A Roman Holiday - Part 1
This year I decided to keep it close to home. I always related travelling with going places outside of Europe, but actually.. Europe is very nice as well. :) So this year I booked a trip to Italy! The land of the Gelateria's, of ancient buildings, cucina di mama and amazing views under the Tuscan sun.
Day one we drove from the dreary Belgium to the equally dreary (unfortunately) Zurich. It was just a quick layover, but we stayed in a nice hotel (Placid hotel) and had some nice food. The drive through Switzerland was amazing with mountains and lakes the entire drive. If it was not raining so much, we might have just stayed there..
Day two we left rainy Switzerland for the sunny Como lake and fashion spot Milan. After all the chocolate rolls I had been indulging in it was time for a run! Our hotel (Carlyle brera hotel) was located right next to the park, so it was the perfect place to start exploring. This area of Milan we stayed in was only 15 minutes walking from the Duomo, but just off the beaten track which was perfect for us. Milan itself is very beautiful with high, pale stone buildings towering over the paved streets and a gelateria around every corner. Great for shopping, walking and eating. For us just a one day adventure.
Day tree sets itself in Verona, which was recommended by one of my colleagues (Grazie Andrea) and is absolutely gorgeous. Surrounded by the Adige (second largest river in Italy after the Po) the city of Verona oozes history from every corner. Looking for the best view? Cross the river and climb to the Castel San Pietro and gaze over wonders of the city. It's a sight for soar eyes. The many Piazza's are packed with tourists, but if you wonder around the city you can discover the places the stylish Italian people love so.
Tomorrow we are heading for a day in Venice. Ready to roam the rivers!