A gypsy at heart that I am, I was absolutely ecstatic when the trip that my husband and I had been planning for a while had finally come together.. Yaay.. We were heading to Italy and what an exemplary holiday it turned out to be!!
A self-appointed ambassador for Italian tourism that my husband is, he’d set the expectation bar pretty high for me and I must say the beautiful country did not disappoint.
The quaint little cafes, the Gelaterias with an insane number of yummy gelatos (if you are an ice cream lover this alone is a good enough reason to visit Italy), the old pizzerias, oodles of scrumptious food and wine, beautiful historic architecture, serene and scenic country sides, amazing street artists, a great night life, colorful little streets.. the country just melts your heart.
If you believe in collecting memories then here are some fun things to do in Italy:
•Take bike tours of beautiful cities, I did that in Florence and boy did I love it!!
• Grab a gelato at night and find a piazza (public square) to sit down and relish it. More likely than not you’ll be able to hear some amazing musicians play some soothing music at the Piazza Santa Trinita and Piazza Della Repubblica, which are my favourites.
• Climb up the tall historical buildings for a bird’s eye view of the city (it’s exhausting but so worth it).
• Indulge and sometimes over indulge in food and wine (It’s a different story that you might not fit into your jeans after a month long vacation, but who cares right!!???)
• Befriend a local.
• Do as many churches and museum tours as possible.
• Sit on a river bridge and read a book or watch people going about their lives.
• Wander around the medieval old towns and explore the colorful unknown streets by foot.
• Experience some of the world’s best train journeys.
• Go to a vineyard and have some fun making wine if possible.
• Visit some beautiful islands, I’d recommend Cinque Terre.
• See popular landmarks, the City of Florence has some and don’t forget to visit the quaint li’l cafe’s / Ice Parlours, I fell in love with the one at the Piazza Trinita
• Shop for some great clothes and quirky things. Don’t forget to shop lovely paintings from Street Artists.
• Last and by no means the least the men here are a treat to the eyes!!! If you are a straight woman do check them out 😀 ( I do believe with all my heart that the phrase “Tall, Darks and Handsome” was coined in Italy)
After having explored the cities to my heart’s content it was time to say goodbye to my 25 days long vacation. What had this monumental trip given me you ask.. Well I guess I’ll have to say some dirty feet and messy hair but also some sparkling eyes and a box full of memories.
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