Rome is Italy in a nutshell. Universally agreed upon as one of the most romantic and inspiring cities to live in, Rome is an exhilarating blend of historical ruins and vibrant streets. The city's artistic heritage is paralleled by only a few across the world; some reasons for this are the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Byzantine mosaics throughout its geography. A trip to Rome could also be either religious (a day at the Vatican) or completely dedicated to fashion owing to its dolce vita culture. You can randomly sit at any roadside cafe or bar and watch the sun go down with your partner by your side, or you can follow the hordes because when in Rome...Free things to do while here: Pay homage at St. Peter's Basilica where you can find the iconic Pietà statue by Michelangelo. Visit the Bocca della Verità and tell a lie – legend has it that the huge face will bite you if you fib, so keep your fingers out of the way. You must already be aware of the iconic Trevi Fountain in which you throw coins and seek a wish; that's a must-visit place.
Towards the southern tip and nestled in its curved bay is Sardinia’s capital and largest city – Cagliari. Besides flying in, the rich and famous drive their cars straight onto ships that dock at the sea harbor. It is quite the Italian city as Vespas whiz down the streets and locals hang out at cafes tucked around the Seafront Marina District. Sunset is best viewed at the open piazzas as one can watch the sky change color over the city. As you wander around, you see the city’s rich history defined in Roman ruins, museums and churches. Cagliari has a very cosmopolitan feel with the fancy shopping streets adorned with Italians holiday dwellers along with their pet pooches. Besides being an economic and industrial hub, it is home to one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. Remember, there are hardly any cabs on the island so one should ideally rent a car to get around the city.
Rome 3 days Youth Hostel: Des Artistes This hostel is clean and close to the train station. Their roof terrace and buffet breakfast is a favourite among the travellers. Hotel: Tuscolana This is a value for money hotel five minutes from the metro line and half a block from the city bus line. There are some graffittis that spoil the neighbourhood's ambiance, but don't let that get to you. It is situated in a safe middle class neighbourhood.