things to do in italy

20 essential things to do in Italy

Sitting around the dinner table one night, after a few bottles of Chianti with some old friends (pre-Rona), most of whom had spent time as European tour guides and backpackers, I asked them to name the best Italy tourist attractions to see & the essential things to do in Italy. There was a lot of noisy conversation in the restaurant as some of them wanted to praise the less obvious stuff above the more mainstream, but there was still a lot of unanimous consensus with others. In no special order, I present to you the top essential things to do …

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walking from vatican city to trastevere

Vatican City to Trastevere walk on our second day in Rome

If you thought we covered a lot on the first day, think again! The second day of our Rome holiday was probably the toughest, but also the most amazing. We walked from Vatican City to Trastevere, starting early in the morning, and finishing after nightfall. However, we took plenty of breaks to enjoy Rome’s beautiful views, grab a bite or have a drink. I feel like I have to warn you in advance, though. If you plan to go walking from Vatican City to Trastevere it will take you more than 12 hours to cover everything we’ve done. And while …

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