I'm headed south to the birthplace of pizza and the Italian Coast!
Just wanted to quickly say hello and show you all some pictures of my trip thus far. I absolutely love it here and am a bit sad about leaving! From our hotel staff to the locals to the waiters we befriended at some of our favourite restaurants - everyone has been WONDERFULLY HOSPITABLE!!!
I LOVE ITALY!!!
My girls and I have been able to truly rest as well on this vacation. We toured the first three days, even taking a day to travel to Florence (the city of my future summer home)! I did catch a terrible cold and was out for the count for a day - glad I was able to rest, my body seriously needed it.
TRAVEL TIP: When visiting another country, do your best to factor in days not only for touring and sightseeing but for resting as well - remember, YOU ARE ON VACATION!
We had 6 full days here in Rome and 2 half days. The first three we used for tours (see previous post for site) and the last three we were able to still sightsee but also be a bit lackadaisical with time; sleeping in late and staying out all night!
After a hearty breakfast this morning, we did some last minute souvenir shopping and now we are waiting for our train to take us to Napoli!
TRAVEL TIP: Souvenirs don't have to be expensive or cheesy. Search for something unique to the place you are traveling too. Your recipient will be UBER happy for the thought and uniqueness!
We found a gourmet Italian grocery store, where we were able to buy oils, chocolates, and wine for the same price as key-chains and magnets!!!
Alright loves - until next time!!! Enjoy the pictures and be sure to comment and let me know your thoughts/questions about travel!
Sidenote: Thank you for all your prayers - My girl's luggage was found and returned with all of it's contents!!!!