in transit: la bella italia

We’re off to a one-week holiday in Italy, a country I’ve always dreamed of visiting. After almost a month of planning, we’re going to three wonderful places around the boot-shaped peninsula, each unique on its own.

First stop is Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is known for its labyrinth of canals and bridges, the grandeur of its centuries-old palaces and piazzas, and its promise of mystery and romance. Monday morning we’re taking a train and traverse through inner Italy on the way to Florence, where we’ll scoop some gelato around the Duomo and hopefully admire some of the most famous Renaissance art in the world on Tuesday before we depart for Cinque Terre. A quintet of picturesque villages strung along Italy’s Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is nestled among colorful Old World villages set on rolling hills, verdant vineyards and orchards, and panoramic paths. We’ll be staying at Monterosso Al Mare, where we’ll find solace in its extensive sand beach, named one of the 25 sexiest beaches in the world. We’ll take the train back to Venice on Friday, for one more fabled evening and that final sip of bellini.

Have a great week everyone!


8 Responses to “in transit: la bella italia”

  1. 1 Reyville of Simply Manila April 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    isang malaking wow. this is a very nice view.

  2. 2 pepe April 22, 2008 at 9:34 am

    naglalaway ako sa inggit! i never had the chance visiting those places when i visited Milan….grrrrrrrrrrr

  3. 3 Moja April 24, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    OMG!!! nakakainggit ka mark!!! i wanna go to Italy!!! Waah!!!! =)

  4. 4 Ryeness April 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    cinque terre is divine! inggit ako!

  5. 5 tricia April 24, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    i’m sooooooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ha! makakarating din ako jan….one of these days. haha. enjoy your trip! oh….and i love your new bag!

  6. 6 freshmess April 26, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Hey everyone! Italy is such a beautiful country and I think we planned this trip really well – Venice was just beautiful and memorable, Florence was grand, and Cinque Terre was a world away. I’ll post a full report + pics, just need to get some rest. :)

  7. 7 RennyBA April 27, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Diane and I wish you a wonderful, romantic and adventurous trip – so exotic!

    From your last comment: Good to know you had a good start and are looking forward to your reports when you are back home in Norway :-)

  8. 8 freshmess April 29, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks, Renny and Diane! Still working on the next entries. Hehehe.

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