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Benvenuti Nel Mio Viaggio In Italia - Italy Part I

Walk through Rome on foot, walk through the Alpe and the Gran Sasso, eating pizza and drinking Aperol! Grazie mille Italy.

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  • Benvenuti Nel Mio Viaggio In Italia - Italy Part I
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EuropeItaly, Vatican City152 days / February - March - April - May - June 2017

Highs & Lows

Try to learn Italian to shop, order and enjoy this romantic country.

If you want to use the tobacco machine, you need a special card to buy.

Itinerary Overview

Italy, how nice to feel at home again. That's right, my second trip to Italy, completely alone. I left from Buenos Aires and arrived in Fiumicino - Rome - I arrived at night and at the airport most of the stores are closed, you can rest at the airport for the connection of flights, the activity resumes at 5am. The next day, i take a train to Roma Termini, one of the largest stations in Italy, connecting with the whole country with various regional and local high-speed train services. I took an Ibero train which was one of the most comfortable trips and I went to visit my Cousin in Mantova (Lombardia) 45kms from Verona, I went to Reggio Emilia station and I felt in the future, the service is impeccable. There I made the tour of many places and I met again with my beloved family. This just begins now I tell you more!

  • 45 Nights: Mantua
    Family reunion
  • 100 Nights: San Benedetto del Tronto
    Process my citizenship.
  • 7 Nights: Rome
    Visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Vatican City.
Mantua - Family reunion

Mantua Family reunion

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Nothing more comfortable than the warmth of the home, more if it belongs to the family, so my cousin made me spend some wonderful days in her house, a small town that is kms. from the city of Mantova, we went to fashion week, we had a lot of fun, he taught me how to cook tiramisu, lasagna and authentic Italian pizza, on Sundays (lunchs) as a family it is a tradition to drink the wine that is produced in the family sharing a rich brodo (meat broth) and pasta. It is necessary if you are in nearby town to stock up since the tobacco shops and supermarkets are kms. At 8.30pm the church bells already ring, and then one day has already ended.

San Benedetto del Tronto - Process my citizenship.

San Benedetto del Tronto Process my citizenship.

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From moving around to get to know, with the train it is very simple, it takes you and connects with buses and it is very easy to visit different cities. I got to know a lot around the base since I was doing my residency there and on free days I visited yacht clubs, watch the sunset on the beach and feel the Rumore del mare. In the afternoons the birrerias are an Italian classic, a Peroni or Moretti beer makes a day less stressful, for those who prefer another alternative there is Prosecco served in a glass but Campari and Aperol Spritz are the perfect aperitif. In Italy, in addition to being very romantic, the treatment of people is one of the countries where I eat the best food (I swear), since they have several dishes and abundantly the act of having lunch and dinner together with a digestive after dessert has trained my palate to try of all one of my favorites the Focaccia.

Rome - Visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Vatican City.

Rome Visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Vatican City.

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The best thing about getting to know Rome is walking, that's how it is in Rome, if something is left over is the desire to travel, enter the Vatican City. Visit the Sistine Chapel to see the majestic works that Michelangelo took 7 years to paint. From there walking through the oldest city in the world is really receiving energy at all times, at the end of the walk please Lasagna! all this also the visit to the Roman Colosseum, wear comfortable shoes, battery in the cell phone to take many photos. And if we still have energy left in the beautiful Trevi Fountain, I toss my coin to return to Rome one more time, all these charming classics are added by art in the streets, music, bars and feeling like a gladiator among the streets that at the walking feel that energy.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would change my sentimental situation and I would get married in Italy.
  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I do not have any criticism or a detail to highlight, on the contrary the people are very hospitable.
  • Restaurant recommendations?

    All the restaurants and bars in Italy are abundant and the service is perfect. In the north I recommend Baci Perugina chocolate, Kimbo cafe and a lot of pizza, it is very common to find anywhere a Taglio pizza with a can of Coca Cola or a beer, focaccia is also very common to eat a Piadina, polenta is a dish that can never fail, the extensive variety of cheeses and wines made make this one soft. Something more popular with Nutella is the Fritelle, in the Marche region it is the Porchetta: it consists of pork meat, devoid of bones and that has been roasted in the oven. The tradition of Italian cuisine causes the meat to be flavored with various herbs such as rosemary, garlic, fennel and other wild plants. TUTTI A TAVOLA!
  • Tips you would give a friend?

    Italy is safe where you walk, I recommend the fairs eat strawberries and drink wine in front of the sea. I also recommend visiting Tuscany and getting to know Italy on your honeymoon.
  • Packing tips?

    Buy chocolate, decorations, if you go in winter, bring coats, watch out for seasonal changes and learn Italian!
  • Transportation Tips?

    From the airport there is a transfer that takes you to Roma Termini station and the train service is very good, the cargo ferries are also very accessible and have all the services, I recommend Grimaldi Lines and you can do it from the port of Rome civitavecchia to Barcelona from 20 Euros.
  • Any surprises?

    The culinary art of this country won me over and I surpassed all my expectations, it would be clear that yes, on my honeymoon, this country inspired me to fall in love even more that I relive every day that passes, carry a backpack since it has many stairs in the cities myself I broke my suitcase on the 2nd of my arrival.
  • Booking details?

    Booking - For B&B (breakfast excellent) Grimaldi Lines - Grimaldi Lines is an Italian maritime transport company for passengers and goods, which operates routes between Italy and Mediterranean cities. Barcelona - ItaloTreno - High speed train and soft