Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Welcome Hotel Piram

View from the room
From arrival to departure to this hotel I can't find any objections. Everything was more than good, staff, rooms, cleanliness of the room, breakfast .... everything.
Highly recommend it  to everyone. My friends are coming next week here on my recommendation.
The hotel is very close to the main station Termini and to the whole public transport.

room and bathroom
Further, the location is ideal for visiting the city, many crucial cultural monuments can be visited on foot from the hotel such as Santa Maria Maggiore, San Pietro in Vincoli, where the famous Michenagelo's Moses staute is, then a little further is Colosseum and Foro Romano... and so on. I am very, very satisfied.

On the roof of the hotel there is a SPA and bar where you can seat and have a drink and enjoy in a beautiful view of the city.

bar on the roof

Tuesday, 1 July 2014


So, Cologne is Germany's fourth largest city. It is located on both sides of the Rhine River. Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD, as the Roman Colonia. It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region until occupied by the Franks in 462. It is hard for me as a layman talk about the history of this city, the fact is that at each step may be seen its connection with the Roman Empire, which testifies long and rich history of this city. Besides the Cologne Cathedral (I mentioned it in my previous post) there is also Romano Germanic Museum. Since it was closed on New Year's Eve, I couldn't enter and see a treasure which is exposed in it, I just looked a bit through the window and, you know, now I have a reason to come back :)!

St. Martin Church
Cologne has a lot of nice spots to visit, but this time we didn't want to spend  a lot of time in  sightseeing, our short stay we mainly dedicated to the Cathedral and stroll along the river. What a pleasure!

City hall
However, walking through the city we saw City hall, the St. Martin Church, 4711 House (house of Cologne-scent) and ...... finally welcoming the New Year. The people were constantly arriving on the banks of the river and on the bridges to make fireworks to welcome the New Year.

It was awesome! Well done Cologne!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


This trip to the Krka has been recently, and this, to Cologne was for New Year. I checked my posts about New Year's Eve in Paris last year, well I wrote them in March, and this year about New Year's Eve I am writing in June, I'm really making progress :). 
Let's see what it was like in Cologne.
I actually knew very little about Cologne, except of course that I heard for the famous cathedral, and in fact the cathedral  was important to see and the rest ...

Cologne Cathedral 

The cathedral dominates the city and together with a bridge, which stands next to the cathedral, make a beautiful image of the city. Cologne's Cathedral is the landmark in the city and serves as the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne. It is one of the largest churches in the world and for some time the cathedral even held the title of the world's tallest building. It's dedicated to St. Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the World War II  Cologne Cathedral was hit by an estimated 70 bombs and was severely damaged though not totally destroyed. Repairs started after the war and were completed in 1956. The exterior is beautifully decorated with plenty of statues, bar tracery, pinnacles and gargoyles.

Tower climb is possible daily for 3 Euro. Make sure you're ready for a climb of 533 steps, there is no elevator in tower. I did it barely!


Of the seven bridges that cross the Rhine river in Cologne, the Hohenzollernbrücke is the most famous thanks in part to its location near the cathedral. It is also the oldest bridge, built between 1907 and 1911. Today people leave a proof of their love on it. Nice and crowded!

photos by ilovetravels