I must admit, i’m not a huge fan of Italy. However, i find myself missing the breathtaking views, the cuisine (the Bistecca alla Fiorentina especially!), the climate and the trains every now and then. There were a few times that i absolutely hated being there, but the experience that i gained from being there far outweighs the negativity i felt. From nearly being a victim of pickpocket to wandering around lost in Pisa and Florence to running for our dear lives to catch our train connections to the next city, i’d do it again in a heartbeat just to explore with wide eyed wonder (and with a gelato in my hand of course).