My exchange student Val is meeting me at the airport and we will spend a few days exploring Madrid. I want to try the famous jamón and see some of the churches!
Galatia Region (~9 days)
Val's family is going to drive up to get us in Madrid and take us back to their home in Galatia. There are some old ruins I am hoping to see and they have a sail boat so, if the weather is nice, we might get out on the water!
Barcelona (1 day)
I'm flying on the 10th from Santiago to Barcelona. My mom is meeting me in Barcelona and we are going to see some famous churches before taking a ferry over to Italy.
Livorno (1 day)
We are taking a 19 hour ferry from Barcelona to Livorno, then spending another night in Livorno before heading off into Italy!
Bonassola (3 days)
Bonasslola is a small village just north of the Cinque Terre. We will be staying there at a farm that rents out rooms to travelers. I want to see all the amazing little villages and go swimming at the tiny beaches!
Florence (3 days)
We are staying in a renovated palace in the heart of Florence and have tours reserved to see David and some of the other art masterpieces in this magical city.
Aosta (2 days)
Commonly known as the "Rome of the Alps," Aosta is known for its Roman ruins and gorgeous mountain views. We are staying at a local vineyard with a solar powered pool that is a short walk from the train station.
Montreux (1 day)
We're taking a local bus over the alps and spending one night in a hostel to see this gorgeous castle.
Gimmelwald (3 days)
We're staying in a tiny little hotel run by a 90 year old local in the tiny town of Gimmelwald. The town resisted development by getting the land declared an avalanche zone and remains a picturesque mountain village.
Paris (7 days)
Our last destination is the city of lights, Paris. We are staying in an Air b and b right in the heart of the city owned by a young local couple. I hope to see the Louve, catacombs and spend a lazy morning people watching at a Parisian cafe.