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  • Human Bingo & History Lessons in Rome – Backpack Greece, the Islands & Italy

    Friends and family of Backpack Greece and Italy, After we checked into the hotel, we bit into our first destination of Roman history.  The Spanish Steps are the widest staircase in Europe and a great place for taking pictures.  We walked over to the peaceful Borghese Gardens where we played “Speed Dating” to get to […]

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  • Pizza and Piazzas in Roma – Backpack Greece, The Islands & Italy

    Bounjourno from Roma! After playing our clock buddies ice breaker game to familiarize ourselves with each other’s names and pastimes, we hit the Roman and made our way to the Borghese Gardens for some ice breakers and to take in the city skyline over Rome. From our lookout, we gazed at Piazza Del Popolo and […]

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  • Wrappin’ It Up In Rome with Backpack Italy!


    It’s been a toga-tastic trip!   When in Rome, do as the Romans do! On our first day in the capital, we got into gladiator mode and bolted straight for the Colosseum. Walking through the underground tunnels of this architectural masterpiece left us  feeling  cooler than Julius Caesar himself. Ben and Jesse channelled their inner […]

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  • Fun in the Capri Sun with Backpack Italy!


    Bonjourno!   The volcano may have a notorious past, but we still had fun visiting it! Mount Vesuvius and the ancient city of Pompeii were a ‘blast’ in more than one way! The gang was ‘blown away’ by the history and beauty of these perfectly preserved ancient ruins.  Our energetic guide ‘Guido’ transported us back […]

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