Gypsy Travels continue as Monica Taylor takes us with her on a trip round Italy… fasten your seatbelts and enjoy!
Over the Christmas holiday, my husband and I traveled to Italy. Let me take you through a tour of our journey.
We started out in Pisa. Yes the tower really does lean! The grounds are called The Field of Dreams and houses the Bapistry, Cathedral and Tower.
We spent two days and three nights in Florence. How can one not be inspired by this beautiful artistic city. The Duomo was of course the center of town. We visited the Santa Maria Novella Church as well as the Accademia and Uffizi Museum where we saw the famous David sculpted by Michaelangelo.
Along the way we enjoyed great food as well as our daily cappuccino and evening gelatos. Fortunately we did a lot of walking so we were not too concerned about the extra calories!
After Florence we drove through the Tuscany region which is one of the most beautiful countrysides I have ever seen. Our next stop was Siena.
I just loved the Piazza Del Campo as well as the city itself. Once could just get lost in this historic city and its architectural integrity.
Our next stop was Orvieto which was another hill city perched on a cliff in Umbria. I was so glad that we took the time to see some of the smaller cities out of the way cities. You get a true sense of what Italy is all about.
One of my favorite spots was another Hill City miles out of town. It was called Acqualoreto. We would have never found it had we not booked a B&B there. There was only one restaurant and a little Bar. The owner of the Restaurant did not speak a bit of english, which added much more flavor to the experience.
Rome was our next stop. Of course we visited all the big tourist spots. We saw the Trevi Fountain and many churches and museums.
The Vatican was a highlight and well worth the line it took to get in. The walk through the ancient Forum was unlike anything I had ever seen before. While it is all ruins now, one could feel the power and life that once flourished here.
While most ancient structures have since been destroyed, the Pantheon continued to hold its structure on the outside as well as the elegance within. It gave a true sense of a time when the Roman Empire was at its height.
Italy is definitely a place worth visiting!
Let’s see where we land next week on our gypsy travels…