I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words what this trip was for me. Italy took my breath away with its beauty, colors, history, people, food… it was really the perfect setting for the most romantic trip that I will probably ever have. Getting to know this amazing country on the arm of my love while we celebrated our 10 year anniversary was beyond all my expectations. We had no agenda for our days, we did not ask for recommendations for restaurants or even were worried too much about visiting landmarks. We felt Italy our way. We ate amazing food everyday in some hole in the walls you wouldn’t believe, we drank wine and spritz while people watching on piazzas, we laughed while lost and soaked by the rain in Tuscany… so many more memories that I have to write because almost 4000 pictures were not enough to register every memory, I don’t want to forget. This trip has humbled me in so many ways. Seeing the world and learning other cultures is fascinating. We, from America, are so young. When I see myself standing inside of a building that is about 1300 year old, it might sound silly but I just can’t stop wondering and want to travel back in time and learn how life was. The details, the wood carving, it was so rich, so beautiful and so extremely meticulous. I think God lives in Tuscany. There is no picture that will ever make justice to that place, you just need to stand in front of that land to really understand the beauty, it goes inside of your soul. I could not hold my tears when I first realized I was there. The shades of green you see is almost unreal, it looks like a painting and if you are lucky to be there while the sun shows up and gives you blue skies with white fluffy clouds you might cry too.
Those were unforgettable days…
What a blessing this trip was, I will always cherish those days with Matt.
I can’t wait to go through all my photos and blog about each city we visited in Italy but, it might take a while, so for now, I will post these ones, just a glimpse of our days there.
Cheers to 10 years Matt and to 100 years more! I love you more than you can imagine.
Corniglia (Cinque Terre)
Corniglia from a distance
Vernazza (Cinque Terre)
Monterosso (Cinque Terre)
Parmesan cheese anyone?
Piazza Del Campo, Siena (Tuscany)
Siena’s Cathedrale di Santa Maria (was built between 1215 and 1263)
Spanish Steps (Rome)
Streets of Rome
Gondola ride in Venice. Do not ever underestimate the amazing, relaxing and romantic hour you will spend there. And if you remember, take some prosecco with you! You will thank me for this tip!
We ended our trip with a surprise 7 hours in Paris, due to a France ATC strike. We had no problems with that, it was just a cherry on our cupcake.
All of these memories would not be possible without my in-laws that flew all the way from Indiana to be with Maya. For you mom and dad, a huge thank you from my heart. Thanks for this amazing gift you both gave to us. I love your son so much, he means the world to me!