In December 2014, just a week before moving away from Lyon, my mom and I took a trip to Italy. We had planned on stopping by Venice for two days to get a taste of the city, then spending five days in Florence. We spent two absolutely beautiful days in Venice where we stayed in a great Airbnb, ate delicious food, and happened upon a glorious sunset over the water on our last night.
Upon arrival in Florence, however, we learned that my grandfather had passed away so we cut our Italian trip short in favor of flying back to the states early to be with family. I’m so happy that we had our two days in Venice to soak up some beauty and rest before diving headfirst into the business of packing up our life in Lyon.