Italy is love and food, romance served with a lot of cooking served with dedication. Italy was my first planned holiday, with detailed research, itineraries drawn, tours, hotels and trains booked. I had travelled to Rome, Venice, Florence, Vatican and Milan. I have never walked so much in my life as much on the cobbled streets in the July heat.
These palm sized replicas of Saint Peters in Vatican and Colosseum in Rome are heavy as a rock would be. They have chipped and damaged over the years, and a of instant glue keeps it all together. This was not one of the wisest souvenirs as it increased the weight of the rucksack by a kilo ! But all worth it now as they rest in the souvenir shelf in all the Roman glory.