This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.
So let me be clear in the fact that this Discussing Through Midnight will not be book related in the least. Haha (:
You may have noticed my little disappearance from this blog (or perhaps if you didn’t, it’s okay) and that was because I was travelling to an amazing country known as Italy. We spent 10 days there, though 2 were for mainly travel. I was lucky enough to be able to go on this trip through my school. Those who were interested were able to go, I’m still shocked that only 40 people were interested and therefore got to go. Going on this trip was honestly an amazing experience and I’m positive I’ll never forget it.
As pictures are worth a one thousand words, I’ve decided to show you a picture diary of sorts which documents my trip to Italia! 🙂
This was the plane we boarded to go to Frankfurt, in which we were supposed to an quick layover before catching our next flight. However the plane was found to have mechanical issues right before boarding time. We ended up waiting in the Toronto airport for 9 hours (we previously stayed there for 5 hours before all of the mechanical failures happened). These mechanical failures resulted in us missing our flight in Frankfurt to Milan. We had to catch a later one. >.<
A selfie was clearly needed.
A picture that shows that we arrived in Venice! Venice is actually an city that is based on an bunch of islands. Everything is connected by waterways and bridges. It was an city that stood out as unique to me.
It was utterly delicious. I’ll be honest with you, I’m actually not the biggest pizza fan. I find it to be overly greasy and it usually makes me feel sick after eating it. However in Italy I found myself loving pizza. It was made fresh and wasn’t greasy in the least. I also quite liked the thinner crust.
I rode in an gondola on the Grand Canal. That is definitely bucket list material. It was so peaceful to ride along the canal in silence. You could just hear the natural sounds of Venice and there was just this atmosphere of an authenticity. You could stare out into the canal and see the beautiful structures that adorn the canal. It was perfect for taking pictures.
This is an example of a picture I took in the gondola. It was just so interesting to see all of these old buildings seemingly float on the water.
Another gondola pic! (: The whole gondola ride was just super scenic.
This Florence cathedral is the most beautiful you’ll ever see. Its insanely hard to capture its beauty as it’s so large and surrounded by people haha. Attached next to it is…
The Duomo! Designed by Bruneschelli, it’s a sight that many are familiar with. It’s free standing dome and I can’t believe it was made so far in the past. So gorgeous.
It’s the Ponte Vecchio over the Amo River. It’s super pretty and the sunset compliments it wonderfully.
On our second night in Florence we ate in a real palace. I felt like a princess. To make things even more awesome, they were shooting a movie in the palace. I discovered this when I went to the bathroom and found myself lost in this palace. I asked one of the actors for directions haha.
On our way to Rome we stopped in a small town known as Assisi. It was super cute and pretty, I’d love to live there. There was a cute merry go around which I admit to going on.
This is the temple of Minerva in Assisi. Wow.
Walked aimlessly around Assisi for awhile and enjoyed it so much. Even the plant growth is beautiful! It’s a heart haha(:
Really, when can I move to Assisi?
Entrance to St.Francis’ church and tomb
Wow. This place in Rome looks a little familiar (;
This is what the coliseum looks like on the inside!
This is the place where Julius Caesar is cremated. The history nerd side of my died a little on the inside when I saw it.
When I was in Rome I got the opportunity to see the smallest country in the entire world: Vatican City. The picture shows a beautiful ceiling in the Vatican City museum. All of the ceilings in there were decorated in an extremely gorgeous way
Another example of the amazing ceilings of the Vatican museum. After this we went to the Sistine chapel which was unbelievably wonderful. It contained the insanely beautiful works of Michelangelo. Pictures weren’t allowed to be taken however, thus I have no pictures of the beauty to show you.
The famous Trevi fountain! If you throw one coin in you’re supposed to return to Rome sometime in your future. If you throw in 3 coins you’ll get married within 2 years. As I’m only 17 I decided to throw only one in [;
This is the last photo I took on the trip. It’s a view of Rome on the Spanish steps. Standing on them, I never wanted to leave Rome. Sadly the next day I woke up at 2:00 AM to go catch a plane to Frankfurt.
So that was my trip to Italy! Wow. I have even more photos on my camera but figured I should put a limit on how many I shared. I want to go back to Italy already, it’s truly a beautiful and amazing country so completely different from my own. I miss it, though it’s quite nice to be able to sleep in my own bed again. I’ve also missed having reliable wifi to be able to socialize with you lovely bloggers. I hope my coin I threw in the Trevi fountain will soon work its magic, I want to visit Italy again for sure. It’s definitely one of my favorite places I’ve travelled to.
Have you been to Italy? What your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
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