Happy Monday Friends! If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw that I was just on vacation in Italy. So, today I wanted to share some of my vacation pictures with you. We took approximately 10,000 (okay, not exactly, but it was so many) so I’ve edited them down to just a few here.
We started our trip in Venice and spent about 24 hours there, next we went to Bologna for 2 days, then we made our way to Tuscany for a week, and ended with one day in Rome before flying home. It was seriously a dream of a trip and was made even better by the fact that we got to spend a lot of it with friends. Our Thanksgiving friends (and here) and some long-time family friends.
I’d like to share my favorite part of the trip with you, but honestly there were so many that I just can’t choose one. I will say, some of the top contenders were: the cooking class in Tuscany, our food pilgrimage to Bologna where we ate tons of the food we’ve been obsessed with cooking at home for years, and day trips to Florence.
Here are some of the photo highlights of vacation ideas for Venice, Bologna, Tuscany and Rome!
My top tip for Venice is to skip the gondolas (extremely expensive) and just use the vaporetto (water bus) to get around. You still get great views of the canal and surrounding areas and a much more reasonable price.
If you’re in Tuscany you have to take the cooking class we did. It was incredible. It was at a villa on a hill overlooking San Giamigano in the middle of tons of vineyards. The owner of the cooking school is so much fun and you make some seriously delicious food.
Climb the Duomo and visit the museum. When you buy a ticket you get access to climb the tower, visit the museum, and visit the crypts. The ceiling of the Duomo is so much more incredible up close. If you only tour the Basilica you won’t get the full affect. And the museum is so well done and has lots of the original pieces in it, it’s absolutely worth doing.
We saw all of the major sights that you really can’t go to Rome without checking out. But, my favorite thing we did was something a bit less known, and that was The Bone Church. It’s honestly incredible. It’s only 8 euro and take about an hour to get through. It’s a must do because you won’t see anything like it anywhere else. (See Are We Adults Yet post about how to do Rome in 24 Hours!).