Buongiorno, ragazzi, and happy Throwback Thursday! Tomorrow is Friday (woop woop)! One of the best things I think about being an American traveling in Europe is that compared to American cities, European cities are just so freaking OLD. The result of this, in my opinion, is that they all have such unique character. Nowhere is this more evident than in Italy, where I spent my semester in college abroad. It's not like here, where Baltimore is kind of like Philly which is kind of like Brooklyn and so on. Florence is completely different from Rome which is completely different from Venice which is completely different from Milan.
When people asked me which Italian city is my favorite, it's Venice, hands down, even though I only spent a day there. It's visually stunning, so romantic, and I love water, so I love the idea of a city built on canals (even if it is sinking). Of COURSE I did a gondola ride, because how can you not? My roommate, our friend and I also wandered the streets and took a boat to Murano, a small island a short distance away, to watch a glass-blowing demonstration.
It was basically the best, so enjoy a visual tour of one of the most idyllic and charming cities I have ever been to. Ciao!