Friday, July 18, 2014

Five for Friday: Honeymoon Edition!

It's Friday and you know what that means!
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to bring you the highlights of my two week Honeymoon in Italy!
It began May 24, with this fairytale wedding!

And then in mid-June, Chris and I flew to Italy for a two-week honeymoon expedition!  Our first stop:  
a four day stay in VENICE!
 We decided that the water taxi was so much more fun than the traditional gondola ride!  (much cheaper too!)
 I fell in love with photographing doors and windows!  
Here are two of my favorites-

 When in Venice, I suggest reserving a small table at Da Mamo and experiencing the BEST pizza in the world!  
The amazing staff there will bring you desert like no other-
an almost-frozen mini-champagne shot of Lemoncello.  

From Venice we traveled by rail to Florence. Here are the highlights from our four days there!

 My favorite museum stop of the day!!!

 Rub this boar's nose and what do you get?
 A year's good luck!
 The best place in Florence for some sweet wine tasting is here!
Lots of CHEESE going on here!
Beyond Delicious!
 Then for desert?  The Gelato in Italy is on every corner!  It's a must-have to settle your sweet tooth after every big meal!  This place makes it fresh EVERY day!

From Florence to Rome for a 6 day stay that totally knocked my socks off!  I definitely left a piece of my heart back in Rome.

 Our hotel was out-of-this-world amazing!
This building is older than anything back in the states.
It definitely ROCKED with some old-school glam and history!

 I chose this hotel for one reason..........
 It is 50 paces from the Pantheon!!!!  
And as many of you know, the Pantheon is my heart!  I have been in love with that place since I first laid eyes on it in a grade school history book.
Isn't she lovely?!

When in Rome, you should also go here-

  Not to mention a day trip to the Vatican City!

We took a romantic walk through here-

 And don't forget to stop here for a WOWZA moment!

When in Rome, stop at Margherita's for dinner or lunch.  Food is fab and the outdoor patio has a great view!

Need Gelato in Rome?
Stop here for 150 flavors!
 This place also makes these gorgous candy bouquets to send as gifts!
I know you are probably thinking, more pictures of the Pantheon???
But here is what she looks like before dawn-
 Notice anything strange?
Not a person in sight.
That's right friends, I got a moment alone with my Pantheon.
Oh. My. Word.

I was extremely sad to leave Rome, but after all the tours and miles of walking everyday, Chris and I were ready to unwind.  Here is a peek at our 4-day stay on the Island of Capri.

 Our fabulous hotel-
 The most heavenly balcony you have ever seen!!!

 BREAKFAST in Capri looks like this-
 The views were breathtaking!

the honeymoon was absolutely perfect but two weeks wasn't long enough.  I am already day-dreaming of our return trip someday to the most romantic place in the world.
ITALY rocks!


  1. What gorgeous pictures. I've been to all of those places, but I have to say that Florence is my happy place. Sigh.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Oh Julie! The pictures are even better with your comments! Thank you so much for sharing about a place that I will probably only see in pictures. So glad you had fun!

  3. Maybe the piece of my heart that's in Rome will find yours and they can be friends. Going back to Italy is on my list of things to do in the next 10 years. For our 10th anniversary this past October we went to London. I could easily live in either place. Your wedding pictures and honeymoon adventure were just lovely. It brought back so many memories of my own time there. Thanks for the quick trip down memory lane!

  4. Absolutely Beautiful! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your adventure!

  5. Congratulations to you! It is amazing that you were there and got to see all the sculptures that I only learned about in history class ;)

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Biling├╝e

  6. You looked gorgeous in your wedding dress, and your Italy pictures are to die for. Congratulations!


  7. Congratulations! Looks like an amazing trip!

    -Rainbow Lily
    Rainbow Lily Designs

  8. Oh my goodness! Your honeymoon looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing all of the photos! I was a little bummed to see all of the tourists in you Pantheon pic, but I love that you went back at dawn!!!

    EduKate and Inspire


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