Italy on a Budget Trip (Florence, Rome, Vatican, & Venice)

Bonjourno Italia! Italy’s great food, beautiful countryside, fabulous wine, and long history make it an excellent country to visit. Natupad din ang pangarap kong maka-apak sa bansang Italia. Italy leaves no one underwhelmed. There’s so much to do in Italy that it would take a lifetime to finish.

My first step in Florence                                                                                                                          Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance so it’s seeping in masterpieces of art and architecture. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. More than art, there are beautiful Renaissance churches, buildings, and streets. Florence was historically considered the capital of art and culture and it shows. It’s a great jumping off point for Tuscany wineries, food tours, and it also boosts a great night life.

A quick side-trip to The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Province of Pisa is a province in the Tuscany region of central Italy. Its capital is the city of Pisa


  • Expat Explore Quote: €110 (5788 pesos) for Florence
  • Food: €18 (952.62 pesos) – lunch & dinner, (Breakfast by expat explore)
  • Accommodationincluded in expat explore
  • Transportation: Coach from Switzerland to Italy provided by expat exploreFor budget commuters you can check the route & price here -> Switzerland to Florence by bus

And I met Rome in person                                                                                                                           What is there, really that you can’t say about Rome? Considered the center of the world for centuries, the birthplace of Caesar, and home of the Catholic Church, Rome is a city built on history. A visit to Rome is a gateway to an understanding of Europe. Of course there are the large crowds, congestion, bad traffic, and tons of tourists. Pero ayus lang, to beat the crowd gumising ng maaga! And anyone who wanders off the tourist trail here will be rewarded with a city filled with life amid a vast amount of historical ruins. Nakita ko rin sa wakas ang Colosseum na ini-sketch kopa way back my architecture days in college.

Day-trip to Vatican City                             

Vatican City, a city state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s the home of Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Natupad  din ang pangarap kong makita ang lugar ni Pope. There are so many priceless highlights, you could spend hours just looking at them and glazing over the thousands of other pieces. Consider getting a guide to make the museum come to life.


  • Expat Explore Quote: €110 (5788 pesos) for Rome 
  • Food: €20 (1058.47 pesos) – 2 days lunch & dinner, (Breakfast by expat explore)
  • Accommodationincluded in expat explore
  • Transportation: Coach from Florence to Rome by expat explore. Sa mga budget travelers you can check this link Florence to Rome by Bus for best price and bus schedule.
  • Day Tour: Vatican City €50 (2646 pesos) 2 way metro from Rome to Vatican included
  • Colosseum Entrance Fee: €7 (370 pesos)

Met Venice for real                                                                                                                                       Venice is just a great place to visit. While not the cheapest destination in Italy. With its historical canals, gondolas, and winding streets, Venice, Italy is considered one of the most romantic and visited cities in the world. The city is almost always on everyone’s “must see”. I find Venice a beautiful, fun, and a great place to get lost in. However, the city is very expensive, especially on the main island.


  • Expat Explore Quote: €110 (5788 pesos) for Venice
  • Food: €10 (530 pesos) – lunch & dinner, (Breakfast by expat explore)
  • Accommodation: included in expat explore
  • Transportation:
  • €20 (1058.47 pesos) – 30 minutes Gondola Ride (exploring Venice canals, naka mura ako kasi grupo kami and expat explore arrange the booking. 
  • €15 (793.85 pesos) Speed Boat Ride (transfer from Venice Square to bus terminal)  
  • Coach from Rome to Venice by expat explore Sa mga budget travelers you can check this link Rome to Venice by Train or Rome to Venice by Bus 

To be continued in Munich, Nuremberg and Berlin ….. c”,)

Never Stop Learning! Keep on Exploring!


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