Reportage in diretta dall’italia1! And for those who do not speak Italian, I am reporting live from Italy! We have been here a little more than a week and while I am trying to find a balance between unplugging and updating every minute I wanted to give you all a bit of a download on what we have been up to! Our trip will have many posts ver the coming weeks and months, I am sure, but I wanted to share some of my favorite photos so far (many of which you have not seen on the gram) to give you a sneak peak into our adventures!
We started our trip in Lake Como where we explored many of the cities; Bellagio, Varena, Tremezzo, Menaggio, and Como itself. We walked around each of these small but hilly hamlets and traveled between them by boat – mostly by public ferry but on my birthday, by private boat for a few hours. We also visited a few of the famous villas located along the vast shoreline.
Next we headed to the coast – visiting Positano on the Emerald cost and then going a bit further South to Cinque Terre. We stayed in the most Southern of the five towns, Riogmaggiore, and enjoyed hiking the towns and then seeing them all by boat. And to complement the exercise we are and drank well, clearly. :). And for the past few days we have been in Florence, with a stop in Pisa to see the tower. This is an incredible city and it’s my third time here but it constantly surprises, which also makes sense as I have not been here in nearly ten years. Take a look at some of my favourite shots, in order that they were taken:
The view from one of the hillside towns of Lake Como
Floating swimming pool at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como
With Mark in the streets of Bellagio, Lake Como
My birthday boat trip on Lake Como
Above Corniglia, Hiking the Five Towns of Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore from the sea in Cinque Terre
Diving into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cinque Terre
Portofino Harbour Marina
Holding up the leaning Tower of Pisa
With Mark at the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower
The view of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo from Giotto’s Bell Tower
In the cellar of Castello Sonnino wine estate in Tuscany
Michelangelo’s 14 foot Statue of David at the Galleria dell’Accademia museum
Palatine Gallery at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence
With a Statue in the Boboli Gardens
And since I have received a few DMs about it, once I am back I will put together a long post about how I plan trips – from picking cities and activities, to knowing where to stay, what to eat, and which things need to be booked ahead of time! If you have any questions on this drop them below in the comments or feel free to shoot me an email as I want to make sure it covers everything, A to Z!
Which photo of these Live From Italy shots is your favorite?