Plunge head first into European history, gain 10 pounds just by looking at all that delicious food, be seduced by that oh-so-sexy Italian accent and witness first hand what ‘dolce far niente’ really means.
WHEN YOU GO TO ITALY, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU GO OR WHAT YOU DO, YOU JUST KNOW LIFE WILL BE GOOD.
My last ‘big’ trip to Italy was a 18-day road trip through the north. It was the middle of July and since it was my boyfriend’s first time in Italy, I visited all the highlights. So I won’t lie – yes, it was touristic and yes I would have prefered having some of the places a little bit more to myself. But there’s a reason why all those people come here. And you can’t honestly blame them for loving Italy, can you?!?
So get in your car and let’s go!! Oh and stay tuned, I’ll be writing more detailed articles about many of the destinations below!
Day 1-2: Dolce far niente in Bellagio, Lake Como
Fall in love with what’s probably the prettiest village along the shore of Lake Como. Slightly hidden and only accessible through a small path along the lake, Bellagio is no place to go if you want to “do” things. So rather than preparing a whole list of activities from your guidebook, just come here to relax.
Stroll around, get lost in the tiny alleys and eat pasta and drink Spritz all day – well maybe for the Spritz you should at least wait until noon 😉
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Day 3 – 4:Drive from Bellagio to Bergamo and visit lovely Bergamo
It’s only 60 km but it takes over 2 hours to get from Bellagio to Bergamo. First there’s the narrow road alongside Lake Como from Bellagio to Lecco, and from there the trip continues on quite congested regional roads. But it’s definitely worth it, as Bergamo is not only cute but it also has some beautiful sights to offer, like the Cappella Colleoni or the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Day 5-8: Drive from Bergamo to Florence and immerge yourself in history and art!
That first glimpse of the Duomo at sunset is enough of a reason to visit Florence all by itself. But don’t stop just there as there’s so much to see here! Stay tuned for my city guide on how to spend 4 days in Florence, with all the practical information you need about sights, accommodation, food and transportation