We are Interreg reporters Bernarda and Jure, the first couple taking part at IVY volunteer placement together.
We are volunteering at the Interreg Italy-Slovenia Programme in Trieste, Italy. We are really happy and enjoying in our reporter role. This opportunity helped us to get to know each other much better because we live and work together, what we have never done before. Enjoying together Italian coffee, tiramisu, frittole, gelato and experiencing history and culture of that region is amazing together.
The moments that we have liked the most till now were during the spontaneus hike up the mountain above Trieste with the amazing view of the gulf of Trieste and Miramare castle and the visit to the pre-carneval Venice, when we saw all those romantic costumes.
Jure is probably enjoying everything even more than me, since this is his first long stay abroad. He was a bit nervous at the beginning, but really fits well into the team now. We advise you to apply for the volunteering placement at Interreg because you will gain experience from the programme and many interpersonal and teamworking skills and above all you will get to know yourself better. We wish you a romantic snowy Valentine's Day and a burning summer in your hearts!
Kisses from the cute couple from Slovenia :)