I am a planner – I plan every trip I take down to the very last detail. So, when my husband started a new job this year – and his vacation balance began at zero, I knew that our planned second honeymoon to Europe was not going to happen.
So we went to the Caribbean for a weekend, and while it was romantic and I enjoyed that special time with him, it wasn’t Italy. It wasn’t Naples. Or Florence, Or Venice…there were no magnificent pizza shops or freshly made gelato vendors on the street. There was no Colosseum, no gondolas…no Vespas!
It has always been my dream to see Italy, and my husband, having been to Europe while in the military, has always said that he would love to go as well. While I was disappointed that we had to put our plans on hold, I have not given up on the trip!
I’ve begun researching the hotels, restaurants, museums, architectural sights, and famous fountains that many have spoken highly of from their Italy touring holidays. While the flights are quite expensive compared to domestic flights within the US, I have plenty of time to save up for them, and with all of my husband’s traveling, we should rack up enough frequent flyer miles to help towards the tickets, at the very least.
I’ve made a small spreadsheet of the places I want to go once we finally do visit Italy. First and foremost? The Colosseum. I know it’s such a cliche that I want to travel to Italy and see the Colosseum, but the history is so rich and I’ve always held that structure in my mind as a symbol of Italy.
Second and third on my list are eating pizza in Naples, and finding a sweet little gelato shop!
Have you ever been on vacation to Italy? Do you have any tips for me?