Second to last weekend I went to Verona and Venice together with two friends. It was only a three day trip but it was great and I really enjoyed it! First of all I think all of us three deserved a timeout of school as we've been stressed out by countless exams over the past few weeks (and still ongoing). And what's a better plan than driving to Italy on our own for three days?
After arriving we took a short nap in our amazing bed and breakfast accommodation which was located 19 minutes away from Verona's city center.
Freshly energized we went to Verona's city center and looked at some sights around there. The arena there (2nd photo) is HUGE! I've already been to Verona once but the size of this still amazes me.
We went on to see Juliet's balcony (from Rome and Juliet!). There was also a wall which was completely covered in scribbles of hearts, names and quotes. Kinda messy but I think it's beautiful to know how many people from all over the world have already written something down on these walls.
We did some shopping at stores like Bershka and Stradivarius.They have quite cute clothes so I had to buy a few!
The next day we went to Venice by train. It takes about two hours to get there but it's completely worth it.
It's been my friends' and my first time to go to Venice. I've never seen a city built on water and where else can you see this if it's not Venice? For sure it's very expensive at the touristic places but if you go ahead, exploring the small allies you'll find great little stores and restaurants. I bought two venician masks with a lot of glitter and some feathers. They are now decorating my room and maybe I'll wear one of these one day!
One of the best things about Italy must definitely be their food! Whether it's pizza and pasta or sweets from the pasticceria, you'll never be dissapointed! But of course the weather, which is so much warmer than at home, is brilliant!
However, I must say I really enjoyed my first real holiday only with friends. It's a overall different to travel with friends and it's a fun experience.