FLORENCE TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 1

Happy Easter everybody! 
Today I flew from Munich to Florence with my grandmother. We are staying in Florence until Thursday. Luckily we found an amazing last minute offer with flights and hotel. The flight and shuttle service was fine and we arrived in the city centre at 2pm. The bus ride from the airport to the central station took around 20min and one ticket costs 6€. The location of the hotel is amazing. All the landmarks are extremely close. Both of us have never been in Florence before so we walked around. At first we went to the duomo. 

 

This cathedral is so beautiful and impressive. There we found Edoardo il Gelato Biologico. This is a great place to buy delicious ice cream. Moreover it is a perfect spot to take a photo with the dome in the background. 

Next we walked to the famous market Mercato Centrale. Inside the building there are many places to have food and outside there is a another big market. There are several stands where you can buy bags, scarfs, jackets etc. I found such a pretty small bag and I got it for 15€ instead of 35€. Keep in mind that it is possible to talk about the price. Afterwards we visited Ponte Vecchio. Unfortunately it was so crowded that we decided to visit the bridge on another day. So we walked along the river to the Palazzo Vecchio.  

This square is so pretty and there are many restaurants with normal prices. There we had delicious pizza with a great view. Florence is a beautiful city and I am looking forward to the next days. 
XX Patricia 

VENICE SPRING OUTFIT

Hey everybody,

spring is finally here! Is is my favourite time of the year and so is spring fashion. Today I share my favourite spring outfit with you. It is perfect for everyday and for travelling. I saw the dress in the Zara sale and fell in love immediately. The pattern and cut are so pretty. Right now suede-effect jackets are so trendy and you can find them in many stores. I found mine in Primark for 30€. These jackets are so versatile and perfect for this time of the year. Moreover they are so easy to style. You just need a dress, jacket, sneakers and a bag. Probably you know this already but white sneakers are my all time favourite shoes. Especially for travelling they are my go to ones. On that day I went shopping in Venice so it was easier to wear a big bag and put everything inside.

XX Patricia

 

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dress by Zara

jacket by Primark

shoes by Adidas (stan smith)

bag by Louis Vuitton (Neverfull MM)

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VENICE TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 3

Ciao everybody,
today was the last day of our trip. In the morning I got up early so that I could enjoy the few hours left in Venice. So after I packed my suitcase I walked to Piazza San Marco. 

There is the tower Campanile di San Marco with a great view over Venice. The ticket for the elevator costs 8€. For me this was totally worth it. The tower opens at 9.30am and I recommend to you to come early. I was there at 9.45am and had to wait for around 15min. When I arrived on top of the tower I was mind blown by this beautiful view. You get a 360 degree view and are able to walk around. 

From up there you can take fabulous photos. 

This was my favourite place in Venice and I totally recommend to you to visit the tower. Afterwards we visited Rialto Bridge and the nearby luxury department store in Fondaco dei Tedeschi. 

This building is so beautiful and next to the Canal Grande. Moreover it has a rooftop terrace with a stunning view over the city. 

Venice is a beautiful city but it is even more beautiful from above. In the afternoon we took the train to Munich. I am so thankful that I was able to travel to Paris, Milan and Venice. This time was great and I will never forget it. 
XX Patricia 

VENICE TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 2

Ciao everybody,
this morning I woke up early so that I could take some photos without many people inside. It wasn’t that crowded but there were still many people at the sightseeing sports.

Afterwards we walked around and looked for a bridge where we could take photos.

Following we went to Giardini Pubblici.

This is a beautiful park next to the water. The weather was fabulous so we enjoyed the sun.

 Then we had a beautiful walk along the sea to Piazza San Marco.

There we visited the church. Especially the ceiling is impressive with beautiful golden paintings.

Following we walked to San Polo and visited some shops there.

After dinner in the apartment I walked to the sea to see the sunset.

Sunsets are one of my favourite things and to see one in Venice was on my bucket list. Then I walked to Piazza San Marco again and had a beautiful walk by night along the sea.

I love to walk through a city by night because all the lights make it more special. This was a great day in Venice and tomorrow we are already leaving for Munich.
XX Patricia

VENICE TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 1

Ciao everybody,
today we took the train from Milan to Venice. 

After we arrived in the apartment we spent the rest of the day in the city. Both of us have been in Venice before so we already visited the most important spots. We walked around and had delicious ice cream. 

We visited Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. 

This area was crowded so it was difficult to take photos.

Tomorrow I plan to get up early to take better photos there. The weather was amazing so we spent some time on a bench next to the water. 

It feels great to sit there and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. Afterwards we walked through some streets and visited some shops.

