Now that I’m (sadly) home from my family vacation, it is time to recount my amazing travels! Much like my 2015 travels, I’m going to give you one post a day from my time in the glorious country of Italy! Hope you enjoy as much as I did 🙂
Day 1 was a very long day of traveling. We left LA the previous day at 8AM and arrived at the Milan airport early afternoon on Wednesday. After a terrible encounter at the rental car place that left us with a tiny car, we piled in four suitcases and three large carry-ons and drove ourselves to the Parco San Marco resort on Lake Lugano!
Our suite had a gorgeous view of the lake, however, we weren’t expecting it to be absolutely pouring rain when we got there! It was a warmer rain, due to the humidity of Italy in summer, but it was totally insane.
After a nice shower, we headed to the lobby of the resort for some drinks and apertivo (aka, appetizers). It seemed fitting that the first thing I’d eat in Italy would be a caprese salad. And what could be more perfect than a glass of rose to go along with it?
We then wandered around the grounds of the resort (yes, in the rain) and found a few hidden gems, including a lovely koi pond and a statue garden! Had to stop for a photo op with this lovely lady below.
Although we were all totally exhausted, we then headed to one of the restaurants on the resort for dinner, “La Masseria.” The restaurant has a lovely patio area, however since it was still raining, we ate in their indoor seating, which was an intimate cave-like setting.
I ordered their homemade lasagna, which was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately in my tired state, I forgot to take a picture, but don’t worry, I have photographed the majority of the rest of my meals in Italy. After eating our fill, we headed off to sleep.
A bit of a rocky start to day 1 in Italy, but it only went up from there! Stay tuned for more!
-Girl in Italy 🙂