Quintessential Italy, birthplace of Christopher Columbus, blue jeans, and the lotto, this city of 1.6 million bustles. It's noisy and robust, from fashion to food.
I landed in the centro historico in my mini hotel, after 3.5 hours on trains from Nice. I ambled the alleyways then caught the game with some lovely seafood spaghetti and a great red. Today I explored piazzas, churches, and Mt. Belvedere (which you get to by elevator)...for a killer view of the city
...and a beautiful lunch served by a beautiful Italian. Go for the eye candy. Stay for the gelato!