Tag: italy

NBH-030 Torre di Pisa

Another nanoblock design for a wildly famous and popular tourist attraction in Italy. We visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa located at the Piazza dei Miracoli during our honeymoon but couldn’t fit it into our schedule when we brought lil sis some years later to do…

NBH-092 Venezia

Venice goes down as one of our fondest destinations in the world, and I have been waiting with bated breath for Kawada to release their nanoblock design of this water city. Have to admit that I was not too impressed when I first saw the design….

10 Things about Italy

Italy, or Italia in Italian, has an official name called the Italian Republic and is shaped like a boot. Rome, the capital, has a population of 3 million and is nicknamed the ‘Eternal City’. It borders Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. Its…

Romancing Our Love, Venezia

Venezia (or ‘Venice‘ in English) was suitably the first stop of our 18-day grand tour of Italia given how much we loved this enchanting little city (and had vowed to return with the intention of seeing more of it) when we visited during our…

Epilogue – Europe Honeymoon

Expectations were feverishly high because it was after all (pricey!) Europe and well… our honeymoon. The honeymoon. One may travel to many places in his entire lifetime and promptly forget about some of these places several moons later, but nobody forgets the honeymoon. As luck would…

The ‘Motleys’

Not that Lake Maggiore in Italy, Brussels in Belgium and London in England are any less important, but they have been lumped together simply for convenience’s sake since we spent very little time in these cities and it seemed appropriate to put them together…

The Romance & Fashion Capitals

Venice (or ‘Venezia’ in Italian), a city in northern Italy proverbial for tourism, goes by several other names including “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges” and “The Floating City”. However, none of these monikers befits this Italian stunner more than “The Romance Capital”. Indeed, many…

First Encounter with The ‘Boot’

Italy (or ‘Italia’ in Italian) also often goes by the moniker of ‘The Boot’, ascribed by the physical shape of the country. Me thinks this endearing nickname is rather befitting for a soccer-crazed nation like Italy. We landed at Rome Fiumicino Airport on a…