The amazing adventures of annie abroad!

After our wonderful stay in Spain, Kath and I jetted over to Italy to get to know our other neighbor a little more. Venice airports treviso vs marco polo We took the bus back to Santander from San Sebasti án and flew to Milan. Venice treviso airport to venice city We had to stay in Milan overnight because our flight got there really late, so we couldn’t take a train to Treviso right away. Treviso airport arrivi So we got a cab to take us to our hostel, except the cab driver was on her phone the entire time, and she tried to rip us off. Train from venice treviso airport to venice I had told her the address quite clearly when we first hailed the cab, and she seemed to be fine with it. Treviso airport code But after about 10 minutes of driving in the wrong direction (I had a general sense of where we had to go because I had looked at a map before), I asked her again if she knew where we were going, and showed her the address on the reservation.

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After staying the night in Milan, we walked to the train station the next morning and planned on buying tickets straight to Treviso, a small town near Venice where we had a CouchSurfing host, but when we saw the ticket prices we couldn’t believe how high they were, so we decided to take a look at tickets to Venice. Treviso airport buses They were so much cheaper, so we bought tickets to Venice and ended up spending the afternoon in Venice. Treviso airport lido di jesolo bus Tickets from Venice to Treviso were only 2 euros, so it saved us a lot of money, plus we got to see some of Venice!

A lot of people I had talked to before going to Italy told me that Venice was overrated and that it wasn’t worth visiting, because there were so many tourists and because it smelled so bad. Venice treviso airport bus to piazzale roma I, however, really liked Venice! Maybe it was because we only spent an afternoon there–maybe it’s not the best place to have a long stay in, so what we did was perfect. Venice treviso airport address We spent only a brief period of time there, walked around, saw a bit of the city, got gelato (of course), and enjoyed its charming canals. Treviso airport shuttle to venice I really didn’t think it was that bad. Venice treviso airport bus timetable I mean, yes, it is touristy, but it’s still beautiful! And it didn’t smell bad at all. Treviso airport to punta sabbioni But maybe that’s because we weren’t there in the peak of summer. Venice treviso airport to venice bus Either way, I still think Venice is worth a visit, but maybe just a short one.

That evening, we took the train to Treviso, and met our CouchSurfing host, Fabio. Airport treviso venezia He didn’t have a lot of time to take us out or anything, but he told us about this little restaurant in town that was good, so he dropped us off at the entrance to the city center and we found our way there, although it did take us a while. Venice treviso airport car hire It was called Osteria Ai Filodrammatici, and the food was pretty freaking awesome.

We wandered a bit after dinner, got gelato, and then walked back to Fabio’s place. Treviso airport to treviso centrale Didn’t do much that night, just chatted a bit with Fabio and his roommate.

The next day, Kath and I set off to the city center again, to do a little more exploring. Treviso airport to train station Turns out, Treviso does not have a lot going on. Treviso airport shuttle bus to venice It could also have been that we were out right at lunchtime so not many places were open, but it was still really quiet. Treviso airport to piazzale roma Really pretty though–it’s a very picturesque little town. Best way to get from treviso airport to venice We did get some pretty good Italian pizza for lunch though! Other than that, we just walked around, took pictures, got more gelato…it was drizzling though, which made it less fun.

That night, we finally got to go on a pintxos tour! So like I said, pintxos is different from tapas because it’s specifically a northern Spanish thing. Treviso italy airport For tapas, you get a free tapas with every drink you buy, and that’s only in the south. Treviso airport bus to venice With pintxos, you have to pay separately for the drink and the pintxos. Venice treviso airport to train station But, usually pintxos carry a much more culinary aspect–San Sebastián is actually one of the molecular gastronomy centers of the world! Anyway, so the first bar we went to was called Paco Bueno, where we tried txakoli for the first time. Treviso airport to venice taxi Txakoli is this white wine of the region that needs to be poured from really high up to create bubbles, because the carbonation is what makes it special.

So Zeruko was our final meal in San Sebastián, which was probably the best way to end our stay. Where is venice treviso airport location After lunch, we went back to the apartment to get our stuff, and then Kath and I headed out to the bus station once we said goodbye to Thuy. Hotel treviso airport So all in all, a wonderful stay with absolutely wonderful hosts! And some freaking phenomenal food. Treviso airport departures Calling all foodies–go visit San Sebastián!