A long time ago I started to plan a travell to Italy. Acutally it should have been Rome but I did not want to spend so much money so the plan changed to Tuscanny and Milano/Verona. Last week I did it! I went to Milano for one week: summer, sun, good food and the sea! Sure I have the sea here as well but almost no sunshine and sometimes it could be really cold. It was so nice that I think about doing it with the kids again but not in summer with all the tourists around.
The travel started in Milano. That for I had to take the bus from Galway to Dublin at 2am in the morning. That was hard. I did not get much sleep that night. I took of at 7:20 and arrived at 10:40am in the sun. We went down to Genua and to the sea ...
In the evening we arrived at Florence. Actually I should have studied the weather forecast. I almost did not pack any summer clothes. So I was almost the only one with long arm shirts in the sun of Montepulciano.
Am Abend sind wir schon in Florenz angekommen. Frau haette mal besser die Wetterseiten studiert, denn es war warm und ich hatte doch (fast) gar keine Sommersachen eingepackt *gg* So stand ich wohl als typische Touristin in Montepulciano und Siena mit langen Aermeln. Aber frau kann ja auch nicht alles haben.
Can you see me shining? If you like movies you may know which movie took place here ...
Later we drove to Bagni Vignoni and Siena. I did not believe when a friend told me that Siena will be much nicer than Florence but she was right.
|Ponte Vecchio Florenz|
I thought Florence would be much bigger and much more to see. Just the dome was seen from everywhere but we did not get up ...
After so much sight seeing we went to the Gardalake up in the north. It looked really empty there. I remeber so many tourists there in summer but it was a good place to stay. The next day we went to Verona. Unfortunately there was no opera in the arena that days so we only could have a look around. I am not a fan of opera but maybe one day I will watch aida or nabucco in that fabulous arena.
|Arena di Verona|
Still very a impressive place. Also now on the to-do list for my next trip to Italy...
A lot of people maybe just visit Verona because of her: Giulietta! Isn't she beautiful? Such a tragically story she tells...
Mailand 27 Grad C Sonne ---> Dublin 17 Grad C Sturm ---> Galway 12 Grad C Regen und SturmAnd than the last day came. Back in Milano! One last walk to the dome and this time I went up on the roof. Than I had to start packing my luggage again.
Milano 27C sun ---> Dublin 17C storm ---> Galway 12C rain and storm