Currency: Euro €
Official Language(s): Italian
Current leader: Sergio Mattarella (2015-)
My birthday is in February and I always try to do something special for myself for the occasion. Back in 2006, that something special was spending my birth-month in Italy. I started Zurich [which, yes, I know is in Switzerland], took the train to Milan, and made my way throughout Italy. Yes, it was February. Yes, the Alps were chilly. I saw snow. By the end of the month, I was in wild and chaotic south– eating Naples-made pizza and drinking red wine. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago that I made that trip; other times it seems as if it were yesterday
- Often times, I am a ‘on a whim’ kind of traveler. Such was the case when I decided to go to Italy for the winter Olympic, my birthday, gelato, and all the red wine I could handle.
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