Friday, March 14, 2014

Trip to Parma, Italy

Well Ladies & Gents it has been awhile yet again. I have yet to improve my weight situation since my last post, but that is a story for a different day. This post is about the adventures on our first trip since moving to Stuttgart, Germany. We will be here for at least 3 years and it has all been quite the culture shock, but I have finally started to get a few things down. I can drive around a bit (with GPS of course), and there are a few local thrift/ second hand & antique shops I dare to go in on my own. I still have yet to learn the language but I am hoping to take classes soon.

Not long after arriving we planned a trip to go see Zak's dad who works in Parma, Italy on occasion.  We headed out January 9th for a drive to Parma. It took about 6 hours to get there and we passed some awesome places along the way, including Switzerland. I plan to visit there sometime and will have more pictures for you, but for now here is a couple things we passed by.

After paying for a lot of toll roads driving through Italy, we finally arrived in Parma. We drove to the hotel Zak's dad got for us. It was called Hotel Farnese. They had such awesome people working there and they were more then willing to help out in anyway possible. They have a good Restaurant there and a killer breakfast. Here is a link to there Facebook & Website so you can check them out. 
Hotel Farnese Facebook: BWHotelFarneseParma
Hotel Farnese Website: INC Hotels BWFarneseParma

We decided to chill out after the drive and walk the dog. Meaning Zak walked the dog & I took a nap :)
When Craig arrived we went and did a little shopping and ate some killer pizza. I can't remember the name of the Restaurant but I will check it out when we go there again in a month. The next day Craig(Dad) had to work so we went to downtown Parma & did some sight seeing. There are so many beautiful places, statues, churches and etc. Majority of them I couldn't read the meanings or writing, but we still enjoyed the culture.
Just thought the brick of this Castle was beautiful
Palazzo della Pilotta
Just thought this was Beautiful
Monument of Verdi , music & celebration
Not sure what was going on here ;) Think it was to do with the Arts & Culture event going on while we were there
Inside of Baptistery and or Church
Inside of Baptistery and or Church. Neat little door :)
Baptistery of Parma, Italy
Cathedral in Parma, Italy
Clock tower remembering all that gave lives in Military for Italy
Clock tower

Zak & I had a great day seeing all these wonderful places. Our day and night didn't end here, but this blog post does because it has gotten to be to long. I will pick up the next post with more pictures and stories of our trip. Plus the best food I have eaten since moving to Deutschland :)  So stay tuned
MUCH LOVE,  Brianna

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  1. these pictures are amazing. that hotel looks amazing

    1. Thank you. The hotel was good, but the staff there made it amazing & easy :)


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