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November 23, 2010

My Life | Our Honeymoon in Italy | Rome, Tuscany, Cinque Terre & Florence

Here is a little peak at our honeymoon in Italy - we had the most amazing time!

Rome : Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican  |  Mike at the top of the dome
Me in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican (listening to my Rick Steve's travel podcasts)

Frescoed Ceiling in the Vatican Museum

An adorable bike in Rome - complete with baskets!

Rome : Mike at a Cafe enjoying a cappuccino and prosciutto and fresh mozzarella sandwich for breakfast.  Mike was obsessed with real Italian cappuccinos... and that they only cost $1.20.  The cafe's were so elegant - not at all casual and cozy like Starbucks.  

Rome : Gelato at the Trevi Fountain - it was magical at night.

Rome : The Colosseum 

Rome : Best lunch in Rome... fresh ravioli.  The sauce was so light and flavorful and plenty of cheese on top.

Tuscany : We stayed in a bed & breakfast in this medieval winery village in Tuscany called Fonturetoli.

Tuscany : This is our living room - it was a hunting lodge.

 Tuscany : This is our room - so elegant yet rustic.  I LOVED the oval marble tub.
Tuscany : Bed & Breakfast : Mike loved the bountiful spread.
Tuscany : We rented this little convertible to explore wine country.

Tuscany : the views...

Mike learning about wine.

Very old wine.

Tuscany : Mike exploring a country village.
Cinque Terre : Fishing villages near the Italian Riviera. 

Cinque Terre : Hiking between the villages.

Florence : Our Hotel in Florence - I loved this hotel!

Florence : Was a little rainy, but made it very romantic.

Florence : The Arno River at night.

Florence : Mike testing out the local brew... he became quite the fan.  Look at the decor of the hotel - I was constantly taking notes.  I loved the simple color palate, the mixture of worn and polished antiques, and the framed prints and sketches....

Florence : Our favorite part of the day : Italian Happy Hour : Free appetizers at all of the wine bars!
Florence : We had an amazing dinner in our hotel's restaurant, Borge San Jacopo at The Hotel Lungarno (it is one of the best restaurants in Florence... not a typical hotel restaurant).  I loved the grey flannel upholstered chairs.
Florence : White Truffle Season!
Florence : Again, taking design notes... very understated and elegant.
Tagliatelle White Truffles

Asparagus Stuffed Ravioli

Tuscan Filet
When in Rome... or Florence...

Milk Chocolate Creme Brule.  Unbelievable. 


  1. Jenny,

    I have recently started following your blog & wanted to offer encouragement to keep it up! You creativity is so inspirational. I find myself seeking recipes, decorating ideas, & much more from your blog.

    Thank you!

  2. what a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures!

  3. I love your blog. What camera do you use? Your photos are beautiful!

  4. Linsey - I use a Canon G11. It is a great beginners camera... sort of a hybrid/compact dslr. I really like it and highly recommend it!

  5. Hello Jenny,

    The photos are breathtaking! What a wonderful place to visit and go for a honeymoon...

    ~ Gabriela ~

  6. Absolutely stunning! You're making me think about places for me to go on my honeymoon, and you've persuaded me to go to Italy despite the fact that I'm not even engaged! Stunning photos and some nice cultural explorations (i.e. the wineries!) :-)

  7. I have no idea how I ended up here on your honeymoon photos but I loved them, and your blog, amazing trip of a certainly unforgettable honey moon... I wish a great life for your two!

  8. looks like you had a wonderful time (florence is one of my favorite favorite cities!!!)

  9. The Cinque Terre picture is simply breathtaking!

  10. oh Rome is such a wonderful place!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful honeymoon with us! A belated congratulations is in order of course! Congratulations!

  11. I just discovered your beautiful blog. We spent our honeymoon in Rome too...thanks for sharing the great photos! I look forward to visiting your inspirational site in the future!
    Hugs from Kansas City!

  12. Hi which restaurant you went at florence ? You mention that is one of the best restaurants at florence. We are heading florence nxt mth.

  13. Hi which restaurant you went at florence ? You mention that is one of the best restaurants at florence. We are heading florence nxt mth.

    1. Anonymous10:06 PM

      Borge San Jacopo at The Hotel Lungarno

  14. Jenny9:01 AM

    Patrick - It is Borge San Jacopo at the Hotel Lungarno. Here is the link!

  15. You are truly beautiful! I love the picture with the blue scarf wrapped around you. I cruise a lot of blogs and yours is the best. I don't subscribe to any but yours. Keep it up!

  16. Your blog is so great! My husband and I would like to take a honeymoon trip to Italy as well but what we have looked into seems so expensive. It seems as if you would spend no less than $10,000 with airfare for a trip over there. Can I ask if you went on a smaller budget and how you did it? An email back with information would be wonderful! Thank you!

  17. Do you mind telling me the name of the B&B that you stayed at in Tuscany? It looks beautiful!

  18. Hi! I love your blog and I am going to follow your itinerary for my on honeymoon this August. How long did you stay at each location? Thanks!

  19. What a lovely treat to revisit your wedding and honeymoon. The evolution of your delightful family is heartwarming. Thank you for sharing.


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