Okay, not really.
I went to Italy for work (yay for work trips to Italy--I love my job), but I did plan to go a few days early and make a vacation stop on the way back. Because if I was going to Italy where it wouldn't be snowing, I had to make the most of it.
That meant some really great food.
This included my favorite restaurant which is down one of those dark secluded alleys.
Because I needed to save room for the gelato.
I did more than just eat though, I promise.
I saw a few sights.
Some were less planned than others.
This fountain is in the main public square. And I still can't really get over the sculpture...
I stumbled across this church looking for the restaurant where I was meeting a few colleagues.
I climbed one of the "two towers"--Torre Asinelli.
It's a little over 800 steps to the top. Wooden steps. Originally constructed back in the 11th century, though thankfully they've been reinforced since then.
It was at times, a tight fit.
But the views were worth it.
And of course, because nothing in my life is complete without books, there were also a lot of really cool book things to see as well.