In May i had started describing my big trip across Italy. Part 1 was focused on the first part of my journey through the beautiful country as I arrived in Rome, took a train to Florence and popped into Pisa. Part two will follow my journey to Verona, Venice and the Islands surrounding Venice.
Verona was recommended to me by a friend who got engaged there. After already spending 4 days in Italy I felt my trip was only getting better and better. The train from Florence to Verona took 2hrs 30mins, as we left Florence before noon we were there by early afternoon. Verona did not disappoint. The city was full of culture just like the previous ones I’ve been to but somehow it wasn’t as crowded with tourists as before. The lack of crowds really made it feel more authentic and relaxing. Here I didn’t make any solid plans of places to visit, I wanted to discover by just wondering around. We started heading towards Piazza delle Erbe, from which we ended up Castle Saint Pietro where we got a fantastic birds eye view of the city (Right). That night we spent wine tasting and visiting varies wine bars as Tuscany is so known for. The following day we visited Juliets balcony, which i felt was almost ruined by the amount of graffiti in the arch walkway. Before we were to get our train to Venice we had just enough time to visit Castelvecchio and its bridge which was one of the definite highlights of Verona.
Murano, Burano and Torcello
This was a trip that was highly recommended to me, and for good reason. Day trip to the Islands left early morning and returned in late afternoon. On arrival to Murano we got a guided Glass museum tour after which we had 30mins of free time to wonder around the Island. These Islands were much smaller than the likes of Venice or Lido and a lot more quiet.
Burano was our next stop where we had more time to wonder around than in Murano as there was no tour. Burano is a fishing village, where every house is painted in the most bright colours, this was so that men can find their way home during foggy weather. The place seemed out of this world. We enjoyed some lunch in the shade with a beautiful view.
Our last trip of the day was to Torcello where we could get some lunch and walk around a small village. The island used to belong to a single family and the majority of it is covered with foliage. We took a stroll along the canal to the old church and back, it was very peaceful.
The eight days we spent in Italy was one of our best holidays. The time it took to plan all the trips was well wroth seeing so much of Italy and being able to visit so many towns. Italy is definitely a space to visit in your life time and I know I will be back again and probably even more than once to this amazing country.