Travis and I are back in San Francisco, and although I’m so happy to be sleeping in my own comfy bed again, I was sad to leave Italy behind. Our trip was magical— the whole country looks like the set of a movie!— and I’d love to show you some pictures, if you’d like…
We started our vacation in Rome, which is a very bustling city with tons of beautiful museums and churches.
It was raining our first day, but we braved the weather and checked out the Vatican.
This is a close up of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which was BEYOND stunning.
This might be kind of strange, but I was obsessed with all of the beautiful doors in Italy! I kept forcing Travis to pose in front of them— they were so much cooler than anything we have here in the states…
At the Colosseum, we met a couple from Florida who were taking their 1 year old daughter on a year-long trek across Europe. (So cool!)
We arrived in Florence next, which was still very city-like, but much less so than Rome.
We celebrated our anniversary with a 16 mile bike ride and wine tasting tour of Chianti.
One major highlight of the trip: our daily gelato! Travis and I both have a big sweet tooth, and the gelato in Italy was beyond scrumptious!
Venice was stunning and super relaxing. They don’t allow any cars (or even bicycles) on the main island, so the only way to get around was by boat or on foot.
We took a ferry to the charming island of Burano— one of my favorite excursions of our entire trip!
On the flight home, we got this jaw-dropping view of the Swiss alps!
If you’re considering a European vacation, I highly recommend an Italy trip. There was so much to do and see, but the entire country maintains this very mellow energy— it was a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.
Have you been to Italy before? Planning a trip to a new and exciting place? Tell me about it in the comments!