We didn’t intend to go to Vicenza. The plan was to see how far we could get hitchhiking from Merano to Venice.
We started late in the day, around one or two, but we never waited much longer than a half hour for a ride. A total of three rides got us 140 miles away to Vicenza, Italy. It was around nightfall when we arrived so we decided to stay. Nights were still cold so we looked around for a place to stay that wasn’t too expensive. And failed. We asked a pizza delivery guy walking by if he knew of a place. He said he didn’t, but that his pizza shop had wifi we could use.
We walked to Le Peperone Pizza and the people there were so nice they even got on their phones to help us locate a place. We ordered bread and wine and they gave us pizza on the house. With the internet on our side we found the cheapest hotel we could and walked that way. Once again we were greeted by kindness. They only had triple rooms left and gave it to us for the price of a double. We got another glass from the small bar and got to talking to the man working. He enjoyed the conversation too and our next round was on the house.
We ended up staying three nights there and enjoying the city in the meantime.
I love all the winding alleyways in Italy.
We saw an old car show which was especially cool to see in such an old city.
The best part: an entire pizza for only four euros!
And all the art and statues.
One of my favorite parts of travel are ending up in new places you never knew about. We don’t have a plan most of the time, but everything always seems to work out perfectly.