Colosseum

Rome

Rome is a great capital to visit and perfect for a city break. When you stroll around the city, you feel like you are in an open air museum. Some of the highlights include the famous Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Roman Forum and the Vatican city.

Below we have outlined the top places to visit in Rome and things you shouldn’t miss whilst in the city. We were in Rome for a long weekend, so you can certainly fit all these attractions and tourist highlights in 2-3 days. Enjoy! We also spent a day visiting the Vatican City, we assume you will do so too.

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View from Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte

Florence

Nested in the heart of Tuscany, Florence the city of Renaissance provides tourists and lovers alike an amazing perspective into Italian life and good living. This high profile city, once served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in the late 19th century. On top of this, it was the city where we spent our ‘mini-moon’ – so it will always have a place in our hearts.

Many artists came to Florence in their days to showcase their work. Names such as Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini all raised the profile of this cultural, economic and military centre.

As a result of this increased prestige it’s said that the Florentine dialect became THE Italian to speak.

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