I'm already falling a bit behind with blog posts so I'm doubling-up , I never got the chance to share what we did to ring in the new year for my first time in Italy. We ended up spending the day in Vicenza (a city in Veneto) and met up with Alberto, a friend we had actually made back in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Vicenza is his stomping ground. It is spectacular and may even top my Veneto region list, stealing first place from Verona. Vicenza is charming and full of little bars that we ended up taking full advantage of by doing an Italian-style pub crawl (going from bar to bar for a round of aperitivi). I can normally only get to the second stop before having to switch to water as the cocktails here are not measured in oz. or by measuring using shot glasses if you get my drift. For the evening, we drove out to a villa in the countryside with a group of Italians (over twenty of us in total) and celebrated until the wee hours with fireworks and food.
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned writer and wine drinker from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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