In September Kappie and I had the privilege of going oversees for 3 weeks. We both turn 30 this year and saved up to visit 2 amazing countries – Italy and Greece. We spent 9 days in Italy – 3 each in Rome, Florence and Tuscany. We barely scratched the surface of this remarkable country and there are so much more to return too! I am a bit disappointed that I didn’t take more pictures but sometimes putting your camera down and just soaking up the atmosphere and all the visual gems around you is a good thing :). I am an avid art and architectural lover so browsing through churches with high arches, painted domes and beautiful light is such an experience for me! But for me the highlights were mostly in the smaller things:
Eating gelato every day!
Feeling the warmth of the tuscan sun on your skin.
Eating the best, sweetest tomatoes ever!
My mom and I making pasta with tomatoes picked from the garden.
Getting lost on a piazza.
Travelling with Kappie :)
The pantheon in the heart of Rome is quite remarkable – the building dates back to 126 AD!
Inside the Santa Maria Church dating back to the 6th century AD
Inside the Vatican museum
One of the amazing Raphael rooms in the Vatican:
The larger than life Sistine Chapel – amazing!
St Peter’s Church – 60 000 people can fit into it!
St Peter’s dome from the inside
The Gesu church in Rome – love the opulent gold and painted ceiling
Kappie took this panoramic shot of the colosseum
The Duomo dominates the sky line of Florence’s old town
Piazza della Signoria in Florence
The Ponte Vechhio – the famous medieval bridge built in 1345
The Duomo at
I looove vintage carousals!
Gelato – there is an ice cream shop around every corner – the best you’ll ever taste! (Photo taken by Kappie)
The warm colours of Tuscany!
We stayed on a working wine and olive farm – Podere Torre in Tuscany. This amazing place was the highlight of all the different accommodation we had.
The charming town of San Gimignano
I loved this door in Volterra