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    Italy Itinerary- Exploring Milan and Rome

    After Paris, we headed to the amazing Italy! We took a quick flight from Paris, and landed in Milan shortly after. I instantly fell in love with the entire vibe of the city. Check out my Italy itinerary Milan and Rome.


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    Start off with a visit to the fashion capital of Italy, the city of Milan. You can never be overdressed in Milan! The city houses some of the best fashion designers in the world and Galleria Vittorio which is the world’s oldest shopping mall. If you get hungry as you shop till you drop, there is plenty of fresh made pizza at every corner, just follow the smells. Next, plan an early morning visit to the Milan Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo. This stunning cathedral took nearly 6 centuries to complete and is the largest Gothic cathedral and the second largest Catholic Cathedral in the world!

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    Milan Cathedral

    Lets switch gears now. Hop on to the ItaliaRail from the Milan central railway station (which by the way has a shopping mall inside), and after 3 hours ride, you find yourselves in the capital of Italy, Rome. This ancient city was once home to the powerful Roman Empire. After having some freshly brewed coffee, spend a day touring a country located within the city of Rome, the Vatican city. It is the home to the Pope, St. Peter’s Basilica and the greatest masterpieces of art such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Setting up a tour is highly recommended as the lines get extremely long.


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    Vatican City
    Vatican City
    Vatican City
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    Vatican City

    Spend your last day exploring Rome’s gladiatorial area, the Colosseum. You can also reserve a seat at one of the local restaurant and enjoy your dinner with a view of the Colosseum. But wait, there is more to do before dinner! Enjoy a gelato as you walk to the Trevi Fountain. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. While you are in the area, don’t forget to check out a former Roman temple called Pantheon.

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    The Colosseum
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    Trevi Fountain

    As you prepare to go home, I hope you leave with a strong desire to come back to Italy and plan to stay longer because Italy has so much more to offer that is impossible to be covered in two and a half days. I went to Italy during my trip to Paris, check out my blog post on Paris here to read about it. Thanks for reading my Italy itinerary for Milan and Rome.

     

     A fool is he who admires other cities without visiting Rome”- Francesco Petrarca

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    If you want to read more about the food in Italy, check out Ingrid’s article here.

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    Trevi Fountain
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    Inside the Colosseum
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    The Swiss guards, Vatican City
    Vatican City
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    Local cafe in Milan

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    24 Comments

    1. Dani
      April 1, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Wow these photos are stunning! I adore Milan too, can’t wait to go back

    2. March 29, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Beautiful pictures! Italy is absolutely on my bucket list and when I go, I’m going to need at least 2 weeks to explore! I love your itinerary! You captured so much!

    3. Gail
      March 29, 2018 / 9:49 am

      I was there about 15 years ago and LOVED it. OMG, the food!! Thanks for the tips, I was there for a week and don’t think I saw this much!

    4. March 29, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Wow that is truly breathtaking! The coffee had been researching flights, but the other pics make me want to book the ticket!

    5. March 29, 2018 / 4:09 am

      Oh my, I’m so jealous. Rome is on my bucket list of places I’d love to visit one day. Your photos really captured just how beautiful and ancient the city is. Thanks for sharing, and hopefully I’ll make it there one day x

    6. March 29, 2018 / 3:51 am

      That place is so beautiful and the food looks delicious. I hope I can visit Italy one day.

    7. March 29, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Milan is so beautiful and they have so much tasty food. I just want to eat it all and probably gain a billion pounds.

    8. March 28, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      This looks like such a beautiful and yummy trip! I am heading there in summer 2019 and I can’t wait!!!

    9. March 28, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Oh my gosh, I spent just one weekend in Rome and have dreamt of going back to Italy every single day since then (3 years ago!!) Such a magical place thanks for the inspo!

    10. Deola
      March 28, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      Great pictures. Feels like I was there with you :). I should make plans to visit in the near future.

    11. celebratingwiththebug
      March 28, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      What beautiful photos! I hope to visit Italy very soon! 🙂

      • ManinderK
        Author
        March 27, 2018 / 2:56 pm

        I can’t wait to go back

      • ManinderK
        Author
        March 27, 2018 / 2:55 pm

        It is so beautiful there! You are going to love it!

      • ManinderK
        Author
        August 7, 2017 / 3:55 pm

        Every corner is beautiful there!

    12. August 7, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Oh how I would to go to Italy! One day.

      • ManinderK
        Author
        August 7, 2017 / 3:56 pm

        You are going to love it!

    13. August 7, 2017 / 10:29 am

      I’ve done the whole Rome thing and it’s great. Loved the food and the Collesum but never been to Milan. Didn’t realise they were onlyb3 hours apart.

      • ManinderK
        Author
        August 7, 2017 / 10:43 am

        The speed trains make it very easy to travel back and forth. Check them out!

    14. August 7, 2017 / 10:21 am

      I’ve never been, but would love to

      • ManinderK
        Author
        August 7, 2017 / 10:42 am

        I would definitely recommend visiting Italy, it is a beautiful country and has a lot to offer!

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