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Pasta, gelato and Italians

Italy's hype is absolutely true. Worth every second of your time!

by andrea clavijoAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeItaly4 days / December 2019

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Itinerary Overview

Italy is one of the finest destinations you could ever visit, and I left the country with the whole purpose of returning more sooner than later so I can continue to explore its beautiful regions. For this vacation, I decided to travel to two of the renowned cities: Rome and Milano. Prior to the trip, I had never been to these places before, and I was eager to see by myself what all the fuss was about; I can tell you now with complete confidence that the hype is nothing but the absolute truth.

I traveled by airplane to both destinations and spent four nights in total, two in each city. I first arrived in Rome at night and spent two entire days exploring what the city has to offer; surely it wasn’t enough time. Furthermore, I went to Milano and stayed with a close friend who made sure I had the time of my life and ate the best pizza in town.

  • 2 Nights: Rome
    Amazing sites and delicious food
  • 2 Nights: Milan
    Sightseeing, nightlife and food

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    For future trips, I would really like to compare airplane travel with the train since it seems to work perfectly fine and be even cheaper than most flights.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Don't underestimate the time you should spend in each place; you'll end up regretting not staying longer.

  • Packing tips?

    Try packing as lightly as possible if you're planning on moving around as much as I did.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Public transportation isn't the best in my experience. Try walking! It is the best way to get to know each place.

  • Any surprises?

    Nightlife is amazing in either city! Restaurants, bars and of course night clubs are open until very late.

  • Booking details?

    Try comparing Airbnbs and hotel prices. Remember location is super important since you'll be walking most of the time.