We have just come back from our long-awaited-epic trip to Italy! In the short 5 days we managed to find spare in our calendar we have visited… *Drum-roll*
Rome, Pozzuoli, Napoli, Sorrento, Benevento, Faicchio, Sperlonga, Anzio, Latina, and Lazio!
Few things we’ve found out during our stay in Italy:
- McDonalds does not exist, only signs. We think its an inside joke.
- The best water is free from the street fountains
- Convenience stores are few and far between, if any at all
- Milk in Coffee, EH? I don’t think so mate! (This has resulted in us not wanting milk in our coffee anymore, so much better!)
- The only thing that separates police from us is their uniform. They do not care.
- Speed limits are unknown
- Pizzas are square!
- Autogrill… Service station food… There are no words aside from perfection.
- Naples smells so bad… We found out it’s because of gases from surrounding volcanos!
- For every 1 car, there are 100 scooters (and yes, Laimonas now wants one)
- Nobody speaks English, nobody!
- Italian music is the happiest and best, but only in Italy. Bring it over here and you’re considered camp. Here is our favourite:
* WARNING* This song can only be truly enjoyed if you meet the following criteria: you are driving through the mountains in Sorrento, on a hot summer’s day, with windows rolled down.
Driving in Italy is both exciting and terrifying. There are practically no rules and everybody is in it for themselves, and we believe that cars come without indicators as standard. Also, zebra crossings mean nothing, it’s merely decoration for the roads.
Ta-daaaaaaaa! That’s us! Behind is our lovely Fiat 500 and the road towards Faicchio, Julietta’s Dad’s home town.