This post is the final post of my Spring Break series. Now I can get back to writing about normal life instances! We only were able to spend one day each Florence and Venice, but the way I see it, that means that I need to come back and see these cities again.
Here we go:
We took a train from Rome to Vicenza (small city in northern Italy) and stopped in Florence on the way. There were a lot of lovely squares and bridges!
Maeve and Kinza decided to climb the Duomo, but I decided to do some shopping instead. They said it was an incredible view from the top!
From Florence, we took the train to Vicenza to stay for the weekend. Maeve’s family friend, Karin, graciously let us stay with her for the weekend and it was the best. She is doing a civilian job on the US Army base there for a few years and has a beautiful home! It was so nice to have a couch to sit on and coffee in the morning. I was also able to bake chocolate chip cookies one of the nights, so that was such an amazing taste of home!
The second day in Vicenza, we took a day trip to Venice, which was only an hour train ride away. It was so beautiful even if it rained a good chunk of our time there. The canals were just as pretty as all of the pictures and movies (Italian Job, anyone? Probably in my top 10 favorite movies) and there was such good shopping too!
We then flew from Venice to Athens. ATHENS. That was my favorite city on our trip by far. It had its jaded parts, but with all of the history, monuments, food, and everything else, I loved it!
It is also worth noting that Greece was the first time I’d ever been in a country that didn’t use Aramaic letters. All of the street signs and and business names were in Greek and it was the strangest but coolest thing!
Well, there you have it, two weeks after I get back I finally finish writing about it. Now I only need to catch up on the last two weeks in Paris…
Thanks for reading!