I have posted a lot about our travels, but the truth is we live in a pretty amazing town. There is so much for us to do right outside of our front door.
We live in downtown Vicenza (centro) in an apartment. Now, some people think this is nuts. Here most families choose to live farther out in smaller towns.
But we wanted to be right in the middle of all the action. So downtown it is. The apartment life is different, but we wanted different.
The best thing about living here is that we can walk to bakeries, restaurants, bars, florists, bread and cheese shops, bookstores, boutiques, gelato shops…I could go on and on.
We are just blocks away from Piazza dei Signori which means street performers,restaurants, statues, pigeons, amazing architecture,markets, festivals, and sitting under umbrellas drinking Spritz Aperol and Moscow Mules while the girls play.
It never ever ever gets old.
What does it sound like here? It sounds like cars zooming, bells ringing,ambulance sirens,music,and Italian conversation.
There are nuns and tourists and people who are madly in love and simply cannot keep their hands off of eachother. There are children everywhere.
There are churches everywhere. And gelateries. No one is ever really in a hurry,even though they drive like they are. There are conversations everywhere, I often get sucked into a dozen as I walk to the store.
Everything is old. It's actually quite amazing.
UN DUE TRE QUATTRO CINQUE…
Across the street is a conservatory. When my windows are open on that side of the apartment I can hear violins and other instruments.
You can walk from one side of town to the other. There are bridges and parks and so many statues.
So who's coming to visit??