Am back from Italy, am missing gelato.

Thanks so much for all the well-wishes on our vacation and baby-on-the-way! We had such a fab time! Despite being awakened at 3:30 am the first night by a VERY LARGE earthquake, the rest of the trip went so smoothly: our weather was great, the places we stayed were fantastic, and the travel portion (trains, planes) went off without a hitch. Our travel companions, Nate’s sister Sara and her husband Don were loads of fun to travel with. And have I mentioned the gelato yet? Yum.

This post reads more like a travelogue than a sewing blog (sorry peeps) but maybe this small smattering of photos from our trip will inspire you to take a vacation (babymoon?) to one of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth. We started with three days in Rome:

: : Colosseum : :

: : Vatican Gardens : :

: : St Peter’s Basilica : :

: : Trevi Fountain : :

Then a couple of days along the Mediterranean in the villages of the Cinque Terre:

: : A view towards the sea in Riomaggiore : :

: : The village of Manarola…yes, there really are places left in the world this idyllic : :

: : Wouldn’t you love to come home to this every day after work? : :

: : Breakfast patio at our B&B in Monterosso (see the lemon trees? and who’s that hottie looking so mysterious over there?) : :

Then to Florence for a few days, where we ended our trip:

: : Gelato! : :

: : Me at the gelateria! : :

: : The Arno River : :

: : Florence’s Duomo Cathedral : :

: : A view of the Duomo from our hotel’s rooftop terrace : :

: : Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s oldest bridge : :

: : A special Easter treat on our day in Florence, the Explosion of the Cart, a festival that dates back to the Crusades : :

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed! Will be back soon with Spring Tops and more. And the shop is back up if you need a backpack pattern. Ciao!

35 thoughts on “Am back from Italy, am missing gelato.

  1. I thought of you when they talked about the earthquake on the news! Glad you had a fabulous time, your pictures are gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

  2. I LOVED Cinque Terre! Did you do the hike on the path that connected all five towns? Cinque Terre is one of my favorite memories from Europe. How scary to be there for the earthquake!!

  3. Wow, you have SUCH better photos than I do from Italy! I’m so glad you guys weren’t hurt in the earthquake!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

  4. I enjoyed immensely! I was schedule to go to all of those lovely places last November and had to cancel.

  5. Wow! What a wonderful opportunity to take … it looks amazing!

    I can’t wait for the Spring Tops to start … I won’t be able to play along, but I’m looking forward to lots of inspiration!!

    Happy Day!

  6. My husband and I took a trip to Italy last summer along with a lot of other places in Europe. We took a long time getting through there and it was so fun! We stayed in Vernazza in Cinque Terra. That was an amazing place!!
    My favorite was Venice and Germany. Oh and I loved gellato!! Pistachio and nutella were my favorites (combined). Oh man, I want to go back now!!! Pesto pizza was also mighty tasty. Yum yum!! Thanks for the reminder–great post!

  7. i have some of those same images from my trip to cinque terre a couple years ago, and i LOVE Rome, i am so jealous i almost started to cry. how inspiring is italy? thanks for sharing, guess i should start saving for a trip there soon!!


  8. Welcome back glad you had a lovely time.
    Italy is indeed a beautiful place thanks for sharing pics of the trip with us.

  9. Wow, the pictures are fab! I hope to be able to travel one day. I have never had gelato but I see it all the time at this store called Whole Foods, and every time I see it I think, ‘I should try that!’ But I never do.

  10. Ciao, che bello vedere Le 5 Terre… io vivo a La Spezia… sono felice che ti siano piaciute..
    hai visto PoroVenere?
    saluti dall’Italia

  11. Oh my, I’m glad you survived the VERY LARGE earthquake! I was in Seattle for a 6.8 quake once, those are really scary.

    Welcome home =)

    ps “Grom” in Manhattan (Carmine and Bleecker in the West Village) has fantastic Italian gelato if you’re looking for some on this side of the Atlantic!!

  12. Oh, I’m so jealous. I love Italy and would love to go back. Oh and how I miss Lemon Gelato.

  13. Ciao, I write from Florence!I love my town and I’m happy you had a nice holiday!Come back early to Italy!
    Your handworks(?) are wonderfull!A lot of greetings… Federica

  14. Mmmm….gelato. I went with friends years ago in December and we ate gelato three times a day whether we were freezing or not.

  15. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous pictures! What I wouldn’t give to live there. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  16. you are making me nostalgic and just a wee bit jealous! Haven’t been in years, but remember cinque terre well, the bridges in florence…and yes, my two gelatos a day!!

  17. Those are fantastic photos. Thanks so much for sharing. How are you feeling?

    What kind of camera do you have?

  18. I just wandered apon your blog via Sew Mama Sew. Your pics made me tear up… I lived in Roma for a short while. Within sight of St Pete’s. Beautiful!

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