On Friday 18th July, we went north along the Ligurian coast and visited the beautiful Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino (where they filmed a scene for ‘The Wolves of Wall Street’) and also San Fruttuoso. We walked approximately 5km to reach Portofino from Santa Margherita and was amazed by the ocean view the entire time. At the end of the day, we went back to Rapallo (where our accommodation was) by ferry and were able to briefly revisit the three places - it was a completely different experience to look at the towns from the sea.

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How I adored Florence.

This tiny yet unbelievably exquisite city has everything it needs and deserves to be the artistic capital of Italy.

We couldn’t wait but went to Ponte Vecchio straightaway after we arrived and watched the breath-takingly beautiful Arno River scene at dusk.

The Giotto’s Campanile (bell tower next to Duomo di Firenze) took a fair bit of effort to climb but the view from above was well-worth it.

We also wandered along the streets on the Southern bank after dark and I bought a can of lemon soda from a vending machine supermarket - wait for a sneak peek in my upcoming vid!

Another thing I learned from the trip: i can eat boiled chicken and potatoes everyday for the rest of my life as long as there’s tuscany Truffle sauce on top of them.

Grins.

WEEKEND IN MILAN - Vol.4 RAPALLO from Krisilience on Vimeo.

On Thursday 17th July 2014, I took a 3-hour train ride to one of the Ligurian towns on the north-west coast of italy, its name is Rapallo, a small, quiet but very lovely city to the south-east of Genova. There are a lot of seafood restaurants on the inner side of the beach esplanade. We stayed at Hotel Mignon Posta which was also small but the managing lady was very friendly and provided us with a lot of helpful tips.

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WEEKEND IN MILAN - Vol.3 Venice

On Sunday 13th July 2014, I went to Venice for a day trip to get a taste of this romantic and artistic city. I visited the St Mark’s Square and Bacilica, Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs and the Grand Canal. We also went to the glass factory to watch a glass-making session then wrapped up the day with a Gondola ride.

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WEEKEND IN MILAN - Vol.2 Verona & Lake Garda

On Friday 4th July 2014, I went on a day trip to Verona and finally visited Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, Santa Maria Antica, Arena di Verona and Lake Garda.

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Fell instantly in love with their sound, and this remix takes it further.

Climbed up to the rooftop of Duomo di Milano today (using stairs rather than the elevator to get the full experience).

Such a nice view from above.

Got back to the apartment tonight and received a full load of sale goodness from Monki.

Can’t find no better weekend than this.

Spent almost the whole weekend dreading we might not be able to take these million-dollar photos and finally winning.

It did take a bit of physical, intellectual and mental effort (for those who’d like to see a close demonstration of how we did it, stay tuned to the triathlon game in 2016), but every pixel was worth it.

Hopefully I get the time to finish all the videos before heading home to Adelaide.

Went to Portofino, Santa Margherita and San Fruttuoso yesterday.

Sunshine, great view and good food.

Almost feel like home.