Italy, A.K.A. Can't Stop, must See All
Sleeping in a train station, fuelled by counter-side espresso, and stuffed with gelato, we ran through three Italian cities, eager to take in as much as possible and not waste a second.
September 8, 2015
We stayed at Hostel California which was about 25 minutes from the train station, in the opposite direction of the city centre. This was the cheapest option for the expensive city, and still, it wasn't one of our cheaper nights.
We only planned to spend one day in Milan for the sake of expenses and I was sure as hell we were not going to miss out on anything. Despite arriving after midnight we were up and ready to go at 8am the next day, walking the whole 40 minutes into the centre.
As food is one of the most popular attractions Italy has to offer, we ate well during our one day there.
The Sforza Castle
The Duomo di Milano and The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
A few other samplings from our Day In Milano
September 9, 2015
We've recently debriefed about our choice to forgo comfort for a maximization of time and experience and have agreed that it was completely worth it. One restless and chilly night was quickly made up for with a beautiful sunrise over the city of Venice as our train approached and it rose up out of the water. As well, arriving in Venice at 6 in the morning means quiet access to one of the worlds most fascinating cities, free of the daily hustle and bustle tourism brings. The historic city of Venice receives 60,000 tourists daily, that is slightly more than the actual population, and something that is not hidden by any means. Those narrow streets fill up quickly.