ITALIAAAA! This romantic and historical country is everything you dream it would be. From the relational culture to the heavenly cuisine, I walked around with the goofiest grin on my face most of the trip. MAGICAL. Since it was fall, we skipped the coast this trip, and went to 4 different cities: Milan, Venice, Rome, and Florence. We were in country for 7 1/2 days, and I have to say it was barely enough time to do all we did. I usually like to go with the flow when we’re traveling and wander until we stumble onto hidden gems, but there is SO MUCH to see in this country, a plan was necessary…especially if you’re traveling between cities! We relied on suggestions and referrals from friends and family for the bulk of the trip, but found some friggin’ cool places on our own. There are a several cultural consistencies and travel tips helpful for all of Italy that I’ll share first.