Hello all! I've been in Spain for a month working on my Spanish but I need a change of scenery for a bit. The Tuesday after the coming one (Nov.12th), I'll be travelling to Florence, Italy for 10 days! I'll also be making a trip to Rome, and most likely other closer regions/towns (Lucca, Bologna...).
It's a relatively short trip and I'd love to hear some advice or just your experience of travelling to Italy! In particular, I'd like to hear some advice on how to see as much of Rome as I can in a day or two. I'm less about cathedrals and museums (after staying in Madrid for 3 weeks, I finally let my flatmates push me into the Prado museum like a child forced to eat her broccoli) and more about seeing and participating in what locals do, getting lost in markets and of course the food! (I can handle adventurous, gnarly ingredients including offal). Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Any useful phrases/words to use in the restaurants or on the streets? :)