Hi everyone! 🙂 How’s it going?
We have been thinking lately…since we haven’t been able to travel as much as we’d like and at the same time we really want to create travel content for you guys, we decided to share with you our experience in Italy, last year.
Well, it all started when we officialized our working Holiday year here in Canada.
While we were still in the process, one of my (Andi) best friends who lives in France (content for another travel post) had just had a baby, and she asked me to be his godfather 🙂 The perfect excuse to make a stopover in Europe, right? Hahahha
We are going to share with you our Itinerary and some of the places we visited. We are not gonna go into details because we don’t want the post to be too long. However, if you have any questions, ask away!!!
Let’s begin with a bit of geography? 🙂
Day 1 – VENEZIA
We departed from Paris super early in the morning and arrived in Venezia around 5:00pm. After an exhaustive day traveling we just wanted to check in at our Hotel (Residenza Al Doge Beato) (The link to our hotels will be at the end of the post). That’s when we had our first surprise. As you may know, there are no roads inside the island, so you have to do everything by foot which means that we had to carry our luggage up and down the infinite stairs all the way to our hotel. Arriving at the hotel the second surprise…we couldn’t find it!! We were standing exactly on the right address but all we could see was a restaurant hahah no signs of a hotel. After a while of wandering around looking for the hotel we started buzzing the doors around until we finally found it. It did not look like a hotel AT ALL. Oh and it was raining and dark. Anyways, we took a shower and went out for dinner (if you follow us on Instagram you know that we are obsessed with carbonara) and we found this incredible restaurant called Ristorante Al Bagolo where we had our very first original italian carbonara.
Day 2 – VENEZIA
This was the only full day we had in Venice so you can only imagine the madness right? Hahaha We tried to visit as many places as we could and we were pretty happy with what we accomplished that day. Funny fact: we went to Venice during the carnival and we didn’t know, so that was a bônus. We even bumped into a couple of friends of ours from our hometown in Brazil (what are the odds?) and we did the gondola ride together, which was super fun 🙂
Day 3 – FLORENZA
Time to say goodbye to Venice and head to Florence 🙂
It was a short trip (around 2 hours by train). We checked in at our airbnb. Guys, seriously, this was THE best airbnb that we have ever stayed in. The location was perfect, we were able to visit all the places we wanted just by walking distance. And it was on the same block as Dante Alighieri’s house and the Gucci Museum. Basically, we spent the day getting to know the city.
Day 4 – FLORENZA
For this day we booked a Tour to Tuscany with CiaoFlorence. The tour is called “A special day in Tuscany: Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena”
It was a very special tour, we highly recommend it. The Tuscany region has breathtaking views and its just so full of history. The best part was lunchtime. We got to experience having a meal at a real winery and tasting their very own wines and Whiskeys.
Day 5 – ROME
Short trip from Florence to Rome (around 1:30 hours). We checked in at our Hotel (Wisteria Apartments) and we could not wait a minute, we went straight to the Colosseum and, Gosh, that place is amazing! We had never felt like that before! It’s just crazy to think that it all started there, i mean, civilization, roman empire…it was like bringing history books from middle school back to life! It was definitely one of the highlight of our trip.
Day 6 – ROME
On our second day in Rome was a typical tourist day, we visited the Foro Romano and the Trevi Fountain (classics) and one of our favorite things to do when we visit a city that we don’t know is just walk around, you know? Just feel the city vibe.
Day 7 – ROME
Our last day in Europe L We had a lot in our minds. We were excited cause the next stop was the start of our new life and also very sad to be leaving such a beautiful country such as Italy. Anyways, we visited the Vatican city and packed up our bags. Oh, and obviously we had to try the world famous Gelato.
Okay, so this was our little trip to Italy.
I hope you guys liked it.
If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask. We’ll be more than happy to answer.
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Residenza Al Doge Beato: https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/residenza-al-doge-beato.en-gb.html?label=gen173nr-1FCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaCeIAQKYAQm4AQfIAQ3YAQHoAQH4AQuIAgGoAgO4ApSlzekFwAIB;sid=9c0b9f83d15af0e63af06b98b28ee361;all_sr_blocks=1792414_95142802_2_0_0;checkin=2019-09-18;checkout=2019-09-19;dest_id=-132007;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=1;highlighted_blocks=1792414_95142802_2_0_0;hp_group_set=0;hpos=1;matching_block_id=1792414_95142802_2_0_0;ref_is_wl=1;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;sr_order=popularity;srepoch=1563644690;srpvid=13087cc8635901b7;type=total;ucfs=1&
Wisteria Apartments: https://ca.hotels.com/ho450480/?intlid=BOOKINGS&tab=description