Ancient walls of Italy
Fashion , April 4, 2017
Our honeymoon was such an incredible experience. Steve surprised me on my birthday while chowing down burgers that we in fact were actually going to Italy for our honeymoon!! I love my husband and how much adventure he has within him. I was happy going to Mexico (which he convinced me thats where we were going) but this was a whole new level of excitement that has begun! We’ve only traveled to Haiti together, and funny enough never been on a plane together and hopefully the last time we ever have to take AirCanada……….
We are creative souls and to be in a city that even its veins ran art we couldn’t get enough of its richness in history, culture and art. I heard that the Italians never like to replace the cobble stones on the roads, they just turned them over so they can keep using them! We were walking possibly on some of the same stones as Peter and Paul in the Bible or even Caesar or Michelangelo! This blew our minds. We stayed outside the city where we would walk every morning to get our chocolate croissants and cappuccinos. You would stand up at the counter and drink your coffee with the barista, share some broken Italian-English and be on your way. I wanted to go SO BAD to the St.Basilica, yet to find it another well known money making tourist trap. Nevertheless we decided to go the next day and we got to meet the pope. Well as close as we could anyway. My heart was on fire as we raced to get inside the square, surrounded by nuns and tourists I felt so alive in a way I never expected. No I’m not catholic, but being in the same square as the pope who is a pretty big influencer in the world, not just in the Catholic church I was so humbled.
After a few days we made our way to the Amalfi Coast, our stomachs grew so much that now we could eat a whole pizza to ourselves! So the first thing we did was eat pizza along the sunsetting sea. There was lemons everywhere, Olives everywhere and romance everywhere. You got serenaded by Italians singing in the streets along your walks on the beach. If you go to Italy, Amalfi is a must. If you get car sick take the boat (from experience), its a way better mode of transportation and site seeing. Spend the little extra and rent a moped to rip around the towns. Buy two bottles of Limoncello, it doesn’t last long. Although the gelato was 6euros for a single small scoop, buy one everyday and yes people watch while you enjoy your glass of wine. You also may even get to witness a couple of weddings rolling by.
All in all, our honeymoon was a dream I wish to live again. My husband knows the way to my heart and this post is dedicated to him and all the lovers of Italy out there.