Italy is one of my favourite countries. Especially the town of Chiavenna, I visit there a lot both in the summer to swim in their waterfalls and in the winter to go snowboarding. So this year when my boyfriend and I wanted a cheapish holiday away (he has relatives out there who lend us a house to stay in) we booked tickets there.
The plan for the whole week was to do the bare minimum. It’s very hot there so lots of our plans were based around ice-cream and water. There are two waterfalls right near where we stay and we only made it to one as the other required a car we didn’t have. We walked to the waterfall and swam in the ice-melt water, sunbathed and took a nice walk back via a cooler (in both senses) cycle path that ran beside the river. We even got the train out to a nearby lake (near lake Como) and sunbathed there for a day.
One of my favourite things about Italy is hiking, and I love to go for walks with my boyfriends aunt and her dog, Blink. We went for some shorter walks just because of how the times worked, but we went up to their mountain house (its a half hour drive up the mountain they live on) and took Blink for a much nicer woodland hike which she loved.
Travelling is something I’ve never been able to do much before but now I’m able to, I’m hooked. After our city break to Copenhagen last December, we’ve also booked to go to Paris this December, but we’re hoping to drive rather than fly, so look out for that post!!