A presto, Italia

Yup, you read that right. See you soon, Italy. I’m going on a mini-vacation with my parents in a couple of weeks and I am beyond excited!!

One of the things in my List of Things To Do Before I Die is visit Italy and I am just so happy that my parents invited me to go with them to Milan, Florence and Venice. I cannot stop thinking about all the BEAUTIFUL sights, the shopping, the food – oh especially the food – and the whole Italian experience!

last supper

In all honesty, when I hear “Milan” I think of shopping, but I am also so psyched to see the Last Supper!!

under the tuscan sun

I am most excited to go to Florence! Although unlike Diane Lane in this movie, I probably won’t spontaneously buy a house there…

venice gondola

I hope I don’t fall into the canals…

I love a lot of things from Italy: Italian food (of course! Pasta, gelato, prosciutto are tops on my list), Italian fashion, Italian wine, limoncello, books and movies set in Italy (Eat Pray Love, Life is Beautiful, and Il Postino which introduced me to the great works of Pablo Neruda), Italian art, Italian history (I am enthralled by the Roman Empire), Italian everything. Even the boyfriend is Italian ♥ heehee

While I hardly know how to speak Italian (but I do speak a little Spanish, which is close, no?) I am going to try and memorize some key phrases in the next couple of weeks. Wish me buona fuortuna!

Have you been to Italy before? Any tips for me?

   

3 Responses to “A presto, Italia”

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    MelissaNibbles posted May 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I backpacked through Italy the summer after I graduated college. It’s beautiful, amazing, and everything everyone says it is. My advice is to bring good walking shoes!

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    Meghan@traveleatlove posted May 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    We have family in Italy, and I LOOOOOVE to visit them. You will have a blast. Eat lots and lots :)

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    Elina posted May 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve been to Rome twice and to Florence and Venice on my honeymoon. Just enjoy it. It’s beautiful and people are nice. Stay away from the tourist traps (i.e. restaurants that try to get you in by yelling out) – many of them have menus in English (actually some super nice ones do too) but they add automatic tips and the service sucks. Also, enjoy a ton of gelato. It’s very necessary when in Italy. ;)

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