First surprise: the Scandinavian summer is gorgeous: sun shines until late and it's warm with some breeze. The best for a traveller. The capital city stretches indeed on a archipelago of islets, each of them worth a visit for different reasons: medieval history (Gamla Stan), enjoying nature (Skansen), having fun (Sodermalm) and - last but not least - going shopping (Kungstrdgarden and T-centralen areas). Second surprise: the people's sense for hospitality and open-mindedness is by itself worth a visit - and as an Italian I judge on the basis of a high benchmark. You'll never feel alone if you want to chat to someone, you'll always find somebody wanting to answer a question, you'll be able to speak English and communicate to anyone no matter their age or cultural background.