After 17 magical days we are back from Italy. This is only my second time ever taking a two week holiday and it was such a wonderful break. The last time was Bali (which you can find a full travel guide here and highlights of my favorite spots here), though that was a solo trip and it was so amazing to be able to spend this time with my fiancé. We did have a lot of bonding time together during lockdown, but it was just a different mentality when we were traveling, exploring new places, and not working.
I checked in half way through our trip with our live from Italy post so to not be too repetitive here is a brief overview of our second half of the trip. I finished off the recap with our time in Florence, after that we had an epic like a long drive, more than six hours down to the Amalfi coast with a wonderful stop at Villa d’Este. We spent three nights in Positano where we explored the town of Amalfi, hiked the Path of the Gods, and spent a gorgeous day visiting the island of Capri by boat. Then it was up to Rome via Pompeii, and we spent our last four days in the capital city before heading home. Her a few of my favorite shots from the past week.
The Beach in Positano on the Amalfi Coast
Hiking the Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast
Faraglioni di Mezzo Islands off the coast of Capri, Italy
Rainy Day in the Ancient City of Pompeii
Ten years ago I threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and just as the legend promises, I returned to Rome!
With Mark inside a nearly empty Colosseum
The Capitoline She-wolf with Rome’s twin founders Romulus and Remus in the the Capitoline Museum
An empty shot of the Spanish Steps in the middle of the afternoon, a truly rare shot!
Sunset over the Vatcian from the top of the Castel Sant’Angelo
You can find me wherever the views are and in Rome, that’s at the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica Dome. This was taken just after we took the 551 steps to the top.
The Vatican Gallery of Maps, the Galleria delle Carte Geografiche, a room of massive panels map the entirety of the Italian peninsula from 430 years ago.
Aventine Keyhole: A perfectly framed shot of magical the dome of St Peter’s with a view across three countries; the sovereign territory owned by the knights of Malta, then Italy, and in the distance, the Vatican.
As I mentioned, it was hard to say Ciao Ciao Italia but all good things must come to an end! I hope you liked the second recap of my Italy trip (the recap of the first week can be found here) and I will be sure to go into details on nearly all of these adventures!
Which photo of these Live From Italy shots is your favorite?