20.11.2011 40 °F
I have finally arrived in Bell' Italia! Vicenza is an absolutely gorgeous city in the heart of northern Italy. Known for it's architecture, there is nowhere in the old part of the city that doesn't cry out for a picture-postcard photo. I was lucky enough to meet up with the darling mother of a good friend of mine - Maria - who was a treasure! She met me at the railway station when I got into Vicenza Friday (18 November) evening, and brought me a guidebook on Vicenza that she had purchased just for me. Better yet, Vicenza is Maria's home town - she met me on the Saturday and we spent all day together, seeing the sights as only a native can show you. We had a very, very wonderful day. Saturday evening, my good friend Nancy arrived in Vicenza on holiday, and we spent the day today (Sunday, 20 November) wandering the city, visiting museums and local sights, and wound up with a wonderful dinner in our hotel room of locally-made cheese, wine, and bread. Molte Buono!! Nancy and I will be touring around northern Italy until 29 November, when she heads home from Milan, and I head to Switzerland.
Until next time!