We went on an 8-day trip to Italy and I never gained that much weight in a short period of time. Aside from the sights and sounds, everything was delicious! I can’t wait to go back. Gelato, I already miss you.

So, this is the breakdown of our itinerary. We got lost and pleasantly discovered some places which weren’t originally part of the itinerary so I apologize if I can’t list down everything. We mostly went to galleries and museums, and stuffed our stomachs to our hearts content.

Rome – 4 Days
Vatican City
Vatican Museum
Sistine Chapel
Colosseum
Palatine Hill
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain
Spanish Steps
Trastevere
Pantheon

Florence– 2 Days
Galleria dell’Accademia
Mercato Centrale
Uffizi
Duomo
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazzale Michelangelo

Venice– 1.5 Days (because we’re headed home)
Rialto Bridge and Market
Accademia Galleries

I want to do an individual post for each so I can properly cover what we did in each city. My friend and I both agreed that our favorite was Rome, and 4 days is seriously short. Although we had an itinerary made prior to traveling, we did not get to visit all of them because we wanted our holiday to be..a holiday. We didn’t want to hurry just so we can complete what’s on the itinerary. That way, we have an excuse to go back!

General tips:

  1. Book your accommodation close to the center so you don’t have to spend much on transportation. Most of the places to go to in Rome are close by so prepare for lots of walking.
  2. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. We can’t stress this enough. We had to buy band-aids cos we had serious blisters.
  3. Bring a water bottle. Fountains in Rome are everywhere and you can drink from them so your water bottle will come in handy especially after eating gelato.
  4. Beware of scams and pickpockets. We encountered one of those tourist scams in Spanish Steps where a man hands you a rose, telling you that it’s free. After a while, he asks if you can spare him any amount because he gave you a rose.
  5. Enjoy the food, culture and architecture. Italy has lots of places to go to and scenes to enjoy so it can be a little too much to take in a limited number of days. Take your time, don’t rush and try to savor the moment. There is always a next time!

 

Check my posts for each city:

4 Days in Rome

2 Days in Florence

 

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