Sorry for the lack of posts over the past couple of weeks but we’ve been on a family vacation to beautiful northern Italy. At last I had a chance to dust off the summer clothes and get some wear out of them 😉
In this post, I thought I’d show you where we stayed in Italy. Tomorrow, I’ll post some pics of what we got up to whilst we were there.
Our vacation started with an overnight stop in Treviso, which is situated in the Veneto region of North East Italy, in close proximity to Venice. We stayed at the Titian Inn (booked via booking.com), which was a short car ride from the centre of Treviso. We loved the hotel and would highly recommend it.
I’m so glad that we made the stop over at Treviso rather than heading straight to Poffabro. It’s a lovely town with lots of interesting architecture, arcaded walkways and streets on waterways, encircled by a large town wall.
There are some really interesting pieces of art work dotted about the town.
I particularly loved Treviso at night. There was a real buzz to the place, with people of all ages out for the evening, socialising in the al-fresco restaurants and stylish bars. Lil’ L was amazed to see how late the children stay up in Italy. By the time we left at 10.30pm there were still children (including toddlers!) playing in the town square. It was so refreshing to experience a place that has a ‘family friendly’ nightlife.
The buildings in Treviso looked absolutely stunning at night. Unfortunately, we couldn’t take any decent photos as we didn’t have a tripod with us, but we did manage to take a photo of the ‘music’ art installation by balancing the camera on some railings.
The next day we headed to Poffabro, a village in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, situated at the foot of the Dolomites. This is where we were going to base ourselves for the remainder of our two week vacation.
Poffabro is a beautiful village, with an array of interesting, historic buildings..
I loved this front door!
The village has a breath-taking back drop and stunning views.
Even though the village is tiny (181 inhabitants), it has a visitor centre; a church; a shop which sells fresh bread daily; a traditional Italian restaurant; and a cafe/bar. It also has some of the most friendly locals that I’ve ever come across 🙂
The cafe/bar was the real ‘hub’ of the village. For the hours it was open there was a constant stream of people coming and going, both locals and visitors. Lots of people came to the village as part of their cycling or walking route, and stopped off at the cafe for a refreshment.
Our rental apartment was located in this beautiful village house (next to the visitor centre, opposite the cafe/bar).
Shall I give you a sneak peak inside?
Here’s a pic of the open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area.
The apartment was lovely and spacious. It had a modern bathroom with walk-in shower, and two double bedrooms (Lil’ L got the best room, no surprises there!) Unlike our bedroom, his room had windows, a wardrobe and dresser/desk with chair (which he made good use of!)
All in all, Poffabro was the perfect place to stay for a couple of weeks, to relax and recharge the batteries.
Tomorrow I’ll post some pics of what we got up to whilst in Italy.
See you then! xx