My love affair with Italy is complete and set in stone (marble, of course). But if we ever had a fight and some other country tried to make a move on me in a moment of weakness – Spain would totally have a chance. More specifically, I would absolutely explore my options with Barcelona (shhhh….don’t tell Rome).
As the capital of the north-east region of Spain known as Catalonia, Barcelona is simply magical. It is rich with art, culture, delicious food and friendly people. It actually reminds me a lot of Italy with its markets and placas – and maybe that’s partially because it was originally founded as a Roman city (although that was a really, really long time ago…as in B.C.).
We spent three days there, and I feel like we barely scratched the surface. And even though it was only three days…I can’t cover it all (Tapas! Gaudi! La Rambla!) in just one post. So for episode one of what we’ll call “Barcelona: Because Italy and I Were On A Break”, I’m going to hit you with a general overview of my fling with the city.