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Adventure in Italy: Venice, Day 9


Image“NO!” something in me always screams as I head to an airport that will take me out of Italy. Day 9, a full and bittersweet last day.

Here’s the thing: My Mom always told me I had roots and wings and enjoy both in equal pleasure. Having my beloved husband Marc and precious Muchacho the dog at home make any return joyful … but that said, Italy is hard to leave. Today I soaked up every last bit of beauty and hung out island hopping in the Lagoon of the Veneto. Murano, the famed glass-blowing island, was like a living
art gallery with only a bit of “made in China tourist flash” thrown in. So, for the most part, truly inspiring and enchanting.

My favorite part however was a stop for cappuccino, where a group of long-retired local men were drinking spritzer and playing cards at 10 a.m., a great source of entertainment.

ImageMoving on to Burano, the most colorful little island I have ever seen, I had to restrain myself from wandering every corner to fill my belly’s needs. It’s a meal I may dream of for some time to come: fresh crab salad and seafood soup, washed down with a local dry sparkling wine.

A few hours later I finally got those pics and exploration I wanted. An eventful journey back to Rome followed, but that’s another story for another day! In the meantime, here are a few photos of our grand adventures today.

Adventure in Italy: Florence, Day 2


From Rome, which spans so many periods and art movements, to Florence, where the Renaissance reigns supreme, we’re traveling through history in the present moment. A beautiful train ride brought us to a city I’m crazy, head over heels about. Florence welcomed us with its usual grace and elegance — the perfect host.  We had amazing food and wine, with a view to boot! Drinking from the cup of life and loving it. Travel makes me feel expanded and alive. Learning more history and ogling great art feeds my soul. Cheers to the roads we travel doing it our way!