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.
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.
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
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.
Florence scene from Fiesole
Yummii things in 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.