Our Trip to Italy & Paris

1 Aug

Louvre, Paris

I have missed blogging. It’s been a long time since my last post, I have been busy preparing for my wedding, as many of you know. I am happy and fortunate to have our wedding being held at my village, my beloved beautiful home. Sharing these joyful moments with family and friends, all present at the home that I cherish alot, was a true bliss. We had “the time of our life”. :)

As for the adventurous side, our two-weeks trip to Italy and Paris was a huge excitement. My husband and I spent 10 days in Italy, between Rome, Tuscany, Naples and Milan and 4 days in Paris. We had so much fun, we explored alot of places, we walked alot, we ate alot of yummii foods. We came back home, a little bit down, missing our adventure, missing the streets of Italy, and planning our next trip to Italy for next year.

The Colosseum .... and my husband!!

I can’t not mention the food we had in Italy. Although we ate alot, and we felt full after each meal, we couldn’t resist the scrumptious sweets and snacks. The pizza and pasta are way different and tasty than the ones we have here. They are just different, I think one of the reasons is the beautifully red tomato sauce, the plum italian tomatoes are so rich in flavor.Yummii. Un délice.

The beautiful Vatican

The most delicious pizza we have ever tasted was at L’antica pizzeria Da Michele in Naples, I knew about this place on tv from a famous chef, he recommended it, so I made up my mind to visit it when we’ll be in Italy, so we went to Naples, specially to eat at Da Michele, we searched for the street and for our luck it wasn’t that far from the train station. How delightful we were when we found the place and satisfied when we tasted the pizze. They only have 2 kinds of pizza, margherita and marinara; of course we had the two. The pizze were thin, rich, flavorful, extremely delicious. I recommend every one who travels to Italy, to go visit L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele. Later on, I found out it was the pizzeria where Julia Roberts ate in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”. And, of course, I was thrilled.

Pizza margherita

Pizza marinara

While we were in Naples, after eating at Da Michele, we headed to Pompei for few hours and we had a couple of hours left until our scheduled train back to Rome, so we spent them in Sorrento, and we were extremely happy we did. Sorrento overlooks the bay of Naples and is famous for lemon cultivation. Of course we needed more time to discover it all. But at least we ate few specialties; gnocchi alla sorrentina, tiramisu, some limoncello, and few pastries like a babà and alot of shopping. We had so much fun.

Sorrento

Doing some soap & souvenirs shopping..

Lucca, is a city in Tuscany, known for its Renaissance-era walls. Lucca was a last-minute plan. We were, on the train, heading to Pisa when we decided to pass by Lucca; I was introduced to it on one of the blogs I read. And we were amazed by this beautiful, quiet, old city. Trees everywhere. Nice stones everywhere. Beautiful, wide passeggiate. We wandered the streets of Lucca, and every via we enter, we were amazed by the beauty of this small city. We also passed by a farmer market, I bought different flavored honey jars, I love honey alot.

Duomo di San Martino

Una passeggiata...

Lucca

Lucca, Torre delle ore.

One evening, we took the bus from Florence to Fiesole. This amazing town overlooks Florence. We saw there San Francesco monastery, had dinner next to it in a restaurant that also overlooks Florence. We had so much fun.

Fiesole

Florence scene from Fiesole

Venice

Yummii things in Venice..

Venice

Sunflower fields in Tuscany

Il Duomo, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, in Florence

Duomo di Milano. Magnificent.

Nice fountain... my husband freshening up..

Paris, from the Eiffel Tower.

Chateau Versailles

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18 Responses to “Our Trip to Italy & Paris”

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  2. kenkiz August 19, 2011 at 5:37 am #

    un bien joli voyage !

  3. Loulou August 15, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Beautiful. This is the hundredth time I go through this post :)

    • Fragolina August 16, 2011 at 8:50 am #

      Hiihihi, I also remember our trip in my head again and again and wish I am right there now. :)

  4. diana fawaz August 14, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    did we really meet in our beloved deirmimas or was it all a dream???/ Either way , it was mind-blowing and i still can’t believe it. loved your home and choice of flowers and colors. you are an artist and you don’t know it. best of luck!!!

    • diana fawaz August 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

      i also love your pics and adventurous narrative. love, diana

      • Fragolina August 16, 2011 at 8:51 am #

        Thank you dear!!! It was an amazing journey!! :)

    • Fragolina August 16, 2011 at 9:02 am #

      Yeah we did, you see how beautiful is our village! I can’t have enough of sitting outside the house and enjoy the nature. And I still can’t believe we had the wedding there, in the house, i’m sooo happy and blessed we did it there, the house gave an amazing colorful scene. Thanks.

  5. princesayasmine August 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Lovely photos. Makes me wish I was there.

    • Fragolina August 2, 2011 at 6:31 am #

      :) We also wish we can go back as soon as possible.

  6. George August 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Yes we had “The time of your lives” indeed, now we have to find ways to keep ourselves busy so time would fly by instantly and Voila we’ll be back walking in the streets of Italy.
    :)

    • Fragolina August 2, 2011 at 6:33 am #

      Yes, we’ll keep ourselves busy by planning our next trip to Italy, hihihi :)

  7. bagnidilucca August 1, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for mentioning my blog. I hope you come back to Lucca one day and spend more time there. Perhaps I will be there and we can meet.

    • Fragolina August 2, 2011 at 6:36 am #

      We want to go back to Lucca, but we’re not sure when, my husband and I loved it alot, and we didnt have alot time to discover it well. In all cases, if we went back there one day, i’ll contact you, of course, we’ll be happy to see other sides of Lucca.:)

      • Diana Kimiatek August 22, 2011 at 4:57 am #

        my dearest fragolina, i keep coming back to your pics and i am enchanted. my faves are that of Fiesole, the tuscany sunflowers, and the passeggiata. i find them extremely romantic and evoking soulfulness.

      • Fragolina August 22, 2011 at 6:55 am #

        Ohhh Diana!!! these memories give me that little hope that someday i’m gonna go back there, and hope for freedom…. :)

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    [...] not share with you more photos of few special places we have visited, my husband and I, during our trip to Italy. This city, Lucca, situated in Tuscany, is a Renaissance-city-walls. We only spent few hours in [...]

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