Few countries can compete in their tourism draw with Italy, there is a rich history and fascinating nature, and unbelievable food, and the largest art heritage; one can list dozens of reasons to visit the country in the form of a boot. Who would refuse such a neighborhood? Indeed, formally Germany does not border with Italy, but actually they are divided by a small plot of Austria or Liechtenstein, depending on the route. So it’s easy as pay for Germans to go where all the roads already lead. In this article, we will briefly tell you about how to make your trip comfortable, what exactly deserves special attention and where it is better to stay for the night.
It certainly depends on the point of departure and the point of destination; we will base on the capitals. If you decide to go by train, you you need to first get to Munich, and from there, from the central station, make your way to Rome. This option promises a lot of transfers and, as a result, can be tiresome, and the cost will not be much cheaper, if not more expensive than the plane. The same applies to a bus, this is more budgetary (about 70 Euro one way), but also quite a long journey. If you have plenty of time go by car (admiring the beauty along the way) at a leisurely pace and you will completely immerse yourself in the exploration of Italy. However, the most preferable option is an air travel. It will cost, in the worst case, EUR 100 one way (and low-cost even reaches EUR 20 for a one-way flight, but without a suitcase), and you will get the point of destination in two hours, if there are no transfers.
In general, as we said, decide based on your budget and place of departure. In Italy, the public traffic is enough to get acquainted with one city but in case of visiting several places or exploration of a region it is recommended to rent a car. Indeed, the internal trains and buses are enough to get to the needed point but you are in Italy, so you risk missing all the most interesting without a car!
It is from Rome that most people begin their acquaintance with Italy, and it’s not for nothing! Rome is steeped in history and beauty, you don’t even need to plan a route, just choose a direction and walk, it is guaranteed that you’ll see something interesting. The magnificent Colosseum, the snow white Trevi Fountain and the astonishing Vatican. Besides of the popular sights of which you heard hundreds of times or can read anywhere, we recommend you to visit the Pincian Hill having one of the best city views, the old Campo de’ Fiori market and feel the atmosphere in the Trastevere district.
And what food is here! To be true, in the very center, you should refrain from eating and go to the first courtyard you come across, where a smiling Italian will gladly prepare a gorgeous lunch for you. A lunch or a dinner will cost about EUR 10-20 per person, depending on the location and focus of the restaurant (pizzerias are usually cheaper).
Where to stay?
- The Caesar’s Room 3* (EUR 60 per night for a double room) is a comfortable hotel directly in front of Vatican. It is an excellent location for the careful examination of the city, its center and sights.
- The Dream Station Rome 4* (EUR 60 per night for a double room) is an hotel in the very heart of Rome. On the one hand, there is the central market, on the other hand, there are the Santa Maria Maggiore and the Santa Pudenziana, and the historical center is within the walking distance.
- The Rome Experience Hostel 2* (EUR 100 / night for a double room) is more budgetary option for the company, but there are also double rooms with a bathroom in them. It is located in the center, near the ancient gate of Porta Maggiore.
Milan is a fashion city with many chic boutiques and small vintage shops. This is the birthplace of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, which is slowly but surely disappearing and must certainly be caught! This is the homeland of one of the underestimated museums of Europe, the Brera, and the peak of Gothic architecture, the Milan Cathedral. We wrote in more detail about Milan here.
Milan cannot be called a cheap city, the prices here are closer to the metropolitan than the regional ones, but everything pays off with impressions!
Where to stay?
- The Camelie 4* (EUR 80 / night for a double room) offers you beautiful apartments not far from the center, it is ideal if you want to stay near all sights but at the same time you get tired from tourists roaming all over the place.
Naples is worth visiting at least in the name of gastro-tourism, it was in this port city that pizza was invented and where else but in the homeland of this dish, you should forget about all diets and try as many different types of it as possible. Although in this regard, the Neapolitans are conservative people, they prefer Marinara and Margarita, and other types of pizza are not highly popular among the local population. Although, there is a place for experimentation — visit La Masardona, where for a few euros you can try a deep-fried pizza for which has been served here for about 100 (!) years.
As in any port, there is a pretty embankment, but where it is definitely worth getting to is to Pompeii, you can do it by bus or train, it costs about EUR 3 (+EUR 11for entering the city), the distance from Naples to Vesuvius is 22 km, and to Pompeii is 25km.
Where to stay?
- The B&B Trieste&Trento 3* (EUR 70 per night for a double room) – Comfortable apartments near the Royal Palace. Besides, the embankment is within the walking distance.
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