We’re going on holiday to the north of Italy for a week. We’ve visited the region numerous times before, but there are still a number of activities on our Italy to-do list.
This time, we’re be staying a farm just south of Verona. It looks fantastic and has great reviews. Hopefully, it will live up to expectations.
Our Italy not-to-do list
As we know the area, there are some things that we want to see again, and some that we intend to miss this time. Venice is on the miss list this time. However, that not because we don’t like Venice or don’t think that Miss M would.
We last visited Venice a year ago and she loved all the boats and islands. We are not intending to go because we don’t think Venice or Miss M have changed that much. And we still have a lot of other things left to see.
Ferraris and Asiago
We are also not planning to go to Modena or up into the mountains around Asiago again.
My Dad is a mechanic and car aficionado.
Last trip we also spent a day visiting Asiago, Bassano del Grappa and Soave. This trip was to see where the family of some good friends originally came from – and to try the cheese in Asiago. The views are spectacular, but we still have Grappa in our cupboard, so we don’t need to buy more so soon.
Our Italy maybe-do list
Sirmione sits on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lago di Garda. It is gorgeous, but often quite busy. While we have been there before, there are some parts of the city that we have not seen before, like the thermal baths. Whether we visit Sirmione this trip or not will depend on the weather and whether we want to brave the crowds. We know from experience that both can get quite oppressive.
Our Italy to-do list
Last time we went to Gardaland, Miss M could not keep the smile off of her face. We hope that this will be true again this visit.
There will be one major difference this time, however. Last time, my Dad was with us and he took Miss M on a number of rides
Parco Natura Viva
Miss M had a ball at Parco Natura Viva last year, so it is also on our Italy to-do list again. The park is a zoo, with a safari (that you drive through) and a traditional zoo which includes…. drumroll please…. dinosaurs. Of course, our little dinosaur aficionado wants to visit again!
We hope to hit a few markets, too. The antique and flea markets in Italy have always been fun and we have found a number of interesting things. We also love visiting the food markets and getting some fresh fruit, bread, cheese and salami and having a picnic somewhere special.
Aida in the Arena
It has become
It may be a bit early for her to really appreciate
During our babymoon – which we also spent in Italy – we stayed in the Euganean Hills. We had a lovely time looking at some of the less touristy places. This time, we intend to spend a day exploring the area again. On our Italy to-do list
So that’s our Italy to-do list
The rest we will just adapt as we see fit, depending on what inspires us. We are looking forward to the break, but also to seeing some of our favourite places again. And to the food. Mmmmm… Perhaps we need to write