In light of it being “Throwback Thursday” today’s #tbt brings us back to our trip to Italy. My husband and I went to Italy for our Honeymoon (2yrs ago) and we just fell in LOVE! We both said we could totally see ourselves leaving our lives in the U.S. and retiring in Italy one day. We fully enjoyed ourselves — Italy, is a place to visit again and again.
For our Honeymoon we visited: Venice, Florence, Pisa, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, The Amalfi Coast and Capri. My husband planned the MOST romantic and MOST magical honeymoon a girl could ever dream of. Every place we went to was BEAUTIFUL!
Our first stop was Venice, and it was so neat to be greet by our very own private boat that taxied us to our hotel on the Canal. Venice is truly a romantic city, filled with so much history, and quite remarkable. I mean what couldn’t you not LOVE about this city. It was interesting to stay in a city with no streets or cars, just boats and ferries to roam the area. If you haven’t been to Venice, I suggest you do- at least once in your life. You WON’T regret it. While your there be sure to visit: Piazza San Marco+ the St. Mark’s Basilica in the square. The architecture and structures is in Venice are AMAZING and Italy overall. I mean although the architecture in Italy is old, the marble + intricate art designs are such exquisite. The ceiling art in the Churches+ Basilicas are stunning. I almost wish buildings here in the U.S., definitely something to admire.
I fully enjoyed our entire trip but my favorite places were: Venice+Florence+Rome+Capri. Located in the North and Southern areas of Italy, were by far one’s in my opinion, one MUST visit at least once in your lifetime. SO much history, culture, and don’t get me started on the food. Everywhere you go, its so AMAZINGLY good but different and unique depending on where you are. And you can really tell that Italians put their heart +soul into their cooking, so much time and detail that goes into preparing each dish. Just AMAZING! We literally ate our way through Eataly! (Haha) And if possible stay in the center each city, it’s easier access to many things. Closer to the sights and to close to the main tourist attractions.
Highlights of our Honeymoon Trip: Seeing The Duomo in Florence, SHOPPING, Colosseum+Vatican City+Seeing the Pope, Relaxing +Sunbathing on the island of Capri. The water in Capri, we GORGEOUS! Italian’s are so friendly and not to mention they age well too. I think it has to do something with the Wine. Because wine in ITALY is just AMAZING. After visiting Italy, I said to myself: “Drink Wine, Its the Italian’s fountain of Youth!” Lol
FLORENCE– We walked in the narrow twisted corridor of the Duomo, and walked up 463 steps. I know that seems like a lot which it was, but it was well worth the cardio. The path takes you up to the top to see the beautiful views of the city. Florence– simply breathtaking. Oh, and don’t get me started on the Shopping– I FELL IN LOVE! And I may have gotten a little carried away, but it was all worth it to take home some goodies from our travels!!
ROME– Having the Colosseum only steps from our hotel was AMAZING up close. Seeing on the television is one thing but up close makes me appreciate this historic structure even more. Making wishes at the famous Trevi Fountain, was special especially as newlyweds, wishes for our future and start to our life together, definitely a special moment for both my husband and I. Meeting the Pope and having him bless us, our marriage and just being in his presence was remarkable. One experience we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
CAPRI + ANACAPRI- Here on the Island of Capri and atop on Anacapi on the Amalfi Coast was esquiste. My husband and I believe we found a piece of Heaven there. The scenery and landscapes of the Island were simply beautiful. God definitely created something with an abundance of beauty and serenity all in one. Very peaceful, relaxing, and quite inviting. Never seen anything like this, and you just have to experience it to believe it!
Overall, the trip was AMAZING, and my husband exceeded my expectations and went ABOVE and BEYOND! I feel VERY Lucky and Blessed to have experience and travel to such a beautiful place with my husband. Everyday, I count my blessings, I’m a firm believer in that and that all things come to those who wait. And to experience such a beautiful country with the Love of my life was a dream come true. I’m truly thankful to him for planning this trip for us to experience together. I LOVED and ENJOYED every bit of it.
Would I ever go back there? Without a doubt, I would travel back to Italy and visit those areas again. As I said earlier, my husband have REALLY considered retiring there. 🙂
Check out our YOUTUBE video which show’s snippets from our trip and more: www.youtube.com/watch?v=90V74Qtk83g
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