An Italian bucket list

Italy is one of those countries that I can't believe has eluded me. Despite it being very high on my countries to visit, I still haven't made it over. I've got so many regions, cities and towns on my list but here are my top five.

Picture taken from Paris and Around

1. Naples
As a pizza obsessive the birthplace of my favourite dish is naturally on my list of places I want to visit. I've heard Naples is a bit of a rough diamond but this only makes it more appealing to me. I love places that are a little rough around the edges. Squeezing in a trip to Pompeii will be on the list when I visit too.

Picture taken from Fat Frocks

2. Florence
Every year since I was 18 I've vowed to make it over to Florence. And every year I never quite make it. I seem to have this thought in my head that it's ridiculously expensive so I've always ticked off the cheaper places on my wishlist - despite the fact everyone telling me it's really not that much of a money suck. My ideal trip would be two weeks in Tuscany with five days in Florence before spending time in Pisa, Siena and Lucca.

Image taken from Intrepid Travel 

3. Sicily
I have such a romantic view of Sicily. I imagine such a slow pace of life with nothing more important than gobbling down some pasta and basking in the sunshine. I'd love to get some type of late villa deals like these and just spend a few weeks really switching off. Sometimes I feel like I cram too much in a holiday so it would be great to have a relaxing one for a change!

Picture taken from My Life Long Holiday

4. Lake Como
Lake Como just looks dreamy and every time I see a picture, I want to visit even more. I think it'd be the perfect place to spending a week relaxing and switching off. I'd love to wander around the little towns, eat too much pasta and get water taxis everywhere. It wouldn't hurt if I accidentally bumped into George Clooney either...

 Picture taken from The Traveller World Guide

5. Rome
I sell myself as someone who adores travelling and it's slightly embarrassing to admit that I haven't visited Rome yet. It seems to be a place that EVERYONE has been too. Except me! I'm desperate to see the Colosseum, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, marvel at the famous Sistine Chapel, stand on the Spanish Steps and see the fuss about the Vatican, I'd love to spend an entire week soaking up the city and getting a feel of it like a local.

Have you ever been to Italy? Where do you recommend?


  1. I have only ever been skiing in Italy but the rest of the country is definitely on my bucket list! Lake Como and Rome would be top of my list but I also really want to go to Venice. Perhaps only on a day trip though, and I've heard mixed reviews of it!

  2. Rome is still on my list! I've been to Italy a few times but still don't feel like I've really fallen for it. x

  3. Ah, Rome. I was there once and this town made great influence on me. Some people say that Paris is the city of dreams, that you can see Paris and die, but for me it's Rome. I've wrote about it in the review of, too. Rome is the city of my soul

  4. Margaret Watkins23 July 2018 at 16:17

    Thank you. Recently I need to do my homework for me online about this magnificent country!
    Italy boasts a rich history and culture, picturesque landscapes and a pleasant climate. It is a country of exquisite dishes and wines, high fashion and luxurious seaside holidays. Everyone here finds something special for themselves: some go to taste Italy, others - for the warm sun and the sea, the third - for the beauty of nature, mountains and lakes, the fourth yearn to plunge into the greatest past of this unusual country, the fifth - to plunge into the greatest past of this unusual country, the fifth - for Mediterranean healing. Therefore, choosing Italy, you in any case will not lose and get a whole range of positive emotions and vivid impressions. Italy is a fairy tale that can become your reality.


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