Allison and I have been planning a trip to Italy for the past several months, and we went from March 24th to April 4th. Without further ado, here are some pictures and fun stories!
Our trip didn't necessarily get off to the greatest start, but it was really the only trouble we had the whole time, I promise. We got a ride from my Dad (thank you!) to arrive at the airport at 4:30am to board our 6:00am plane to Dallas. Well our plane apparently failed the pre-flight check and needed a part, and we did not end up leaving until 2:30pm. That being said, we missed all of our connecting flights and had to reschedule. The airlines were able to get us to Italy on the same day, but 7 hours later than planned. Not ideal, but they gave us some flight vouchers to make up for it.
I tried to ask him which flavor was good, and he pointed at one. So I just ordered it. It turned out to have caramel and ricotta cheese in it, which apparently Allison saw on the sign and didn't tell me, haha. It was actually one of my favorite flavors the whole trip, yum!
Each square depicts a story from the Old Testament.
Below, more delicious gelato! Pistachio this time.
Well, we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. Which was actually a guy's spare bedroom. BUT, it was actually really nice and he brought us breakfast every morning. It was just really hard to find because I am pointing at the front sign.
Trevi Fountain! The aqueduct was built by Agrippa to supply water to the thermal baths he built near the Pantheon. Although it was destroyed over the years, the popes in the early renaissance started to rebuild it and add decorations/restorations to all the aqueducts in the city.
We ate lunch in Burano at a quaint panini shop and shared a glass of white wine while people watching on the open street.
Our hotel in Lido. Probably one of our nicest places. The buffet breakfast was great! So much Nutella and pastries :)
This is the beach in Lido, right outside our hotel. It is obviously the off season, but still a nice beach- full of sea shells.
We thought this warning sign was pretty great- on a bottle of the off brand of Coke. It says, "Consume in moderation for kids".
On our way to the train station-leaving Venice. Anthony is carrying our sole purchases- a leather Italian made purse for me and handmade leather shoes for him.
We had a great time and have about 900 more pictures that we didn't even post! Italy is a beautiful place and we would go back in a heartbeat!
Ciao, Anthony and Allison