Waist deep in Google searches for Northern Italy?
Sweet, so glad you’re here.
Northern Italy is everything on the map above Rome. You should visit, ‘cause the cities are alluringly ancient and the villages are works of art.
We get that it’s overwhelming to digest, and you just want to know exactly what to do. You’re totally over barebones info you’re skimming on the web.
We’ll guess that Florence, Milan and Venice made most lists (they’re on ours, too) — but we know that you’re still not sure which ones are worth seeing.
Whatever you read next has to be The Guide To End All Googling.
If you’re looking to level-up your upcoming trip to Florence, we can’t think of a better way to do it than to include a Florence-to-Cinque-Terre day trip.
Now, don’t get us wrong. We are big-time proponents of spending a solid two or three nights minimum in the Cinque Terre. This is an area you want to let yourself sink into for a truly satisfying experience, and that means taking your time getting to know each of the villages, enjoying leisurely sunset dinners once the day-trippers have cleared out, waving to the same fishermen you walk by in the marina every morning, and exploring the hillside paths beyond the famous Blue Trail.
But we also understand that your holiday time is limited, and that the right taste can still be full of flavor, even if you can’t take a whole bite. Continue Reading…
Florence is a city I love to love.
1. It’s big enough that there’s tons to do.
2. It’s small enough to be able to walk the entire historical center plus several neighbourhoods in a day or two.
3. It’s suitable all months of the year (read on to see which one month I recommend avoiding).
4. It’s romantic (so much kissing on the bridges!), beautiful (Renaissance architecture, lotsa money for artistic patronage), inspiring (look what your fellow humans painted, sculpted, created!), and fun (I was a student there and never slept…). Did I mention beautiful?
If you’re still not sold, here’s my list of the most inspiring things to do in Florence.
My hope for you is that you’ll love to love it too! (Trust me, it’s not hard.)