WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY: VIDEOS AND RECOMMENDATION BY COUNTRY – Italy

Here are the videos by country from my three-month trip around the world. Enjoy the highlights and recommendations! Stay tuned for a new country each week.

This week’s Country: ITALY! (North-Central)

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IMG_5219Italy Day 1 (RTW#32/33): Milan Cathedral, Sempione Park, and Athens Recap: Milan, Italy

Summary

  • Athens for a Day Recap
  • Milan for the Day
  • Recommendation: DaVinci’s Last Supper Painting Closed on Mondays

IMG_5338Italy Day 2 (RTW#34): Lake Como, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland

Summary

  • Day in Lake Como and Lugano, Switzerland
  • Recommendation: Check out the view from the Lighthouse
  • Recommendation: Take a quick train to Lugano from Lake Como (about 40 min away)

IMG_9967Italy Day 3 (RTW#35): Cinque Terra Winds in October: Manarola, Italy  

Summary:

  • Windy Day in Manarola (Late October- Off Season)

IMG_9578Italy Day 4 (RTW#36): What is Cinque Terre? Come trek with me through the 5 cities.  

Summary:

  • Summary of the Hike through Cinque Terre’s five towns: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
  • Recommendation: Hike the cities “Backwards” starting at Monterosso al Mare and ending in Riomaggiore for the best views as you approach each city
  • Recommendation: You roll the dice a little when you enter off season with wind/rain, but I caught a great day in October and the trail was not crowded
  • Recommendation: There is a train that runs from each city in Cinque Terre if you can’t or don’t want to do the full hike, but want to see each city
  • Recommendation: Buy a day pass that covers the hike and trains
  • Wine/Cheese Lounge Recommendation: Sunset at A Pie De Ma

IMG_5661Italy day 5 (RTW#37): The Best Bolognese in Bologna, Italy: Trattoria della Santa 

Summary:

  • VISIT BOLOGNA!! A wonderful underrated city!
  • Best Bolognese (Ever) Recommendation: Trattoria della Santa

IMG_1752Italy day 6 (RTW#38): Abandoned in Firenze, Duomo, Piazza de Michelangelo: Florence, Italy

Summary:

  • Getting into Florence/A Day in Florence
  • I HAD THE WORST EXPERIENCE WITH THE TOURIST HOTEL DUOMO (Abandoned with no hotel in Florence after booking a room and paying in advance. I communicated to them about my arrival via email and even made a friend on the train to call and speak to them in Italian, but they still left me abandoned.  To add insult to injury, they charged me a cancellation fee after giving my room to someone else).
  • BED AND BREAKFAST SAVIORS: SOGGIORNO BURCHI, Took me in after being left hotel-less and treated me like family and made me feel right at home.
  • View of Florence Recommendation: Piazza de Michelangelo: Sunset, Church Bells, and Monks Chanting

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Italy Day 7 (RTW#39): Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy 

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IMG_1096IMG_9711Italy Day 8 (RTW#40): Wine Tasting in Tuscany, Italy. Tenuta Torciano Winery 

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IMG_9856Italy Day 9 (RTW#41): Siena to Rome to Home! 

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