Friday, September 18, 2015

Tuscany!

Oh man, you guys . . . I kind of love living in Italy.

There is so much to see and so much to do! Living in Naples, my husband and I decided to take a little road trip to Tuscany and parts of Umbria. We stayed at a little farmhouse in Orvieto, which was only three and a half hours away.

This was the view from the farmhouse where we stayed. Talk about relaxing.
I do think we maybe packed one too many hillside towns into our visit, but it's hard to complain when we could see things like this.

We saw San Gimignano, Montepulciano, and Pienza.

We saw amazingly beautiful countryside.
We visited Perugia and Assisi.
We visited an antique market in Arezzo.

And we saw Civita di Bagnoregio, also called "the dying town."
Next time we go, I think we will spend a little more time relaxing at the farmhouse. I would have liked to chill by the pool and read while enjoying the view. But I am so thankful that we have the opportunity for there to be a "next time."
And as you read this post, my husband and I are going on another weekend trip. On Monday, we will be celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary! I really can't believe it has been that long. We will be spending this weekend at a bed and breakfast on the Amalfi Coast, which is one of the most beautiful spots in Italy. Love it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

23 comments :

  1. You are SO lucky you live in Italy!! When I visited this year, I was in awe of how beautiful it was. Especially Naples and Florence, actually - those were my two favourites <3

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    1. Thanks so much Loony Literate. I am so glad you loved Naples! Naples does take some getting used to because of the chaos. :) It is such a wonderful city to live in.

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  2. You're so lucky! That is just beautiful!

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  3. Very romantic! Happy anniversary, you two :) Oh, I miss Italy something fierce...

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    1. Thanks Ramona! Italy is pretty amazing. :)

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  4. First of all, happy anniversary! Tuscany is so beautiful - I'm glad you got to enjoy your trip!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  5. Happy anniversary, how romantic to be spending time in Tuscany! It looks so epic and beautiful. .Enjoy!

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  6. Happy anniversary! What lovely photos!

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  7. Oh, I am so envious!! It looks like a storybook! Lovely!

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  8. First, happy anniversary! That is wonderful, congratulations! I hear Amalfi is just stunning, so enjoy every minute!

    Second, holy gorgeousness, Tuscany! The sunsets and the buildings and.. GAH my jealousy knows no bounds. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely pictures with us!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon! The Amalfi Coast is amazing. I can't wait to share some pictures of that trip as well. :)

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  9. Whoa this is SO beautiful, I absolutely love it. I want to go back to Italy so so bad!! It sounds like you had such a wonderful trip, and you took such lovely pictures. I will live vicariously through you xD

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel! Please live away. :) Italy is pretty amazing.

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  10. Happy anniversary! Stunning photos, thanks so much for sharing them :) Of the places you visited I've been to Assisi, Perugia, and San Gimignano and they are such wonderful places, I have such great memories being there. Glad to read you had a great time in Tuscany and Umbria! :)

    - Lianne @ eclectictales.com

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    1. Thanks so much electictales11! I do believe San Gimignano is one of my favorite places. Love it!

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  11. those italian sunsets are gorgeous! glad to hear you're having a great time. how awesome it must be to travel anywhere in europe! Also, I am running the Book Blog awards this year for the 2nd year in a row and wanted to let you know nominations are open until October 31st . There are 15 awards up for grabs this year. You may nominate your own blog or ask your readers to nominate you. Readers vote on November 15th.
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  12. Happy Anniversary!!! Italy is amazing. So glad you are really enjoying it while living there. Hope you have an amazing time for your anniversary!

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