These past nine weeks have been a marathon of traveling. While studying in Florence, Italy over the summer I have visited Capri, Sorrento, Naples, Rome, Venice, Greece, Cinque Terra, Paris, Milan, Siena, and the Tuscan countryside. It sounds like a lot, trust me it was and yet I donâ€™t regret any of it, in fact I love everything we did. While I loved my trips to Greece and Paris I must confess that traveling in Italy was by far my favorite. The people, sights, and of course food are just an amazing experience. If I was forced to pick one place for anyone to come to it would be very close but I would definitely recommend Cinque Terra. This is a coastal region with about 6 villages linked together by one trail with the most amazing views I have ever seen. If you have a bucket list I suggest adding it right beneath the pyramids in Egypt!
As for the food here in Italyâ€¦Yum! If you have seen â€œEat, Pray, Loveâ€ youâ€™ll understand what I mean when I say Iâ€™ve got my muffin top thanks to all the carbs. The pizza, pasta, and generally everything here is absolutely phenomenal and extremely fresh. Some of my favorites have been lasagna, fried zucchini flowers, and roasted duck (a huge surprise to me). If your in search of a great meal Italy is definitely the place to go!
I canâ€™t believe my time here in Italy is actually over and that I leave tomorrow. I am so thankful to everyone who helped make this trip a reality, it has been an experience I will never forget. Also for anyone who would like to read more about my trip I kept another blog at KatiesEataly@blogspot.com. I hope you enjoy it.