Thursday, 27 December 2012

Riviera


In my last post, I talked about my trip to Genoa. After visiting that beautiful city, we drove South, to the Italian riviera. It was even warmer and sunnier than in Genoa there.
First, we drove to some small fancy villages with big villas.If I ever wanted to buy a villa in northern Italy, I would totally buy one there. It was very very beautiful.
Afterwards, we went to the little local village, where our hotel was. We stayed at a nice little villa accommodation. We arrived there when it was already dark, but the place reminded me of the hotel we stayed at in Tuscany when I was little.
The next day we visited a touristic village called Vernazza, which was right next to the sea. There were mountains even next to the sea and the little road to the village was very scary. There was also a train station at the village and that’s how all the tourists got there, but of course we didn't know that before.
The village itself was really cute, like a small Italian villageJ . And of course the view of the sea was nice. But there were too many tourists .
After Vernazza, we drove home through the town of Parma. Both, parmesan cheese and Parma ham come from this city and of course we also bought some parmesan. That’s very very good. The town wasn't very nice, it was boring. And it was dark and cold and foggy, maybe that’s why it didn't leave a good impression.
I also wanted to talk about the outfit I wore on the Vernazza-Parma day. I wore my lace shorts. I love wearing summer clothes in the winter, it’s different and fun. I matched it with a pink top, my black coat, warm knee socks, brown boots and a pair of white sunglasses.


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Wearing:
top, knee socks, bag: H&M, coat, shorts: Zara, sunglasses: Lindex, boots: little shop in Spain

























Photos by: me and my mom

xooxxx,
Kaisa

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunny Genoa

A week ago we went to Genoa, a large port city next to the Mediterranean sea, with my mom and baby brother. It’s only 250 km away from our home and we looked at the weather forecast that it was gonna be very warm, over 15 degrees there, but when we had only 50 km to go and it was still snowy and about 0 degrees, we weren't so sure about that. But after the Alp mountains ended, came the Apennine mountains and it was actually over 16 degrees and very sunny and warm in Genoa.
The city was really really really beautiful: it was right next to the sea, but there were still mountains, so the views of the hillside houses right next to water was gorgeous.
The first day, we walked around the old town part and also visited the old port. There was a children’s Christmas market in the old town and it was really really cute, so many little kids selling things they had made themselves.
The next day, we went to the Genovese aquarium, the largest in Europe. There were so many different weird fish. One species was over 2 meters long and really big and scary. I think I've been to bigger ones in Asia, but that was really awesome too.
As I've said a million times, the city was very beautiful, but the people weren't as nice as in the other Italian cities and villages we have visited. We were always scared that someone was gonna steal our stuff. But fortunately nothing like that happened.
After visiting the aquarium, we drove to the beautiful Italian riviera, which I’m gonna talk about in my next post.
I also want to talk about the outfit I wore the first day in Genoa. As it was warm and sunny, I wore a black dress, which is so basic and has served my very well. I wore a white furry vest over the dress and a black jacket over the vest. I love layering in the winter. To feel even warmer, I had woolen knee socks under brown boots. I accessorized the outfit with black bracelets, small black bag and aviator sunglasses.
Hope you like it all:


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There were sooo many palm trees:)


Wearing:
dress, jacket: Zara, vest, knee socks, bag, bracelets: H&M, sunglasses: Mango, boots: Hilfiger

Walking around Genoa:















The most famous square in Genoa, piazza de Ferrari






The aquarium:










The view from the aquarium
Photos by: me and my mom

Merry Christmas!!
xx Kaisa