Ciao! (hello in italian) Almost a week ago, we began our journey through Italy (by car) and saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Square. Today, I will share the rest of the journey.
Day 6 Oh Romeo, Wherefore art though Romeo?
After a yummy lunch at the house, we drove to Verona and explored the city. Our first big stop was at the Arena.
Even today the ancient building is still used for entertainment. Minus the gladiators and lions. :^P
After exploring the arena for a while, we left and explored the streets of Verona. We made a quick stop for gelato before visiting the “house” of Juliet.
And as we walked to the car, we got a second cone of gellato!
Day 7 Checkmate
In the morning, we drove over to Marostica. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because my mom posted pictures of it on her blog (<- Be sure to click the link) when she went shopping for pottery. I was really excited because I am a big chess fan. :^D
Then we drove over to Bassano del Grappa.
After lunch, we visited the Poli Grappa museum.
Everyone thought this was fun.
We then drove back to the house, and chilled for the rest of the day.
Day 8 Venice!!!
This was the place I was most excited about visiting, partly because I really wanted to see what it was like to ride a gondola. We drove to the train station, and rode to the city.
Once in Venice, we took a water-taxi. I was extremely scared that I would drop my phone into the water!
Once we got off, we went to a fancy restaurant for lunch.
We then walked over to Saint Marco’s Square.
Then we had gellato while we wandered around the shops.
We then rode a gondola to the water-taxis. It was a little wobbly, but fun!
We then drove back to the house.
Day 9 R&R Day
We spent all day at the house, resting and packing up our stuff for the drive home.
Day 10 Home at Last!
You get the picture.
Aha! What’s a giant trip without souvenirs?
In Verona, our mom bought us these little Pinocchio toys.
And in Venice, I got this glass necklace.
So that was our trip in Italy! I really hope you enjoyed the photos of the amazing experience we had, and hopefully, maybe you can do it too! (without the Trevi Fountain under repair :>( ). Thumbs up if you want to see more blog posts like this! Ciao! (goodbye)
When driving, don’t throw your trash out the window! I know, obvious, but some people still do it.