I have yet to meet a person who has no strong opinion on Italy. Italy has it all - the food, the history, the amazing geography...there's a particular romanticism prevalent in the boot-shaped country of pizza and gelato that just warrants a return trip every so often. Italy is always somewhere you can go back to and fall in love with again. With this in mind, my travelling buddy Alex and I couldn't just pick one city to visit - we went with Milan and Venice. A lot of people have a bit of a meh attitude towards Milan but I actually thoroughly enjoyed it and Venice, of course, was beautiful. You have to visit.