Buongiorno, bellas! I hope you're ready for lots of pictures because I have some fun travel stories to share with you! Yesterday I introduced my travel capsule wardrobe for a springtime trip to Europe and today I want to start telling you about my trip! During our week abroad we spent time in Italy, Switzerland and France so I will be writing one travel post per country.
Our trip began in Italy so let's start here! The school group I traveled with flew into the airport in Milan. The original plan was to head straight to Venice but the group we were sharing a bus with was running behind. Instead of waiting for them at the airport, our tour director took us to the center of the city to explore a bit and eat some gelato. What a great bonus since we weren't supposed to see Milan at all! The picture below is of El Duomo in the city center.
From Milan, we hopped on a bus for several hours and arrived outside of Venice just in time for a pasta dinner. After a good night sleep (a bed, finally!), we woke-up ready for our first full day of touring the beautiful city.
Early the next morning we took a ferry to Venice. Once we arrived, we spent the morning on a walking tour of the canal-lined city. I wanted to take pictures of every little side street and café because each angle was so beautiful!
After a full day touring Venice, our next day was spent mostly on a bus to Switzerland. We did, however get to stop midday at Lake Como, Italy. There, we took a sunny boat ride the with the most amazing views I've ever experienced.
Our boat stopped in the little town of Bellagio where we had free time for lunch. I ate a delicious salad and the freshest bruschetta!
After lunch we hopped back on the boat for an hour-long cruise of the lake. The weather was so warm and sunny and the lake was serene. It made for a perfectly relaxing afternoon on the water.
After Lake Como we continued our bus ride into Switzerland. I hope that you will come back next week on Thursday for my travel post about our visit to the Alps!