The land of pizza, masterpieces and monuments has always been popular with holiday-makers. And now that Italy has lifted all Covid-19-related entry rules, the crowds have returned in full force.
While summer travel chaos has enveloped much of Europe, I was fortunate enough not to experience flight cancellations or lost luggage. I did, however, encounter train delays and cancellations on my first day in Rome. Attractions and restaurants were also packed everywhere I went.