This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend my Sunday in Cinque Terre, which is without a doubt the most beautiful place I've ever visited. The colours were spectacular, the sea was unbelievably blue and the food and drinks were fantastic! My roommates and I planned this day trip on our own and it went off without a hitch! We were even upgraded to first class on our way home! I'm so happy to have had the chance to visit these five magical lands.
08 July 2012
After five hours of sleep, three hours on the side of a highway, eight hours on a bus and one hundred euro spent - I am very pleased to report that I did not see Verona.
My friends and I booked this fabulous day trip with a Florence based travel agency called Florence for Fun. We were scheduled to leave the city at 2pm. Instead, we spent "one hour" on the side of a highway roasting in the sun (and by one hour I mean three). We were finally back on the road at 5pm and arrived in Verona at 8:15. We walked the streets for a whole 45 minutes (did I mention everything was closed?) before we had to rush off to the opera which was mediocre at best due to our phenomenal (upgraded?!) seats. We hit the road again at 1:45 am and arrived back home around 7. Who knew the highways were closed?!
All this to say I am extremely disappointed in our "day trip" to Verona and look forward to getting a full refund tomorrow.
At least we took a few good pictures.
03 July 2012
The past few days have been super hectic! I moved into my new place (GORGEOUS!), had the opportunity to watch the final Euro Cup game in Italy, and started my summer class at the University of Firenze. On Sunday I spent my evening in a resto-bar in Piazza Santa Croce watching Italy play Spain. My roomies and I waited the entire first period for our food (which never came) so we ended up "dining and dashing", even though we only had a couple of drinks. Glad to have checked that one off my bucket list!
My new apartment is located on the Ponte Vecchio and it's insanely beautiful. Will be back with photos of it soon!