 

In the evening we cooked and planed our second day. 
XX Patricia 

MILAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 3

Ciao everybody,
this was our last day in Milan and tomorrow we are leaving for Venice. This morning we visited Castello Sforzesco.

 

We discovered the different parts of the castle and took many photos. 

Next to it is Simplonpark this is a beautiful park. So we walked around and in the little lake we saw some turtles. 

On the other side of the park is the Arco della Pace. 

This is a beautiful place to take photos. Afterwards we walked to Porta Ticinese and along the canal. 

This is such a pretty place and it was beautiful to walk around. Today there was a flea market so we went to some stands as well. Following we visited a café and had delicious homemade ice cream.

 

After dinner in the apartment we went back to the city centre. So we visited the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the dome by night. This is a great time to take photos without many people in the background. 

Today we had a beautiful day and I am looking forward to Venice. 
XX Patricia 

MILAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 2

Ciao everybody,
today was a beautiful sunny day in Milan. In the morning we walked along Via Brera. There are some nice shops and restaurants. Afterwards we walked to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and cathedral. 

In this area are many shops so we visited some. Yesterday we had delicious panzerotti at Luini so we went to the bakery again. In the afternoon we visited the dome but we had to wait for over one hour because of the long queue. The dome is so beautiful and huge. 

Especially the windows inside are so pretty. With the ticket for 3€ you can visit the cathedral, Duomo Museum and San Gottardo in Corte Church. So our next stop was the museum. Following was the S. Gottardo chrch. 

This church is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. The colours are so pretty. 

If you visit the dome in Milan I totally recommend to you to visit this church as well. Afterwards we walked around in the neighborhod. Back in the apartment we cooked dinner and watched a movie. 
XX Patricia 

MILAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 1

Ciao everybody,
yesterday we took the train from Paris to Milan. The ride was over 7 hours long so we just went to the apartment and to a supermarket. We have never been in Milan before but we got great tips from a friend of mine. Today we walked to the city center. First of all we walked through the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

 

It is even more beautiful in real life. There are many luxury shops and some restaurants. 

Then we arrived at the Duomo di Milano. The dome is so beautiful and huge. 

We started to take photos but unfortunately it started to rain. Then we wanted to visit the dome however it was closed because tomorrow the pope comes to Milan. So we visited the rooftop terrace of La Rinascente. 

The restaurants on the 7th floor of the department store are next to the dome, consequently the view is great. 

Afterwards we visited the nearby fast food bakery Luini. The line in front of the bakery was so long but it is totally worth it to wait. Famous are the salty and sweet panzerotti. I chose the baked panzerotti with mozzarella and tomatoes and the sweet one with chocolate and strawberries. They are so delicious however I preferred the salted one. In the afternoon we went shopping along Via Torino and Corso di Porta Ticinese. There we found some beautiful unique pieces. We had a nice evening in the apartment and cooked pasta with pesto. 
XX Patricia

PARIS TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 9

Bonjour everybody,
today is our last day in Paris and tomorrow we are leaving for Milan. In the morning we walked to the Musée d’Orsay. 

The former railway station was transformed in an art museum located in the 7th arrondissement. There are many paintings of impressionists on the 5th floor of the museum. I love the impressionists and my favourite artist is Monet. 

Luckily they have many paintings by him. They are so beautiful and fabulous. Moreover in this museum they shot some scenes for gossip girl. Blair stood in front of an painting of Manet and you can see this one in the museum. There are two big clock faces on the 5th floor as well. 

You can look through them and see the city. This is a great place to take photos. Afterwards we walked through the Tuileries and enjoyed the beautiful weather. In the afternoon we visited the Musée Picasso. 

 

Following we walked around the Marais. This is one of my favourite areas in Paris. There are many shops from pop-up stores to designer stores and a lot of restaurants. In the evening we did a manicure at home and packed our suitcases. 
XX Patricia

PARIS TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 8

Bonjour everybody,
our plan for today was to take many photos with the Eiffel Tower. So we took the bus to the Champ de Mars. There we took photos unfortunately it started to rain so that we took a break. After some time we continued to take photos. I was looking for a tree with pink flowers. Luckily I found one so that I was able to take great photos with pink flowers and the Eiffel Tower. Then we walked to the Trocadéro. 

This is a fabulous place to take portraits and full body photos with the landmark in the background. After lunch and amazing chocolate cake in the apartment we walked along the Seine and then to the 6th and 7th arrondissement. Of course we had to walk over the Pont des Arts because they shot some scenes for gossip girl on that bridge. Then we went to Place de Furstenberg.

 

Following we visited Place Dauphine on the Île de la Cité. It is such a pretty place to take photos. 

In the evening we walked around in the neighbourhood. 
XX Patricia