44 days in Italy & Serravalle Itinerary

44 days in Italy & Serravalle Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
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La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bergamo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Serravalle, San Marino
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (in Bracciano), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and take an in-depth tour of Welcome to Rome.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Rome is minus 11 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Walls of Monteriggioni. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Castello di Monteriggioni are in your itinerary. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Torre del Mangia & Duomo di Siena), San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Piazza del Duomo, &more) and Chiusdino (Abbazia di San Galgano & Eremo di Montesiepi). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

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Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca di Vicopisano (del Brunelleschi), take in panoramic vistas at Chiesa di San Michele Degli Scalzi, steep yourself in history at Casa Natale di Galileo Galilei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pisa journey app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Pisa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Rocco, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pisa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

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Genoa, Italy

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, steep yourself in history at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Rosso, and finally see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Porta Soprana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo San Giorgio, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from La Spezia to Genoa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Spezia in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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Turin, Italy

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, then take an in-depth tour of Musei Reali, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano, and finally examine the collection at Linea 7 Storica. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Antichita, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turin travel planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in September, expect Turin to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Museo del Novecento and Gallerie d’Italia will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Milano and Arco della Pace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo), Vigevano (Castello Sforzesco & Piazza Ducale) and Pavia (Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro & Basilica San Teodoro). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio.

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Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: highs in Milan hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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Bergamo, Italy

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta, pause for some serene contemplation at Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII, see the interesting displays at Rotonda di San Tome, admire the striking features of Palazzo Della Ragione, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Colleoni. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Piazza Paolo VI, see the interesting displays at Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento, examine the collection at Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carita, then examine the collection at Museo Mille Miglia, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa Romana e Antiquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bergamo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bergamo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Piazza dei Signori, University of Padova, &more), Verona (I Portoni della Bra, Piazzale Castel San Pietro, &more) and Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico (in Vicenza). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Bergamo to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

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Bologna, Italy

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Re Enzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, examine the collection at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, then admire the landmark architecture of Portico di San Luca, then get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Via delle Volte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Casa Romei, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, and finally take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Serravalle.

Things to do in Bologna

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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Serravalle, San Marino

Serravalle is a castello located in the European republic of San Marino. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Orti Borghesi San Marino, explore the historical opulence of Guaita, view the masterpieces at Museo Pinacoteca San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, and finally examine the collection at Museo Creature della Notte - Vampiri e Licantropi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Secondo Girone di Mura, explore the world behind art at Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di San Marino, see the interesting displays at Museo di Stato, walk around San Marino Nature Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesta Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Serravalle online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Serravalle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Serravalle

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Catacombe di San Gaudioso for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galleria Borbonica and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Scavi di Stabia (in Castellammare Di Stabia) and Pompeii (Anfiteatro Romano, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, contemplate the long history of Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip site.

Drive from Serravalle to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

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Catania, Italy

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Sebastiano, admire the landmark architecture of Diocesi Di Acireale, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, then ponder the design of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Biscari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giuliano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano Catania, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Cinema di Catania.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Catania online attractions planner.

You can fly from Naples to Catania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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Syracuse, Italy

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 1st (Fri), kick back and relax at Lido Sayonara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, step into the grandiose world of Azienda Agricola Pupillo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Sebastiano, get engrossed in the history at Farmacia Vindigni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, steep yourself in history at Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Castelluccio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner.

Drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Syracuse to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Palermo

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Piazza del Campidoglio and Piazza Venezia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Terme di Caracalla and Palatine Hill. See even more of Rome: take an in-depth tour of Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

San Marino travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.