This wasn't my first trip to Italy however I felt like this was an entirely new experience! My first trip was almost 10 years ago on a school excursion that saw us cram in about 8 cities/towns in only 2 weeks. This time we got to spend a good 2 days in Rome, Florence and Venice with a pit stop in Verona.
To be honest, I was never a fan of Rome or Venice but this time round I saw a whole different side that was quite majestic. Once you look past the initial dirt and grime of these cities, they have so much culture and history to offer that you don't want to leave when the time comes! I was also pleasantly suprised by the abundance of gluten friendly restaurants in these cities. Italy has its own coeliac association so it's a very well known food allergy which made finding GF food easy!
Florence has always been once of my favourite cities and this time round it didn't disappoint! It boasts a grand duomo and gorgeously quaint alleyways that you could explore for days on end.
This colourful country is so vast, I don't think I will ever be done exploring it!