My visit to Rome, Positano and Milan in Italy
Rome and the Vatican
My first stop in Italy was in Rome. It is the capital and largest city in Italy. It’s also one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe and has a very immense historical background dating back thousands of years and you can feel it everywhere. While in Rome, you must visit the Colosseum which is the definitive landmark of the city. The Roman amphitheatre which was built in 70-80 AD is one of the greatest monuments in the world. You must not leave Rome without seeing this historical and overall impressively built site. If you find a hotel in the centre of Rome, you can visit all monuments almost in one day. Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Patheon are my favourite.
The most amazing thing about Rome is that you can also visit an entire country that lies inside! Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and ruled by the Pope. While in Rome, you must visit The Vatican to view the remarkable art within the city walls as well as to take in the historical homage. The economy of Vatican City is completely supported by donations from the sale of postage, souvenirs, and admission fees so if you’re looking to remember your trip in a meaningful way, Vatican City would the best place to buy a rosary, angel, unique jewellery, or any other souvenir that will pay tribute to your time in Rome and Vatican City but also support its economy.
The city has prospered for thousands of years and when you visit, you’ll find a mix of both historical sites and modern-day architecture that make up the well-known Italian city. Milan is also known for its high-end luxury fashion brands so visiting their stores is a must. Milan Cathedral is the most famous site and took over 600 years to complete. It’s both immense in size and detail and is an experience of its own within its catastrophic beauty. Castello Sforzesco is an awe-inspiring historic castle built in the 1300s. Not only is the castle worth exploring with its varied treasures, but there are beautiful gardens and a fountain that dress the exterior as well as large brick towers that once guarded this magnificent building. To remember your time in the beautiful city of Milan, you could purchase a fashion statement such as clothing or jewellery that captures the heart of the city and is uniquely made.
The Amalfi Coast is a well-known bucket list destination for many and Positano is the gold mine of this area. The pastel-coloured houses that overhang a cliff are the most picturesque view in Positano which you can marvel at while swimming in the clear blue water. While in this beautiful city, you can go on boat tours of the Amalfi Coast or the island of Capri. You should definitely try limoncello or at least ice cream inside of a lemon. If you want to purchase something to remember your time, you should find some locally crafted ceramics or painting.
What to Eat and Drink in Italy
You must eat all the Italian foods possible including many varieties of pasta and mozzarella pizza. Then for dessert, you must try some delicious tiramisu and cannoli. After walking around for a while and exploring, you can enjoy gelato as a midday snack. Don’t forget to pair each meal with a delicious glass of wine (Barolo, Cannonau di Sardegna, Franciacorta).
Italy is a country of great food, a perfect climate, beautiful historical monuments, and lively present-day life. Milan, Rome, Vatican, and Positano are amazing cities to visit within the ideological country of Italy. Last year I could visit Sicily, which is also an amazing place to see!