Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Italy and France Adventure

Garrett and I have wanted to go to Italy since 2008 and this year we made it a reality! We took three weeks off work in April and toured around northern Italy plus a 3 day jaunt over to Cannes, France.

I plan on posting more detailed posts about each place we visited to share some of our favorite photos and experiences, but here are some highlights to get started with.

Here we are in Rome on our first night in Europe! What a gorgeous sunset right over the top of St. Peter's Basilica!

This is our second day and we are looking exhausted!!! The Pantheon was amazing! The history behind the building blew us away. 

After Rome we rented a car and drove north to Tuscany to go wine tasting. Below is a cool wine aerator at a wine cellar called Reddi in Montepulciano.

The rooftops in Montepulciano. Everything was so quaint and had an old world feeling that is so different than living in Seattle!

After Tuscany we headed out to the coast to visit Cinque Terre. The views were breathtaking here!

Sunny and clear skies in Cannes! 

Piedmont region - gorgeous rolling hills with all the big name wine towns.

This was a church at the very top of the hill in Diana d'Alba.

Venice - our feet were aching here after 2.5 weeks of touring around and walking for hours all over Venice. That is St. Marks Square behind us. 

More pictures to come!
~ Ciao