LONG WEEKEND IN ITALY

 

TIPS:

- To rent a car is the easiest way to travel around.
So many cute villages to stop by on the way.
Parkings are often included in hotels.
I would not recommend to do NBG-Como by car but more to rent a car from Milan.
- It was low season which was nice because not many people BUT many things/activities were close.
- We wanted to rent a boat on Como Lake but we could not because low season. Try to book in advance if you want to do so.
- It was easy for us to book day to day but maybe because of low season.
- Book restaurants in advance in Verona.


THE TRIP:

Dates: 27-10-17/01-11-17
Departure: Nuremberg
Arrival: Como Lake
Itinerary: Gravedona - Lecco - Sirmione - Verona (we rented a car for the all trip).

DAY 1:

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Dolce Vita arriviamo!

Giiiiiiiirls trip!
Long weekend in Germany so with 2 friends we decide to hit the road direction Italiiia.
We leave directly from work and drive to Gravedona on Como Lake.
NOT a good idea: way too long and small/dangerous roads in the mountains, especially at night.

We arrive late in Gravedona and everything is closed because of the time and it's low season so we go directly to our air bnb Rezidencia Christian. I really recommend it. Huge apartment, good location and Christian is super nice.

 

DAY 2:

What a wake up... We discover the view from the apartment and it is GORGEOUS.

 View from the balcony

View from the balcony

I love to motivate my friends to practice sports so I take them for a 10km run along the lake in the morning. I highly recommend it!

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adidas runners como lake! 😉

The run is so beautiful, like in the movies!  
I also use the opportunity to create some Instagram content 😉

 #yogaeverywhere

#yogaeverywhere

As a reward: lunch by the lake, under the sun (remember: MC follows the sun!)

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☀🍷🇮🇹

 

Essentials.

We then go for a walk in Gravedona. Really cute/typical village.

The day ends perfectly with a gorgeous sunset on the lake AND some wine.
I told you: girls trip 😉

 

DAY 3:

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Starting the day right.

After breakfast we head to Lecco (still on Como Lake).
Really cute village to stop by if you can but for half a day max.

We then drive to Sirmione on Lake Garda.
Once again, great sunset on the way.

DAY 4:

Buongiorno Sirmione!

Our hotel rents bikes for free so here we are, biking towards the old town. I highly recommend to rent bikes, it's super nice to ride along the lake.

The old town is beautiful!

We also go for a walk all around the old town. The water is turquoise and it's almost feels like we are far far away on holidays!

We are in Italy... so Italy equals... FOOD!
We stop on a plaza for some pasta, wine and ice-cream.

The rest of the afternoon is shopping and nap under the sun 😇

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Sunset on the lake.

We go for diner at Trattoria Al Porticciolo, really nice.

 

DAY 5:

We drive to Verona in the morning.

Ah Verona, THE city of love (after Paris! 😉).
Really traditional city with a lot of culture. It is a real pleasure to walk through the narrow streets.

We start by the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then go to the Ponte Scalier and I Portoni della Bra.

Then we go to the famous Piazza Bra. It's beautiful!

We also go shopping Via Mazzini and Via Roma and end up at another beautiful Piazza: Piazza delle Erbe.

After that we go to see the sunset at the top of Castel San Pietro. The view on the city is impressive!

On the way back we quickly pass by Casa di Giulietta but there is not a lot to see and the balcony was under renovation work 🙄

We go for diner at Osteria Casa Vino: DELICIOUS and amazing service. I highly recommend the red wine risotto.

 

DAY 6:

Breakfast on the balcony, short shopping session, last lunch on Piazza Bra and we hit the road again! Back to Germany.

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Words to live by.

Italy is definitely a great place for a girls trip! Food, wine, spritz, shopping, dolce vita vibes ❤

I was really sick during this trip (yes, I did not expand on this in the article but actually most of my days were half days and that's why I do not mention so many activities or parties/restaurants: I was sleeping) so I did not make the most of what Italy could offer but anyway it was a beautiful trip!