Travel itinerary • Italy 🇮🇹

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This blog will be a summary of an unforgivable time I’ve spent in Italy in September last year. My idea is to list what I did on 6 full days passing by Rome, Naples, Florence, and Cinque Terre.

It was such a great time!!! I hope it will help you to sort out what to do in these cities in case you are short on time.

3 Days in Rome
Explore Rome in 2 full days and reserve an extra one to visit Naples and taste their delicious pizza!

Colosseum.
Colosseum.

1 Day in Naples
On our third day in Rome, we took a full day to explore Naples and have the BEST PIZZA I’VE EVER HAD!

Naples Harbour.
Naples Harbour.

3 Days in Florence (link)
My favourite city in Italy so far. Explore Florence for 2 full days, and reserve the third day to visit Cinque Terre.

View from Piazzale Michelangelo
View from Piazzale Michelangelo

1 Day in Cinque Terre (link)
Either for sigh seen, or to go on an amazing hike, Cinque Terre is a must. In case you are in Florence, 1 full day is enough to get to know these five villages.

Vernazza
Vernazza

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My favourite restaurants in Florence • Italy 🇮🇹

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Last year I had an amazing time in Italy, spending 3 gorgeous days in Florence. Here I want to show you my favourite restaurants in Florence, that kind that you definitely can’t miss!

Shall we start?

Mercado Centrale
The best place to try all sorts of Italian food in the world!

Pizza Margherita.
Pizza Margherita.

Casa Toscana
Cozy and super delicious Italian food, hidden in the middle of the city.

Poposo - Tuscan beef stew.
Poposo – Tuscan beef stew.

Trattoria Vecchio Mercato
Perfect last meal in Florence! Delicious food, great service, and amazing live music.

Bistecca alla fiorentina for one person (~500gr.), with potatoes e tomatoes.
Bistecca alla fiorentina for one person (~500gr.), with potatoes e tomatoes.

Belforte Restaurant | Vernazza – Cinque Terre
Very good seafood restaurant, with amazing views and perfect for a lunch break.

Caprese salad - Tomatoes, mixed leaves, basil, fresh mozzarella, olives, and capers.
Caprese salad – Tomatoes, mixed leaves, basil, fresh mozzarella, olives, and capers.

Antica Gelateria Fiorentina
Yummy gelato and outstanding service!

Enkey (dark chocolate), Macha, and Biscotto.
Enkey (dark chocolate), Macha, and Biscotto.

5 Terre Gelateria | Manarola
Delicious gelato to refresh yourself after disputing for some space with all the tourists in Manarola. 😛

Amarena and Cremino.
Amarena and Cremino.

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How to go low carb in Italy 🇮🇹

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Many people believe Italy is THE carbohydrate land. Pasta, pizza, and gelatos everywhere, all the time. Indeed, if you want, it can be true.

However, Italian Cusine is much more than pasta! There are a huge number of dishes with amazing flavors and combinations, just waiting for you to delight yourself with a great low carb feast!

I’ll not lie, I had pasta, pizza, and gelato. Innumerous time to be honest, but I also had other amazing meals throughout my almost 8 days in Italy, full of salads, gorgeous meats, and nutrient-dense ingredients. That’s why I decided to share here with you a few ideas from all the meals I had there.

Trattoria da Valentino • Rome
I had a three-course lunch at this place, which includes salad (or pasta), meat, and a dessert (that you can skip).

Simple salad - mixed leaves, tomato, and carrot.
Simple salad – mixed leaves, tomato, and carrot.

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Travel itinerary • 3 days in Florence – Italy 🇮🇹

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Everything you can do in 3 days in Florence!
A bird’s-eye view of everything you can do in 3 days in Florence!

Florence was the third city we stayed during our holidays in Europe, and I can honestly say it got a special place in my heart since the very first day.

Differently from Rome, I found the city much calmer, organised, easier to navigate around, and with a great modern vibe (even with all the historical buildings it has).

I had 3 amazing days there, which I’ll be happily sharing with you now.
If you want to get straight to the point, here you can get my Google Maps with all the main attractions conveniently marked for you.

Keep reading if you would also like an overview of these attractions.

Day 1

Mercato Centrale
In case you’re a foodie like me, this is THE place to be.

Stroll along a good number of stalls feature local products and produce; and don’t forget to visit the upper level full of yummy restaurants.

Perfect place to sample the best Italy has to offer.

Mercato Centrale
Mercato Centrale

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5 Terre Gelateria • Manarola – Cinque Terre

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5 Terre Gelato - entrance.
5 Terre Gelateria – entrance.

After having lunch in Vernazza, we decided to get the train back to Manarola to take some extra photos of the area.
But I might also say we had a second goal in mind: try a gelato from 5 Terre Gelateria.

We found very good reviews online about them, and early in the day, while we were exploring this little town, this place was always super busy.

They also have a selection of brioches (which can combined with ice cream to please the most demanding sweet tooth 😜) and crepes, but we only tried their gelato at the occasion.

So, after all this walking, why not have our gelato of the day there, right?

My order

Their selection of gelato covers the most traditional flavours, so we decided to follow the idea and stick to the classics!

  • Mine: Amarena and Cremino.
  • Hubby: Dark chocolate and Tiramisu.
Amarena and Cremino.
Amarena and Cremino.
Dark Chocolate and Tiramisu.
Dark chocolate and Tiramisu.

The verdict

Everything was super creamy and delicious! Rich in flavour and great texture!

Totally worth a visit to refresh yourself after a day hiking around the Cinque Terre. 🤗

I also noticed they have another shop further down the street, just closer to the beach.
By our observations on the day this one was usually less busy, but you have two options in any case. 🙂

I couldn’t find it on Google Maps though, maybe it was a temporary store?

Exact location: maps.google.com/maps/kZcmKHz2Vts


You can check more posts here on the blog about my holidays in Europe and also everything I published about Italy or Cinque Terre.