ITALIA, I LOVE YOU!

April 21, 2017

ITALY CAME IN 3 PARTS...

 

FIRST VENICE, FLORENCE, AND THEN ROME. WHICH ONE WAS MY FAVORITE?! DONT ASK ME LOL. JUST KIDDING, BUT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET A DIRECT ANSWER. EVERY SINGLE PLACE HAD ITS OWN STYLE AND HISTORY TO IT, AND EACH ONE WAS A DEFINITE MUST SEE. DURING THIS PART OF THE TRIP SARAH AND I JOINED A GROUP TOUR OF ABOUT 22 PEOPLE. IT WAS NICE BECAUSE ALL TRANSPORTATION WAS TAKEN CARE OF, HOTELS, AND OUR ITINERARY WAS FINALLY NOT UP TO US (ODDLY SO NICE). I WAS STUFFING MY FACE AND DRINKING UNLIMITED WINE (SORRY, BUT NOT REALLY) FOR 7 DAYS STRAIGHT IN ITALY, AND DO I REGRET NOT EATING MORE, ABSOLUTELY. ITALY, I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FOOD!!!!!

 

 

MY FIRST STOP WAS VENICE, IT WAS COLD AND FOGGY THE DAY I WENT, BUT EVEN THAT COULD NOT STOP THE BEAUTY OF THIS CITY. AFTER A WALKING TOUR, SEEING THE COOLEST ARCHITECTURE AND MOST ROMANTIC (GAG ME) CANAL VIEWS, WE HEADED OVER TO ANOTHER ISLAND CALLED BURANO. BURANO IS KNOWN FOR MAKING LACE, AS WELL AS HAVING ALL DIFFERENT COLORED HOUSES THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND. IF YOU MOVE THERE, THE CITY LITERALLY PICKS WHAT COLOR YOU PAINT YOUR HOUSE, SO YOU BETTER PRAY FOR PINK!

 

ENJOY VENICE //

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BURANO A.K.A. CRAYON CITY // 

 

 

 

 

   

  

  

 

  

I ATE A FIVE COURSE SEAFOOD MEAL WHILE ON THE ISLAND OF BURANO. BEST MEAL I HAVE HONESTLY EVER HAD...UNTIL I GOT TO THE THIRD COURSE //

 

 

MOVING RIGHT ALONG....

 

MY NEXT STOP WAS FLORENCE, WHICH WAS ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR. I GOT TO SEE DAVID, THE REAL-DEAL STATUE, I GOT TO LOOK OVER THE MOST AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEW AT PIAZZALE DE MICHELANGELO, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY...I WENT TO THE GUCCI MUESO. 

 

I WON'T BORE YOU WITH THE DETAILS OF HOW GREAT THE GELATO WAS, OR HOW I LITERALLY ATE THE BEST STEAK EVER SERVED BY THE KILO...I'LL JUST LET THE PICTURES SPEAK FOR ME HERE!

 

FIRENZE (FLORENCE) //

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( ONE HOUR OUTSIDE OF FLORENCE -- THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA )

 

 

( BACK TO FLORENCE )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST BUT FINALLY NOT LEAST..ROMA! I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN TO ROME BEFORE WHEN I WAS ABOUT 9, I REMEMBER SOME THINGS LIKE THE POOL AND THE FOOD (LOL BRIGHT KID), BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO BEING ABLE TO APPRECIATE WHERE YOU ARE AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS. SO THIS TIME AROUND I WAS ALL HANDS ON DECK READY TO LISTEN, LEARN, AND ABSORB EVERYTHING IN THE FOUR DAYS I WAS THERE! 

 

BETWEEN THE TREVI FOUNTAIN, THE VATICAN, AND THE COLOSSEUM, ROME IS FILLED WITH SO MUCH HISTORY AND BEAUTY IT IS UNREAL. I FELT LIKE I NEEDED A MONTH THERE, BUT I GUESS THAT JUST MEANS I'LL BE BACK!

 

HERE'S ROMA //

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. I LEARNED A COUPLE COOL THINGS WHILE AT THE COLOSSEUM. THE GLADIATORS WERE ACTUALLY SUPER SHORT AND FAT. IT WAS BETTER IF YOU HAD A LIL' MORE MEAT ON YOU BECAUSE IF YOU GET STABBED, THEN IT WON'T ESSENTIALLY KILL YA! AND AS FOR THE SHORTER THING, WE ALL KNOW SHORTER PEOPLE RUN FASTER LOLOLOL OBVIOUSLY I AM 5ft FOR A REASON. 

 

THE COLOSSEUM // 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

OVERALL THIS 3 WEEK EXCURSION WAS ONE OF THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD. TRAVELING TEACHES YOU A LOT, NOT JUST ABOUT THE CULTURE BUT ABOUT YOURSELF. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT TRAVEL, AND I AM ALL ABOUT GETTIN' ON THAT PLANE NO MATTER WHERE IT'S GOING. EVERY SINGLE PLACE IN THIS WORLD HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT IT, (EVEN OKLAHOMA, IT HAS THE BEST SALMON I EVER TASTED -- IRONIC, I KNOW I LIVE IN SEATTLE BUT WTV) SO I ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO IS EVEN READING THIS BLABBER TO ACTUALLY TAKE A VACATION, OR WEEKEND GETAWAY TO WHEREVER YOUR HEART DESIRES! I PROMISE YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

 

THANKS FOR KEEPIN' UP WITH P!

 

XOXO // P.

 

 

 

 

 

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