We had endless conversations about the destination....do we want the hussle and bustle of a city, the tranquility of the countryside, nightlife or peace and quiet? Of course shopping was an absoloute certainty! To be honest, the many discussions we had over the destination were probably all part of the fun of it, we finally came to a decision earlier this year and went ahead and booked our 4-day break.
I had never visited Italy before, but it had always been a country on my 'must-visit' list. When you think of Italian cities, you truly are spoilt for choice....Florence, Rome, Venice, where do you start? For many reasons, we finally plumped for Verona and wow, what an excellent choice we made!
It's hard to describe how amazing our weekend really was and to do Verona justice in one blog post is nigh on impossible! Here are a few words that best capture the spirit: late mornings, leisurely breakfasts, segway tour, long lunches, ice-cream, undisturbed sleep, window shopping (some purchasing!), prosecco tasting, busy streets, breath-taking architecture, history, sunshine, endless chattering and a LOT of laughter!
I bored my poor OH with over 100 of these photos on my return. A lot of them signified a 'had to be there' moment and funnily enough, he didn't fully appreciate those particular photos...I have tried to spare your sanity by only picking out the creme de la creme:
|Our beatiful bedroom|
|The beautiful breakfast - table laid for us every morning.|
|Segway tour of the city - excellent way to tour - saves on the legs!|
|View from the Tower overlooking the city|
|A very special celebratory meal|
|The statue of Giulietta|
The thing I am most thankful for out of this whole weekend, was spending time with my buddies. I have been great friends with one of the girls since the age of 9, the other two I have known since we were 16. We've been through a lot of life together, some very sad times and some incredibly joyful times. What a privilege it was to share quality time together, doing something fun and making memories that will most certainly last a lifetime. As we left, we agreed to continue putting money into our savings pot, with a view to making this a tradition - so where shall we go for our 50ths girls?!
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