Great places to visit in Europe - Italy

Rome, Italy
I've been to quite a few different destinations but my most amazing experience would have to be sitting in a piazza in Rome and telling my other half that I was expecting our first child together. The setting was perfect, his reaction was amazing and now Rome will forever hold that special place in my heart.
Paula Smith

Genoa, Italy
My Partner & I spent 3 days in Venice and combined it with a 4 night stay in the world’s famous wine estate Bisol Duca di Dolle Guesthouse 40 miles North of Venice, a beautiful restored Monastery and farmhouse situated in the heart of the vineyards of the Prosecca region in the provice of Treviso, Northern Italy. My Partner & I agreed the best time to visit would be, September (Harvest time). Days 1-3 we spend exploring the stretches across the small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon. Cramming as much in as possible we visit all the famous buildings, the Basilica di San Marco, Plazzo Ducale & the Basilica di Santa Maria amongst others, which all give a special insight into the city. We were also lucky to witness The Regata Storica which is the main event in the annual Voga alla Veneta (rowing calendar). We marvelled at Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carrying all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. It was an unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean. Days 4-7 We hire a car and make our way to Bisol Duca di Dolle guesthouse as we get the chance to explore the Prosecca Hills, a special place for wine and food lovers, which we just happen to be! We drove through the most stunning scenery and splendid hills, grapes in abundance before our eyes all ready for harvesting, I was not surprised when told The Prosecca Hills are protected by UNESCO as Human Heritage, the landscape and culture is fascinating, as we drove through the gates of the guesthouse it took our breath away, clear blue skys, lush green picturesque scenery, it was so beautiful and quite, a world away from the crowds in Venice. The estate also had a swimming pool and our room had a combination of steam shower and hydromassage bath. It was perfect. Over the next 4 days we wake up every morning with an outdoor swim then continental breakfast (taken in the garden), which included rich delicious Italian coffee with hot milk and a sweet cornetto (croissant) filled with a dab of apricot jelly, and as much fresh fruit as you wanted, delicious it was too. Once fed we explore the Prosecco hills, we tasted the wine at its source and sampled the gastronomy and rich culture of the Veneto. It was so good!! We also managed to squeeze in an exploration of the Dolomite National Park as we were only an hour’s drive away. In 7 days we managed to explore three provinces, Venetzia, Treviso and Belluno. A true taste of Northern Italy and very happy Memories.
Gillian McDonald

Amalfi, italy
My most amazing travel experience was on our honeymoon in Amalfi, Italy. We stayed at a wonderful hotel called the Excelsior. We asked the waiter where he would recommend to eat locally. He gave us directions to a little restaurant nearby. When we went, our waiter was there! It was his mother's little place and she made the most wonderful pasta putanesca I have ever tasted The views from her terrace over the bay of Naples were fantastic!
Sue O'brien

Rome, Italy
I've been to quite a few different destinations but my most amazing experience would have to be sitting in a piazza in Rome and telling my other half that I was expecting our first child together. The setting was perfect, his reaction was amazing and now Rome will forever hold that special place in my heart.
Paula Smith