What's not to love about Italy. The food, the wine, the people, the beauty of the country itself. There are so many reasons to visit. I went as part of a working trip to Tuscany with other travel advisors. A stay in a villa and vineyard for a week, tours of local vineyards and cities was too irresistible to pass up. I asked a good friend to join me who had always wanted to go to Italy, and a trip was hatched! We added a stay in Rome to our trip. To travel that far (10-1/2 hours total flight time) to Italy and only stay for a week wasn't feasible for us. This week I wanted to share about our stay in Rome for 5 days.
Italy, home of landmark art, culture, ancient ruins, food, and beauty. It has been on my radar and one of those countries I've wanted to visit for years. I finally had an opportunity to do just that this October.
The trip is one that needs lots of planning, as any travel advisor will tell you. First, let's look at logistics. It’s actually a great time to come to Italy because it’s not filled with tourists right now. Italy is located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern Europe, and is also considered part of Western Europe. Rome is its capital and largest city, the country covers a total area of 116,350 sq miles, and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union.