Me and my boyfriend had planned this trip since last year. We didn’t have the time nor the money to go then so we were extra excited about this now! All we knew was that we wanted to roadtrip in Italy. I had never been to Italy before so I wanted to see it all. Johan (the lucky guys name) had already been to some places so we tried to plan the trip around that.
We never fully decided on a fix trip but just wanted to, kind of, go with the flow. This is how it ended up!
We wanted to go to San Marino as well but decided only two days before heading there that it would be too stressful and too many hours on the road that we rather spend in a city.
We arrived at the Milano airport in the afternoon and went straight to get the car. We used Hertz since it’s a big company and we were a bit worried about the whole renting a car thing (too many horror stories). Unfortunately, we weren’t the only ones thinking about renting with Hertz, we got the keys to a white Fiat 500 about 2 hours later. Finally! We were on our way!
The first thing on our list was Milano. None of us felt the need to stay there for a longer time since we hadn’t herd any good about the city, more like the opposite.
It was a beautiful day and we found an underground garage quite easily, so there we were, off to explore the city!
I really liked the city, Johan really liked the city! We could not understand why people had told us it was a dull place. We saw the huge cathedral that was so impressive, the wonderful mall right next to it with all of the luxurious brands you could think of. People everywhere and not just tourists. Italian people, Italian people everywhere and oh my did they dress amazing. I felt like a little hobo girl walking around in plain shorts and t-shirt.
Walking around a corner we found this huge line to an ice-cream shop, this was of course the first place we hade one out of many gelatos.
The time ran away from us way too quickly in this city. We had made reservations for the night by Lake Garda in the small town of Sirmione, so that’s where we headed next, but I definitely want to come back here again!
It was a short drive, an hour or so to the lake. When we started to enter the town it was all perfectly cut lawns, yachts and sailing boats everywhere. The hotel we were staying at was located on the inside on the city walls, which meant we had to drive over the plazas and narrow walking streets. We blessed the tiny car we were driving.
The hotel was amazing! The cutest little hotel with flowers crawling up the wall. The room was spacious with a terrace towards the lake. It couldn’t have been a better start to this two week journey we were about to enter.
When we were all settled in, it was time for dinner. We walked down to the main square where most of the restaurants are located. I can’t even describe it with words, nor will a picture ever reflect what we saw that night. It was the most pittoresk town I had ever seen. It looked like Disney Land but in real life, and not in a new and fake way, but in an old and genuine one.
The next morning we had a lovely breakfast made from the cute couple running the hotel. We took a last walk around the area before it was time to leave. Unfortunately it was too cold to swim in the lake but we found a big fortress to explore instead.
Checking out heading towards –> Verona!