veni, vidi, vici

Although a little tardy, I’ve finally uploaded some of my favorite photos from our trip to Italy this past fall ~ namely Santa Marinella, the Chianti Region, Siena, Positano & finally Rome.

Was a lovely & memorable trip and I’d definitely recommend the Tuscan Region for those that love a charming landscape and a peaceful atmosphere. And lotsa lotsa vino.

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SANTA MARINELLA ~ we rented a villa for the group in this lazy beach town just 60km north of Rome. Basically, their answer to Muskoka.
Here’s a great read on it if you ever find yourself in Rome and need a mini break from the hustle.
Santa Marinella Info

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CASTELLO DI MELETO ~ this was like staying inside an Italian romance novel from 1256 (that’s how long it’s been around). This is where the wedding we were attending was taking place, and it’s one of the places we will surely return to. Not to mention the wine they produced there was on a whole other level.
Castello Di Meleto Website

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SIENA ~ a quick drive from the castle, Siena is a quaint & inviting Medieval town that is known for its cuisine, art and museums. *This became the name choice for our child had it tuned out to be a girl.
Here’s some great information on it if you’re planning to visit:
Siena Info via Lonely Planet

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POSITANO ~ no introduction needed, as this Amalfi Coast town is a favourite with tourists from all around the globe. Although I was nauseous on every turn of that windy road, it was worth seeing although in my (humble) opinion, a tad too predictable. Postcard kinda town and definite hit with the honey mooners.
Here’s some more info for you love birds:
Positano Info via Lonely Planet

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ROME ~ ah, the Eternal City itself. Although fascinating and oozing with rich history, we loved the outskirts of Rome far more than the “Vegas Strip” (although I did enjoy people watching, as the Romans are a stylish bunch). But if you’re like us and get bored easily at the tourist hot spots, check out area across the Tiber River that runs through Rome for much cooler neighbourhoods, restaurants and culture.
Here’s some great reading from my travel god, Anthony Bourdain:
Rome Info via Travel Channel

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