Reamer and I rented bicycles today and took a tour of our new town. It is georgous! Mountains surround the pretty little town and give it such a picturesque look. The streets are small and many of them are cobblestone with beautiful buildings. There are apartments above high end shops, gelateria's, cafe's and restraunts. The residents hang beautiful flowers from their balcony's and the cafe's put out chairs practically in the streets with umbrella covered tables. Life seems a little slower here and it makes you feel so realxed.
There are several parks throughout Vicenza that are beautiful, manicured and adorned with statues and ponds. We think that Champ will love it in these parks. We biked through the town and up the small little mountain that tops Vicenza. As you walk up this steep hill to get to the lovely view over the small city you can walk under a beautiful church-like walking path that takes you to the top.
Once you get there, you are greeted by the an amazingly beautiful church and clock tower. The church seems to always have a service and everytime we have been there the church bells sing us a beautiful song.You almost get the sense when you are there that the church is watching over it's town. As you go to the lookout, you see such a wonderful sight. Vicenza and all of it's glory is down below. The view is absolutely magnificent.There is a small cafe that serves gelato's (ice cream) and cappucino's/wine/beer etc... We always reward ourselves with a gelato after a long hike/bikeride! Yummy!!!! We haven't yet tried the restraunt, but when we are dressed more appropriately, we will definately have to give it a try. (we probably need to wait until we have a car to avoid the hike)
We have met a bunch of LT's here and they all live in downtown Vicenza. We wen't over to one of their apartments last night and now I'm so excited to find ours!!! They are overlooking the town in all of it's splendor. Marble floors, huge rooms and enough room for plenty of guests!! I'm so excited to figure out where we will live. We will be talking to our Real Estate Agent next week and hopefully will get started on picking out our new home!