Despite our flight being repeatedly canceled and delayed, having to spend way too much money to change plans, and me crying hot, angry tears of frustration, Italy was beautiful. It was hands down my most frustrating traveling experience, but we put our annoyance aside and were able to have a fantastic time.
Starting with Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was absolutely breathtaking. With its variety of colored stones on its exterior walls, it was unlike anything I had ever seen. I was floored. When we traveled to Pisa however, the Leaning Tower was not nearly as large as I had imagined. I guess I had expected the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower to be about the same size, but in actuality the the Eiffel Tower is about five and a half times as tall–I would have never known!
My favorite place in Italy was Venice. On account of it serving as a cultural melting pot of sorts for Eastern Europe once Constantinople fell, you can see a variety of cultures infused in its architecture and it is magnificent. Plus, I got to take a gondola ride with my handsome husband which was definitely a dream come true.
In all of Italy the food was great, and thankfully, reasonably priced. I had the best calzone I have ever had in my entire life and I am confident that nothing will ever beat it. Grazie, Italy for delicious food and even more amazing scenery.