Oh my goodness. I don't know how to write about this past week- we did so much in such a short time. Two friends and I split 7 days between three cities/areas: Venice, Florence, and Cinque Terre National Park.
The countryside was absolutely gorgeous and the cities were such fun. While Venice and Florence were a little too touristy for my taste, the art/architecture we saw there was amazing. The history in Florence was fascinating and to think that we were walking through buildings and strolling the streets where the Medici family, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo once roamed, is incredible. It took me hours to go through all of my photos. I think the language and history were what fascinated me the most. The fact that we were walking around places of amazing faith, artistry, and genius was pretty insane. I don't know what else to say about Italy, other than that it was worth the hassle and 24 hour bus adventure it took to get back to Pau. I look forward to exploring Italy more one day, maybe seeing Rome and exploring the countryside more. Overall, my Spanish was very helpful in communicating with locals, though it would have been much easier had I actually known Italian. Who knows, maybe I'll learn it someday. :)
I would write more if I could- but the rainy day outside and the vastness of experiences and information from the trip are making it difficult at the moment. À bientôt!
Cinque Terre National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes four small towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.
An aspiring polyglot and globetrotter, an avid reader, and a lover of good food. :)