 5 am. The cost of the motorway section - EUR 14.50.
A nap in the car ...
Around 7.30 we go to the hotel (Hotel Centrale: 4-person room with bathroom + continental breakfast = 72euro) to ask if we can leave our luggage at the hotel and put the car in the parking lot. It turns out that we can take our room now. We put the car in the garage (EUR 10 per day), make breakfast, sandwiches for the road and go by bus to Venice (return trip EUR 2.40 / person).
We start our tour through the narrow streets of the city to reach the Rialto Bridge . Venice welcomes us with the sun and colorful masks of the Carnival.
We continue our tour going towards St. Brand .
Of course, dozens of narrow streets, canals, nooks and crannies, where a tourist should get lost for at least three days ... We were a few hours, but it was worth enjoying the sun and the atmosphere of the Carnival Venice after an all-night trip ...
After an early breakfast and packing our suitcases, we leave around 8.00 am to Assisi . Around noon we reach the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels . The basilica was built by the will of Pope Pius V in the years 1569 - 1679 according to the plans of Geleazzo of Perugia. It is one of the most magnificent Christian basilicas.
Within the walls of this monumental temple, in the central nave, stands an old and holy Church called Porcjuncula from the 10th century, which the Benedictines gave to Saint Francis and his followers on April 22, 1212.
After a moment of prayer, we go to the church of St. Damian from the 11th century. Here is a wooden cross from which in 1209 Christ spoke to a worried Francis. It is a place of many pilgrimages.
From there, we go to the town center, walking along narrow streets to the Basilica of St. Francis , in which there are relics and the tomb of the Saint.
You can also meet such beautiful "raisins" here
After three hours of sightseeing, we're going to Rome . We are in our apartment before 20.00. The host gives us the keys and we can rest (4-person room + access to kitchen and bathroom - shared for three rooms = 70 EUR / day). Travel from Venice via Assisi to Rome - no fee.
After breakfast, we prepare sandwiches for the road and to the Vatican . Holy Mass here in the Polish Chapel at the tomb of John Paul II and the General Audience in the Hall of Paul VI.
After the audience, we go to the Eternal City: Angel Castle , Piazza Navona with the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the middle, the Church of St. Ignatius , Pantheon , Trevi Fountain , Piazza Venezzia to end the day at the Roman Forum and the Colosseum .
Breakfast and on the way ... We visit: Spanish Square and the Spanish Steps , Republic Square with the Baths of Diocletian and the Basilica of Our Lady , Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore , Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori with the Image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the Lateran Basilica , the Holy Staircase to get home through T erme di Caracalla and the Pyramid ... On foot ... But the weather was good, the sun was shining ... and here is the beginning of February ...
We pack the car and go to Poland. We leave at 9.00 a.m. This time we are going on the highway. Direction Florence-Venice-Udine (cost 23.5 euro + 26 euro). All day and all night driving to fall asleep in your own bed in the morning.
- time: 6 days
- route: 3600 km
A quick, intense, active trip. But it is worth ... The Vatican, the Tomb of John Paul II, the Eternal City, and the carnival in Venice and reflection in Assisi.
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