We just came back from a beautiful and incredible trip to Italy. Ten days of pure heaven! And it was right around my birthday time so it was a real treat for me.
Here are some of my favorite photos of the trip…….
The Coliseum in Rome was just incredible to see. It was like seeing your history book in 3D. It was just a beautiful sight to see and our hotel in Rome was right outside the Coliseum.
Here is another one of the amazing structures at The Roman Forum that is still standing.
Some gorgeous views as we walked home from dinner in the evenings in Rome. Rome was almost more beautiful at night.
In Rome we also enjoyed seeing the Spanish Steps. The flowers there were just beautiful!
The Vatican was just breathtaking! The murals and artifacts were exceptional. The talents of Michelangelo and many other artists were displayed on the ceiling and walls throughout the Vatican.
Then we rented a car and drove three hours to Vasto, Italy on the West coast to meet my cousin Anna and her family. They walked me over to see my Grandfather’s birth home, after dinner, which was close to their home. What a memorable day that was!
The last part of the trip we stayed in Sorrento. The most beautiful site in Sorrento was the view of Mt Vesuvius at night. We snapped this shot of it on the way back from dinner one evening.
From Sorrento we took a boat outing for the day. Loved touring the Island of Capri. The weather was perfect for enjoying all the gardens and scenery.
One of my favorite stops was Pompeii. So many interesting artifacts at the site. I remember reading about it in National Geographic as a child. It was a dream come true to see it in person. This is a photo of me and my hubby after we toured the ruins.
We enjoyed another boat ride out to Positano, Italy too, later in the week. And then spent the afternoon checking out all the fun gift shops and restaurants. The views of the coastline were just amazing.
We are ready to go back and explore the quieter areas with less tourists. April is definitely the right time to go. The weather was a perfect 68-70 degrees and sunny. Next time the West Coast and also Northern Italy is on the list.
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