Italy

It’s been over a week now since I’ve come back from my three month European adventure, and no doubt the post holiday blues have started to set in. I wanted to share my amazing holiday with my readers through a photo diary of each beautiful country I got to explore. First stop Italy.

The Italians know how to live well. The locals embrace the finer things in life, family, faith, friendship, food and wine reign supreme contributing to the famous Italian dolce vita. The sweet life.

S I C I L Y

Being the Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily boasts the beauty of a rugged landscape, the robust flavours of regional cuisine and the relentless summer sun.

P O M P E I I

S O R R E N T O

This beautiful cost side town overlooks the Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius. It’s profusion of sweet smelling citrus trees and laid-back local lifestyle are attractive elements for holiday makers.

C A P R I

Beyond the glamorous veneer of chichi cafes and designer boutiques is an island of rugged seascapes, desolate Roman ruins and an unspoiled rural inland.

T U S C A N Y

The fabled landscape of rolling vine-covered hills dotted with cypress tress and stone villas, Tuscany is one of those places that truly lives up to its hype. The embodiment of rural chic, Tuscany’s historically intact cities are home to a significant portfolio of the world’s medieval and Renaissance art.

F L O R E N C E

Stunning Firenze is a Renaissance time capsule. A list of this lustrous city’s who’s who reads Medici, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, each adding to the treasure of galleries, museums and churches showcasing an array of magnificent Renaissance artworks.

V E N I C E

Venezia is surreal. Where most cities have roads, Venice has canals, gondolas and Vaporetti. It’s a hauntingly beautiful place and its labyrinth backstreets exude and unique and almost eerie atmosphere.

M I L A N

No doubt Milan is Italy’s fashion capital. It exudes the cosmopolitan, can-do atmosphere, the vibrant cultural scene and of course the sophisticated shopping.

C I N Q U E  –  T E R R E

The picturesque five lands, where colourful coastal villages dot 18 kilometres of ragged cliffs and old walled vineyards tumble down the hillside almost to the water’s edge.

P I S A

The world’s most famous leaning tower is more stunning than the novelty card it often plays out to be.

R O M E

Pulsating, seductive and utterly disarming, Rome is special. The Italian capital is an epic, monumental metropolis that will steal your heart and haunt your soul.

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