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Loving catching up with the kids in Rome.
I can’t get my head around the fact it’s July and half the years has gone. But having said that I feel I have had a very productive (and fun) two months in Italy, possibly the longest I have spent in a country on vacation.
We visited many great locations starting in Barolo in northern Italy. As well as tasting great wines and celebrating a friend’s birthday the truffle hunting in Alba as a highlight.
We had time in Sardinia and Corsica before heading back to the mainland where we based ourselves in Siena for a couple of weeks, attending language school. It was so much fun and our Italian did improve!
It’s hard to be in Italy for a period of time without visiting Rome and staying at our favourite hotel, the Rome Cavalieri. With some of the kids we had a great time before heading south to Amalfi. As always it’s a delight to visit this stunning coastline, but the summer crowds can detract from its beauty. I have a post coming – ‘Tips on how to enjoy the Amalfi Coast without the crowds.’
The pinnacle of the trip was our last week away in a Tuscan Villa with the family. It was a highlight and so good we have vowed to do it again. If you are looking for tips on how to find a great Tuscan villa or you just want an incredible recommendation, look out… post coming.
I’m now home in Auckland for a while, consolidating my writing and catching up with many posts to write… stay connected.