This Italian tour got me thinking about Italy and the time I traveled from Venice to Rome.
Venice was my first Italian stop and originally, I did not plan to stick around until my train pulled into this glamorous city. It was the most unique place I had ever visited. Even the water taxis impressed me. Because Venice won’t be around forever, it’s a must see.
Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet, was a lovely city. I was fortunate enough to end up in Verona during their annual chocolate festival that takes place in the winter. The cobblestone streets were lined with vendors selling chocolate cameras, chocolate hammers and bolts, chocolate books, chocolate keys and locks...etc.
Rome was Rome. It was a big busy beautiful city. You can walk a few blocks then Bam! You are looking at original Roman architecture amidst modern buildings.
I learned that the leaning tower of Pisa is great, but Pisa is an even greater location for people watching. In fact, I enjoyed people watching more than I enjoyed the leaning tower itself.
I stayed at a vegan yoga retreat in the mountains of Umbria, right outside of Tuscany. The owner prepared delicious meals including wine every day. After the first night there, it snowed.
And lastly, there was Florence. Of course I marveled at the Statue of David’s thighs for over an hour and daydreamed about Michelangelo chiseling away.
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“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to.”
Hello. I’m Brittany, and I like to travel. I enjoy sharing photos and telling stories about the places I’ve been and the experiences I’ve had. After graduating college, I backpacked Europe alone. Some would say I’m a bold traveler, but I feel like I’m just getting started. I tend to attract colorful situations, so I hope you enjoy what you read!