Updated: Jan 26, 2019
Yes, we know...we haven't written in a while. It's not that we that we haven't been thinking of you, it's just that we didn't have internet connection...we wrote you all a long handwritten letter...what, you didn't get it? oh...umm...the dog ate our ipad...ok fine, we are just having too much fun that we got caught up and forgot to write. There, are you happy now?
So we are now in Florence, Italy drinking espressos and wandering through piazza and piazza. But before we delve into Italy, we must give you a quick summary of our last few days in Croatia.
After Korcula, where we celebrated Tom's birthday, we set off to Hvar. I had visited Hvar previously and it is a beautiful little town centred around a picturesque harbour. More cobbled alleyways and cute, quirky shops can be found in the Old Town.
It was the night of the World Cup final and we met up with a gorgeous French couple we befriended in Korcula. Splurging out, we head to Dalmatino, the number 1 restaurant on Tripadvisor and also recommended by our b&b hosts. Cue some fantastic food, great conversation and beautiful wine (courtesy of the delightful Greg and Alix) - basically just a wonderful night.
The following day, we hiked up the fortress which offers stunning views over the Old Town. We then meandered along the coastal walk which offers a variety of beach bars overlooking the crystal blue water. In the early evening these become pack with the beautiful and buff of Hvar.
We spent the afternoon relaxing at a bar called Falko, which has a much more relaxed and mature vibe, not to mention fantastic coffee and food, chilled music and hammocks.
In the evening, we feasted on a grilled seafood platter of tuna steaks, squid and king prawns at Marinero before turning in for an early night.
Hvar is quaint, has great food and visually very pretty. Despite the influx of party goers thanks to Ultra festival, it remains my favourite destination in Croatia.
Following Hvar, we went to Split for a night. Split was just a stop over for us as we headed to Italy however it is still a lovely place to visit. The Old Town is much larger and it has a great promenade with coffee shop after coffee shop and tropical flowers spewing from gardens. We hiked up Marjan, which offers views over the town and spent the rest of the day relaxing at a local beach before jumping onto an overnight ferry to Italy.