After nearly two weeks of being here in Europe I've finally gotten around to putting together an update on what I've been up to! After a gruelling 24 hour flight from Melbourne to Milan via Dubai, I wasted no time by hopping in my rental car and travelling to the gorgeous small town of Treviso, Italy. I couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot to unwind after such a long flight, as I quickly discovered that the historic town is incredibly charming! It has beautiful canals weaving throughout the streets, old Renaissance squares, lovely markets, cobbled streets and beautiful buildings lining every street. Given its proximity to Venice it doesn't attract nearly as many tourists, which is really invaluable: no selfie sticks, no inflated prices, and no tourist traps.
After an incredible dinner, I was keen to get to bed after such a long day but wanted to make the most of the dying light by exploring a little of the town. The weather was perfect and walking around the town was the perfect way to unwind.
I stayed at a B&B in a beautiful, old building called Palazzo Raspanti. I definitely recommend it if you're in the area, our hosts were so lovely and provided us with the most incredible breakfast spread the next morning!
It's easy to forgo smaller towns like Treviso in favour of the larger and louder neighbours (like Venice), but if you have the time it's well worth a detour to relax and enjoy the path less travelled. It's in an incredibly beautiful area of Italy that's well worth exploring if you have a car - more on that another time!