Italia: {a love story} - Part 2

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" You may have the universe, if I may have Italy."

-Giuseppe Verdi

I am so thankful to have taken this short journey with my best friend & my beloved. My heart is so full and I'm truly blessed to be able to make these moments with you. As with you, this trip was worth the wait. Sitting here admiring these memories we've made and longing to relive them, makes me joyful and hopeful for what lies before us.

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After waking each morning to the most spectacular views at our countryside B&B in the hills of Sant'Agnello, we would fill our stomachs with the fresh, homemade lemon cakes, and breakfast made by our gracious hosts- Luigi & Ugo. Our days were packed to the brim with sightseeing and exploring the enchanting jewel-colored villages stacked high atop the cliffs that jutted out of the hidden deep blue depths. We ohhh-ed and ahhh-ed over the most impressive scenery of the incomparable Amalfi Coast. We breathed in the sweet smell of citrus tree-lined streets, soaked up the sun on the beaches of Positano, swooned over the grandeur of the gardens in Ravello, and experienced the kindness & vivaciousness of the locals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up we traveled to Rome for a couple of days, Pisa for a short day trip, and then on to the inspirational, Renaissance city of Florence. The ancient and the modern co-exist beautifully together in these amazing cities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearing the end of our travels, we ventured to Tuscany. Somewhere along those rolling hills full of vineyards, tall cypress trees, and olive groves I lost a little bit of my heart. The landscape and way of life is relaxed and elegant all at once. We traveled along the winding country roads of dirt and gravel through the dreamy landscape dotted with gorgeous terra-cotta roofed villas. We visited a vineyard in the Chianti region for a wine tasting and delicious lunch. When our hearts and bellies swelled with content, we went on to the charming medieval town of San Gimignamo, Siena, and one of the last remaining Italian walled cities- Monteriggioni. Oh, what I wouldn't give to live it all over again.