They are ALL they are cracked up to be! In 5th grade, Annie learned about all the regions of Italy in her Italian school. She fell in love with Trentino Alto Adige, one of the alpine regions in northern Italy. She has raved about it for over a year. She says she wants to move there when she grows up.
Finally, we had a window to travel, and so Annie, Leigh, Clare, Sebastian and I high-tailed it to the mountains by train. It was breathtaking and restorative. The town we visited, Merano, is known for its therapeutic hot springs. It is a quaint, classy, adorable little village right on the Adige River. We are desperately hoping to go back when they have their Christmas market! And when Annie moves there, I am sure to follow her!