Back from Italy

So after several months of planning, my trip to Italy seems to have flown by. Seriously, where does time go?

I had an awesome time and I’m sad to be home. It was really cool to visit 5 cities in Italy, use Italian trains and public transport, take lots of day trips. I feel like I’ve had a productive and successful trip!

Before my trip, I wrote a post that was kinda like a wish list or to do list. Here it is with things crossed off or added! Anything in Italics I’ve added since!


  • See The Last Supper at Santa Maria della Grazie (stupid me didn’t realise you needed to prebook tickets at least a day in advance!)
  • Climb the Dumo
  • Shop!
  • Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II
  • Stalk George Clooney at Lake Como
  • Eat lots of ice cream
  • Spin on the bulls balls!
  • Visit Castello Sforzesco


  • Go in a gondola (I refuse to pay 80 euros for this)
  • Visit Piazza San Marco & St Mark’s basilica, Doge palace etc
  • Visit Murano and/or Burano
  • Go up the campanile
  • Visit the Peggy Guggenheim collection
  • Eat lots of pizza


  • Go up the duomo
  • Shop!
  • Visit other Tuscan cities (Siena/Pisa/Lucca)
  • Pitti Palace
  • Get lots of nice photos of Florence, the rooftops, the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio
  • Eat lots of pasta
  • Visit Piazza Michaelangelo


  • Eat pizza!
  • Visit Piazza Bellini
  • Visit Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius
  • Visit Amalfi coast (if time)
  • Visit Capri


  • Villa Borghese
  • Piazza Navona
  • Eat lots of pizza, pasta and ice cream

It was a fun trip and I’ll be writing lots of blog posts about it. For now here’s a few pictures!


Milan’s cathedral – in the rain!


Beautiful Lake Como


View from the Rialto Bridge in Venice


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