Travel Diary: Part Three - ITALY
Part one was all about my adventures in Germany. I visited a shop with thousands of clocks inside and took selfies in the rain. Then part two we looked at Switzerland where I posed on top of mountains and visited a miniature Hogwarts.
Now it's time for hefty part three. And believe me... it's huge.
From Switzerland, we drove 6 hours into Italy for our next Eurocamp stay. We ended up staying there a week but agreed we could have all stayed there for much longer!
We stayed in Salionze in the biggest Eurocamp of them all called Altominico family park campsite which was located only 7km from Lake Garda. It's not the best campsite to stay in if you're like me and don't like lots of screaming children but the location was good as we was only a short drive from a few towns.
The town of Garda itself was really nice with quaint little shops and lots of different restaurants to eat in. We did eat in a really terrible restaurant one night though so I recommend looking at the menu properly before entering just any old one!
The weather was really hot and reached 37 degrees most days. I'm so glad I bought Evian's cooling water spray which instantly cools you down. I seriously melt in any kind of heat!
Our favourite restaurant of the holiday was this little pizza ristorante that we found in Garda. It didn't look like much from the outside but the pizzas were without a doubt the best I've ever had in my life. I wish I could communicate taste through a blog post!
There was lots of leather shops as you can imagine just about everywhere in Italy. When we looked in this one, we found a dog with a cap on looking super duper cool!
We took a trip into the city of Verona; famous for being the setting for Romeo and Juliet. This was one of the places I was most excited to visit because Romeo and Juliet is one of my favourite films and I love sight seeing too!
We had a little walk around and came across the arena which was amazing because it's SO old and looks like it's crumbling down right before you but it's still standing strong like never before.
Verona was lovely because it was open spaced near the arena with a mini park and lots of restaurants alongside one strip. There are little allies ways which lead into what I can only describe as a village of shops. Big names like Louis Vuitton and Armani as well as more affordable labels such as Zara and even a Sephora! My eyes lit up at the sight of that shop!
It then started to rain (boo!) but luckily I packed my umbrella... phew! There was a lot of street entertainers which we were robbed into paying for a picture with but they are funny pictures!
Then we finally saw it! Juliet's balcony! It was so surreal looking up at it that I couldn't help but buy a ticket to go up onto it and see the whole museum. It's six euros for a ticket but I didn't realise this was for entry to the museum too so if you get the chance to visit Verona too then it's definitely worth the ticket price!
Can you spot me? Ohhhh Romeo...
Things got a little cheesy and we ended up writing our names on a padlock for the love locks wall. I also maybe wrote my blog address on the wall for a cheeky self plug bit of advertisement but hey ho... if my traffic from Italy increases then I know why!
A few days later, we drove into the town of Lazise to have a look around. This was when we discovered a little beach on Lake Garda. I was so gutted I didn't break a bikini so all I could dip in was my feet!
Finally, (and really the final picture towards these holidays posts) is this incredible mozzarella and tomato bruschetta that I had on the very last day of the holiday. It was so yum! This was followed by a 12 hour drive to France, a stop off for the night at another camp followed by another 12 hour drive from France to home. I think it's now safe to say I don't want to get back in a car for a long time!
I have a video coming soon on my youtube channel on my Europe travels so look out for it! I filmed so many clips in every country so if you are interested in seeing even more then that's the video you need to watch! Of course, once it's live I will post it on here :)