Posts about Italy

I heart Rome

Written on January 19, 2018 in Italy

Rome – October 13th & 14th 2017 It was finally time for us to leave the Amalfi coast (we were ready! The oddly laid out rental with no WiFi had lost its charm days before haha). The 4 hour drive to Rome was pretty easy. We had gotten used to the crazy drivers on the...

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With our luck it would blow that day!

Written on January 18, 2018 in Italy

Mount Vesuvius – October 12th 2017 Vesuvius take 2! We had actually driven up to Vesuvius on our way to the Amalfi coast and were going to explore that day however high winds had closed the park and no entrance was allowed. So today was our redo day. No winds and clear-ish skies were in...

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A day in Pompeii

Written on January 17, 2018 in Italy

Pompeii – October 11th 2017 Today was a big adventure day in Pompeii. Ever since I was a kid I remember the stories of Pompeii. Learning about it in school was fascinating and I was so excited to see the ruins in person. We splurged for a tour guide for a couple of hours (normally...

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Race car drivers stress me out

Written on January 16, 2018 in Italy

Amalfi Coast – October 8th – 10th 2017 Positano was one of the towns on the coast we wanted to visit. The photos looked absolutely breathtaking and we wanted to experience it for ourselves. We weren’t far from anything really. Agerola was fairly central for us and it took less than an hour to arrive...

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It’s all about the wifi

Written on January 15, 2018 in Italy

Rome to Amalfi – October 7th 2017 We had to spend the night a couple hours out of Rome after we got off the ferry. We were on our way to the Amalfi coast but couldn’t make it for check in so we needed to stop half way for the night. Our GPS either couldn’t...

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I seriously thought we were going to sink!

Written on January 14, 2018 in Spain

Barcelona to Rome – October 6th 2017 Our ferry was very basic, slightly disappointing given the advertising we had seen. We had been excited to have the pool on deck for the next day while at sea. This would keep the kids busy for hours. Nope, pool closed and drained. ugh. So we left just...

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No cars makes for a great day!

Written on November 28, 2017 in Italy

Cinque Terre – September 5th 2017 Our first real Italian village experience happened! We stayed in a remote (remote to me!) small village about 25 minutes from the train station that would take us to Cinque Terre. We had only one bedroom and a sleeper sofa. There ended up being no wifi although it was...

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Gelato makes everything better

Written on November 26, 2017 in Italy

Pisa – September 4th 2017 Next stop Pisa! Now, as much as I loved Venice, Italy was somewhat letting me down again. Between the drivers being crazy and Florence not being as lovable as I would have liked, I really wanted Pisa to blow me out the water with Italian fabulousness!! Parking and traffic were...

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Apparently mom wears short shorts!

Written on November 24, 2017 in Italy

Florence – September 3rd 2017 We arrived in Florence straight from Venice. We had a very late check in of 6pm for our airbnb and so we decided to drive straight into the city, park and explore for a while. Driving in an old city with narrow roads was a whole new level of crazy!...

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New experience: hanging laundry out the window

Written on November 22, 2017 in Italy

Venice – September 2nd 2017 Our plan for the day was to head back into Venice, but after we had a bit of a lazy morning and I had done some laundry and hung it out the window to dry, the weather had other plans for us. The most intense rain, wind and eventually hail...

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