I hope you guys aren’t getting too much of an Italy overload by reading my blog lately haha! I’m just really trying to show and explain how wonderful this place is! I’ve traveled to many wonderful and special places but for some reason this country just really stood out. The people, the views, the FOOD, the experiences, everything has been nothing but special.
We have been spending a few days at each spot which has been perfect! We did end up leaving Rome a day early though because we thought there was so many other places in Italy that had a lot more charm. Rome felt very tourist-y to us. It was awesome being able to see the main attractions like the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums but riding vespas in Toscana and walking down hundreds of stairs to get to the most amazing beach in Capri and spontaneous day trips to Positano is what I’m all about! Hanna and I’ve had the best time and don’t want to leave!
Now time to explore Florence <3
Yesterday Hanna and I got the chance to go to an absolutely gorgeous winery in Tuscany! We had a wonderful sommelier who showed us around their property and everything they had to offer. It was so gorgeous and relaxing as we were sitting there sipping on their delicious wine and incredibly tasty food. My favorite was the Brunelli red wine that goes impeccably well with heavier meals. We paired it with this homemade lasagne that had fresh truffle oil drizzled on top. It was so good!!! If you guys have any future plans of going to Tuscany then please go and make it out here. You will be in heaven <3
Today Hanna and I will be exploring a bit around Tuscany and then taking a bus over to Florence! Any recs of what and where we should go?!
WOW was today even real?!
Hanna had a brilliant idea of going to a class and making pasta all from scratch! We found this on “AirBnb Experiences” and trust me, it’s a must try! We made three different types of pasta amongst a class of 8 people and all had the absolute best time doing it. It was such a cool experience and everything turned out perfectly believe it or not!! There was one instructor named Veronica and she had brought along her friend to help named Barbara. We had appetizers while we were cooking and sipped on chilled white wine while chatting to the other travelers in the class.
We made Tagliatelle, Ravioli and Gnocchi! The Tagliatelle dish with the fresh tomatoes and basil was my absolute favorite!!
If you guys want this girl’s information then let me know and I can share! It’s amazing, I promise <3
First full day here in Rome was a success and the night is young so it’s not over yet! We started the morning at the farmers market that is literally steps from our AirBnb. Talk about convenience, especially since Hanna and I have been craving a smoothie and that’s exactly what we got at the market! Fresh organic fruit smoothie in hand while on our walk to the Colosseum. We passed by a beautiful political building on our way and decided to check it out :)
I had to wear this outfit in this crazy heat because we were going to the Vatican Museums and church afterwards which meant covered shoulders and knees. Anyways, the Colosseum was amazing to see in person. It’s such a historic and beautiful work of art. I DEFINITELY recommend taking a tour because otherwise you spend about a third of your time in there and have no idea about all the little fascinating details. There was so much detail going into this as you can see all throughout from the marble floors to the engraved words and design. The Colosseum took 8 years to build and was built mostly by Jewish slaves. It was used for so many different gatherings in Rome to bring everyone together to eat and drink for free and enjoy whatever show was going on that day. There were gladiator fights, exotic animals sent from Asia and Africa that were shown to the public and then all killed and eaten by all the attendees. It held around 70,000 people and entry was free but they still needed tickets because of the capacity there. The majority of the city was in poverty so this was there way to go and forget about there worries and have a good time. I have so many more facts that I learned from today!! Seriously was listening as best I could to just process it all. I loveeeeee learning about the history of this incredible country <3 I LOVE ITALY.