A year ago, I took my last international trip while I studied abroad all around Italy and it was a blast! You can see my original post here.
Venice was really unique with all its canals and narrow streets, I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour that showed lesser known sites of the city. However, I did get around to the better known sites on my own. Enter Shikari happened to be playing just outside Venice when I visited, so I rented a car to see them in concert. I got to meet the band, won a signed Polaroid and had a blast during their set.
Next, I went to Florence. I gave a self-guided power tour of the city that afternoon, my favorite sites were Ponte Vecchio and the view from Piazza Michelangelo. My favorite part of the whole trip was probably the guided day trip I took out of Florence to Cinque Terre, five small, scenic villages along the coast.
After that, I went to Rome where I hit all the tourist sites I could. On a crowded walking tour, I saw the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Altar of the Fatherland and the Colosseum. The next day, I hit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the inside of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The day after, I took another walking tour that ended with hearing the Pope speak on Easter Sunday from the church.
While based in Naples, I visited the Mt. Vesuvius crater, Pompeii and Positano (a small Amalfi village).
Italy was beautiful and I’d really love to go back someday.