Our summer adventure began with what was perhaps the dullest portion of our trip: Monaco and Nice. Monaco was an hour and a half by bus from the airport and along a long windy mountain road. The first day we had an incredibly overpriced breakfast (8 euro orange juice??) and went to the palace and gallery there which was having a Damien Hirst exhibition. We went into the casino briefly but were incredibly underdressed to stay a moment longer. Instead we has a wonderful dinner in a restaurant overlooking the harbour. Overall I wouldn't rush back anytime soon unless I suddenly acquire boatloads of money I would like to gamble away (and even then, I'd probably go to Vegas).
Next up: Roma!