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.
Located just an hour’s east of Barcelona, Mallorca (or Majorca) is the biggest of Spain’s Balearic Islands – and arguably, the best!