They say "Rome wasn't built in a day" and it certainly wasn't. Rome is a great city filled with history and wonder, most of the ancient buildings are still there and can be easily explored. Their splendour and enormity is a marvel and one can only imagine what life was truly like back in the times of Julius Caesar and when gladiators fought in the arenas.
Italy- the inventor of pizza, spaghetti, soccer and the Renaissance, is a great place to visit and if it’s your first trip there then I suggest doing it by rail. I had 10 days and visited three places first stop was Florence, then Venice and then onto Rome. This is a two part blog post featuring Rome in the following chapter.
Santorini and Mykonos are two of Greece's most visited Islands. My stay on them was short but there was a lot to see and do and of course relax by the beach.