My Favourite Italian City: Liquid Dreams
It’s the morning of my 23rd birthday! Amazing how time flies and things change. Here I am in this magical city celebrating my birthday, but I am alone. I proceed to the breakfast nook when I plunk myself down next to a beautiful Brit and we get chatting. I mention that I’m leaving today and it just so happens to be my birthday. No, she says, you’re not going unless you have somewhere important to be. I didn’t. We’ll spend the day together, she says. A new friend, this is something I have always loved about travel!
We head out into the fresh new day and we wander to our hearts’ content. The city was pulsing, it was the middle of the summer in an extremely popular tourist destination! We wound up at the hostel to rest up for the evening and we met two Scottish guys who we invited along on our adventure. We set out once again with a new group and had some major fun in the sun. This city literally floated. I guess I should probably tell you the name of this magical city, the locals call in Venezia. To celebrate, we all divided the cost of taking a gondola ride. It was a magical experience, enhanced by some good wine and laughter. The water was choppy but we didn’t care!
I haven’t returned to Venice since, but for a week after my visit, all I could dream about was water and the twisting/narrow streets.
Italy is such a breathtaking country, it's hard to choose my top, number one destination. I chose Venice for this post because of some really beautiful memories and it's a classic. That being said, the city I live in, Chieti, is just as beautiful and unique and when you live in a place day to day, you're really immersed in the life and you see all aspects. I've been so fortunate to travel around (not extensively, but a fair amount) this country and there hasn't been any place that I dislike!