Rome is a destination deserving of several days’ exploration. Yet after two weeks spent gallivanting through Lake Como, Santa Margherita, the Cinque Terre & Florence, I had just two days left (on my own!) to explore the vibrant, historic Eternal City. Not nearly long enough for a curious first timer! With so much to see (and so little time), my success relied on devising the ultimate plan of attack. So after sourcing a trusty map (& an equally reliable Wi-Fi connection) I got to it – crafting an action-packed itinerary that would make the impossible, possible. Fast forward two days and I was exhausted, but exhilarated. I’d walked everywhere, seen (almost) everything, got lost, got lost again, and sampled some of the best food of my entire Italian adventure as a sophisticated solo diner. And while I’m sure I only touched the surface of this incredible city, it was more than enough to motivate me to return as quickly as I can. So here it is – your tried-and-tested guide to a FABULOUS 48 hours in …
If sun lounges, harbour swims, and palm trees are your holiday kryptonite, then Santa Margherita Ligure is decidedly deadly.
To put it simply – there’s no place like the Cinque Terre.
No trip to the Italian Riviera is complete without a day spent exploring the quintessentially glamorous, perfectly photogenic fishing village of Portofino.
Spend a night in Firenze (Florence) and you could easily stay forever.
Falling in love with Lago di Como (Lake Como) is inevitable upon arrival.