Posted in Life, Reviews, Travel

Back to reality.

Hello everybody,

I thought I’d better post something on here before you all leave. What’s been happening?

collage

We booked a last minute trip to Italy !

Above are 4 of 4394 photos ( there were 9 of us, all with cameras ).

I don’t think one blog post will do Italy justice, so I will space them out and write a separate one for each of the places we visited. In short, it was beautiful.

Each place we saw had hundreds if not thousands of years of history. Our villa alone was built in the 1600’s , located on the outskirts of the small town of Vinci. We divided our 5 days up to see a new town or area each day and managed to see Pisa, San Miniato, San Gimignano, Siena, Florence and Livorno. Some key things we learnt :

– Eating is important , even to restaurant owners who will on occasion close their own restaurant to have lunch.

– Public holidays are important . Important enough for everything to shut down while they last. Plan your groceries carefully.

– Choose ‘coffee time’ wisely. Many places will not let you sit down for coffee at lunchtime unless you are also planning to eat there.

– Hire a car.  Be a good driver. Driving in Italy is an art in itself.

– Have good walking shoes. Getting around the bigger and smaller towns can and should be done on foot, or if you have a death wish ,you can hire a scooter.

Until next time, I’m off to sulk at being back to work tomorrow!

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s