Where do I start… this was a trip of a lifetime. My mother has always wanted to visit Italy her entire life so for her 60th and my 30th birthday I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate not only with my mother but sister and husband too.
We started in Tuscany, visited stunning vineyards (can you say Under the Tuscan Sun!?) sampling delicious wines and tasty foods with the more gorgeous views. I could have stayed there forever. We enjoyed larger and smaller vineyards and got a chance to talk to the families that owned the wineries. For my 30th birthday my husband surprised me with an air balloon ride at dawn over Tuscany.. I have no words for this, it was beyond beautiful and something I will remember for the rest of my life.
After a quick stop in Florence we headed to Rome. I had a chance to study in Rome while I was in college so it felt like going home to me. The hustle and bustle of city life mixed with such history give Rome a place like no other. I love walking everywhere, finding little restaurants and stores to stop in while visiting the “go-to” places, my favorite is Piazza Navona!
Our last stop was the Amalfi Coast, you can’t even believe you are still in Italy, you feel like you are transported on a island. The architecture of the building set into the mountainside is unreal. We staying at the Art Hotel in Positano (view were amazing!) and was the perfect spot to end our trip. Beachside and so relaxing! Our last night there we headed to Le Sirenuse (if you have the chance this is a must) the hotel is beyond stunning. Every room is the prettiest space I have ever seen (talk about #goals) with view that can’t be compared.
The trip was such a dream and I loved reliving it! Please let me know if you have any questions or if you are planning a trip. I would love to send over more recommendations! And on that note, where should I head next?