Wine, Pizza and memories for a life time… Welcome to Italy!!

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Cinque terre

A gypsy at heart that I am, I was absolutely ecstatic when the trip that my husband and I had been planning for a while had finally come together.. Yaay.. We were heading to Italy and what an exemplary holiday it turned out to be!!

A self-appointed ambassador for Italian tourism that my husband is, he’d set the expectation bar pretty high for me and I must say the beautiful country did not disappoint.

The quaint little cafes, the Gelaterias with an insane number of yummy gelatos (if you are an ice cream lover this alone is a good enough reason to visit Italy), the old pizzerias, oodles of scrumptious food and wine, beautiful historic architecture, serene and scenic country sides, amazing street artists, a great night life, colorful little streets.. the country just melts your heart.

Quaint Places in Italy

If you believe in collecting memories then here are some fun things to do in Italy:

•Take bike tours of beautiful cities, I did that in Florence and boy did I love it!!

• Grab a gelato at night and find a piazza (public square) to sit down and relish it. More likely than not  you’ll be able to hear some amazing musicians play some soothing music at the Piazza Santa Trinita and Piazza Della Repubblica, which are my favourites.

• Climb up the tall historical buildings for a bird’s eye view of the city (it’s exhausting but so worth it).

Pisa, Italy

• Indulge and sometimes over indulge in food and wine (It’s a different story that you might not fit into your jeans after a month long vacation, but who cares right!!???)

• Befriend a local.

• Do as many churches and museum tours as possible.

• Sit on a river bridge and read a book or watch people going about their lives.

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• Wander around the medieval old towns and explore the colorful unknown streets by foot.

• Experience some of the world’s best train journeys.

• Go to a vineyard and have some fun making wine if possible.
• Visit some beautiful islands, I’d recommend Cinque Terre.

Cinque terre1, Islands in Italy

• See popular landmarks, the City of Florence has some and don’t forget to visit the quaint li’l cafe’s / Ice Parlours, I fell in love with the one at the Piazza Trinita

• Shop for some great clothes and quirky things. Don’t forget to shop lovely paintings from Street Artists.

• Last and by no means the least the men here are a treat to the eyes!!! If you are a straight woman do check them out 😀 ( I do believe with all my heart that the phrase “Tall, Darks and Handsome” was coined in Italy)

After having explored the cities to my heart’s content it was time to say goodbye to my 25 days long vacation. What had this monumental trip given me you ask.. Well I guess I’ll have to say some dirty feet and messy hair but also some sparkling eyes and a box full of memories.

Quaint places in Italy

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Hope you enjoyed the post and would love to hear your stories in Italy 🙂 Do leave me your comments.

xoxo

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50 Replies to “Wine, Pizza and memories for a life time… Welcome to Italy!!”

  1. Lovely Post! I’d be sure to visit these places when in Italy 🙂 Hopefully soon.

    1. Thanks chai 🙂 I’m sure you will LOVE Italy. ..

    1. You really must go Amanda.. It’s a beautiful country!!

  2. This exactly how I want to see Italy or any country I travel to… It all sounds so divine, riding a bike through the city, walking all the little known places, people watching.. checking out the islands…. beautiful

    My oldest and her husband were in Italy, they fell in love with it and want to go back ♡

    1. Italy is a beautiful country…you must join your husband and your oldest when they travel again 🙂

  3. I have always wanted to go to Italy. It’s actually my dream vacation spot. You took lovely pictures.

  4. Your pictures look amazing. I love Italy. I’ve only been fortunate enough to visit the North but wow, my mind was blown. Looks amazing. xo, Amanda

    1. I was lucky I got to spend so many days in Italy and so I could do all of the things I have mentioned 🙂 Hope you can visit the country sometime too 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 and you really should visit Italy 🙂

  5. Wow, it looks wonderful there! I’d love to visit Italy one day.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kayla || The Little Lady

  6. been to Italy once and it was really beautiful! shame about the number of beggars/ street vendors though :/

    1. I guess I was lucky… Didn’t come across too many..

  7. I haven’t been back to Italy in years! I have so many wonderful memories of the country. I actually lived in Milan for 6 months. But we also visited Rome, Venice, and stayed with my aunt in Sicily.

    1. That must have been fun!! Rome was one of myfavourites 🙂 xx

  8. great picture you took in italy! the place is so warm and beautiful.
    totally love it. did you try to ride the most famous gondola?
    thank you for sharing with us.

  9. Would love to visit Italy one day ! Its in my list for sure, and thanks for summarising it for us…. giglove

  10. lovely post with awesome photos! i’ll love to visit italy one day too! but the long flight is kind of a huge turn off. 🙁

    1. Thank you so much… don’t let the long flight stop you from visiting this beautiful country 🙂 xx

  11. Italy!!!! I wanna go there!! It’s in my bucket list for so long! =) Glad you had fun! I wanna try the best gelato there! =)

    1. Trust me you will not be disappointed 🙂 Pretty much all the gelatos are worth trying. .

  12. Thanks for sharing this post. I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and this had made me want to go more!

    1. Thank you so much xx hope you can go there sometime soon 🙂

  13. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked this so that next time when I go to Italy, I can do the things you suggested. 😉

    1. 🙂 Hope you can visit all the places on your bucket list soon

    1. You totally should. . There’s always something new to explore:)

  14. I am really jealous! Your trip sounds absolutely fab! Glad you had such an amazing time in the beautiful city 🙂

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