We flew to Italy at the end of January. Visited Lombardy region (Bergamo, Lecco, Como), Padua and Venecia. The weather was chilly but sunny, a nice change from gloomy winter weather in Baltic countries. Hiking Monte Resegone near Lecco was activity me and Rosmari enjoyed the most during this trip. However, we didn’t reach the peak (1,875 m) due to snow and ice on the track, so we have reason to return. Nonetheless, lake Como area is very beautiful and worth to visit, but probably during the summer it’s more pleasant. In Milan we spent less than an hour and only in the train station waiting for train to Padua. My friend Alejandro gave us warm welcome and shared his home for two nights. Padua is home for world’s fifth-oldest surviving university (founded in 1222) and best in Italy with such well-known alumni as Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei. We managed to escape hordes of tourists in Venecia as it was low-season. Overall, it was a great way to celebrate our two year anniversary together.