It’s been a most fantastic vacation in Italy. I thought I’d be able to post along the way but with so much art to see and pasta to eat by the time we made it back to our flat at night I was exhausted. All I can say is that it was hands down one of my favorite vacations I’ve ever taken. It was in the 40s the whole time so pretty cold but the hubs and I linked arms like we were about to go fight in the coliseum and didn’t let the bitter cold stop us. Plus, Italian wine and pizza warms the body up just right.
As a quick recap, Rome was our headquarters (aka where we laid our little heads at night) but we made trips to parts of Tuscany and Florence as you’ll see below.
I’ll miss you, Roma. Here are a few shots from our adventures.
A stunning Abbey in Multipulciano, where we heard the monks perform their midday Gregorian chants. It was incredibly peaceful and calming to sit within this large, beautiful space with light streaming in through the windows and filled with the smell of burning sage.
Taken during our Tuscany tour with Dark Rome tours (through Viator). This was well worth the extra money and the most thorough and interesting tour I’ve experienced. DO. IT. If you get to Rome for a trip.
The Christmas markets were everywhere. This shot was right in Vatican city, and I’m fairly sure we followed it up with our first snack on roasted chestnuts. Starting a meal in Tuscany. One of my favorite memories from this trip.
Unbelievably delicious, and one of the best meals we had on our trip. This was served in a stunning winery in Tuscany with barrels of wine surrounding us to keep the cold out. How’s that for insulation?