To Italy, Italy. I’m headed back! One of my very first travel adventures – and my first solo – was Italy, just after graduation from University in 2006. In a leisurely self-guided tour I flew into Bergamo, headed east to Venice, then Florence, and finally Rome. The trip produced some great photos and friends. It was also about the time my wife and I started dating.
Now, I get to head back with my wife and a friend to visit Milan for the first time and re-visit my favorite Italian spot – Florence! Or as I call it, the “Austin” of Italy. It’s got a very chill vibe and is famous for its grassroots arts scene. Looking forward to some sunsets at the River Arno and some leisurely, scenic strolls. That should be pretty easy since we’re staying right next to the Duomo, at the Academy Hostel.
Though the plan is mainly to see Florence and Milan, we should be able to do some quick visits to Siena, Lake Como, and maybe Switzerland even. A large part of how I travel is to prepare, prepare, prepare… and then wing it. So we’ll see what happens. Anybody have some memories of Italy, or cities you’ve always wanted to visit?? |GO|