There and Back Again, A Traveler’s Tale Pt. 2

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

Zoom!

Zoom!

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.

Flavor: Lemon. Tasted a lot like slightly sour lemonade.

Flavor: Lemon. Tasted a lot like slightly sour lemonade.

That's a lot of sharpie!

That’s a loooot of sharpie!

Me giving Shaksheper bunny-ears. :^J

Me giving Shakespeare bunny-ears. :^J

Fireplace.

And as we walked to the car, we got a second cone of gellato!

Almond. The best gelloto I've EVER had!

Almond. The best gelloto I’ve EVER had!

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

Rook to b5.

Okay… Kinda creepy.

Rook takes Bishop.

Rook takes Bishop.

Jerk-face.

SLYTHERIN!

SLYTHERIN!

An origami dragon. Now I've seen everything.

An origami dragon. 

Then we drove over to Bassano del Grappa.

Unleash the tourists!!!

Unleash the shoppers!!!

After lunch, we visited the Poli Grappa museum.

That's a lot of adult grape juice.

That’s a lot of adult grape juice.

Everyone thought this was fun.

You press a button, then smell the fumes.

You press a button, then smell the fumes.

Flavor: Pistachio. Actually tasted like pistachios!

Flavor: Pistachio. Actually tasted like pistachios!

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.

We drove over that!

We drove over that!

Once in Venice, we took a water-taxi. I was extremely scared that I would drop my phone into the water!

This reminded

This reminded me of Rainbow Road in South Carolina. Another reason why I liked Venice so much.

Boat!

Gondolas!!!

And they’re off!!!

First one to the gets gellato!

WEEEE!!!

Once we got off, we went to a fancy restaurant for lunch.

It tasted great. Though the sauce was WAY to salty for my taste.

It would have tasted great, but the sauce was WAY to salty.

We then walked over to Saint Marco’s Square.

Those horses up there are replicas of the real thing.

Those horses up there are replicas of the real thing.

That's also another tile.

That’s  another tile mural.

Then we had gellato while we wandered around the shops.

Flavor: Vanilla and chocolate swirl. The cone tasted like foam.

PHINOX!!!

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!

Driving.

Lunch.

Driving.

Driving.

DRIVING…

You get the picture.

Souvenirs 

Aha! What’s a giant trip without souvenirs?

In Verona, our mom bought us these little Pinocchio toys.

He's sitting next to some of my beads.

He’s sitting next to some of my beads.

And in Venice, I got this glass necklace.

My mom says that it reminds her of seaweed.

My mom says that it reminds her of seaweed.

   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)

Green Tip

When driving, don’t throw your trash out the window! I know, obvious, but some people still do it.

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