Italy

HELLO LOVES

All is well from across the pond, I am starting my first day of school tomorrow and ended this wonderful summer with a trip of a lifetime to Italy. I kept a journal with me on my little get away to record everything I did in a matter of six days. I am very excited to share with you all on what I got to explore during those six days. I apologize in advanced for my lack of fashion/OOTD content, it is going to be a challenge with the amount of clothes I packed with me but I will try my best to take pictures along the way of the new clothes I buy and new stores I discover here in Europe!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2017: ROME, ITALY

Rome in TWO days from start to finish:

THINGS TO DO:

    • Trevi Fountain: go EARLY to avoid the crowds of people
    • Spanish Steps: small shops and boutiques around the area
    • Piazza Novana: beautiful street artwork 
    • Colosseum: purchase ticket online for 14 Euros
    • Pizza, pasta & gelato: the best DEALS to eat at restaurants at a good rate is always lunch time
    • The Vatican: make sure your shoulders AND knees are COVERED
    • Rent a scooter


WHERE TO STAY:

Airbnb, do your research! Like I mentioned in my previous travel blog post from Australia, we had stayed in our very first Airbnb. We stayed at a beautiful Airbnb in the center of Rome, we could walk EVERYWHERE and was easy to get to public transportation

TIPS/ADVICE WHEN YOUR ARE TRAVELING TO ITALY:

    • Bringing comfortable walking shoes
    • Have google translate on your phone
    • Do NOT be afraid to ask questions to the locals
    • If you are staying at a place with a kitchen — go grocery shopping (everything is SUPER cheap and FRESH!)
    • It is totally okay to drink out of the street water fountains, the cleanest water

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 – OCTOBER 1, 2017: AMALFI COAST

THINGS TO DO:

    • Do as many boat tours as much as possible: some take you cliff jumping (Positano) and others take you to the clearest of waters and jump right in the middle of the Mediterranean (Capri)
    • Lay out on the beautiful beaches
    • Purchase street art: the most authentic and most beautifully hand crafted
    • Take a little boat ride in to the Blue Grotto in Capri
    • Hike the Path of Gods
    • Appreciate all the views, pictures do NOT do any of them justice

WHERE TO STAY:

We had booked an awesome deal that came with accommodation, transportation, and activities through a business called EuroAdventures. It was worth every single penny. The accommodation we stayed in had THE COOLEST views of Sorrento. We stayed in a Hostel, which averages up to $20 a NIGHT. Yes, you heard me and it came with drinks and a light breakfast to enjoy in the morning. This was my very first hostel that my friends and I have stayed in!

TIPS/ADVICE WHEN YOUR ARE TRAVELING TO ITALY:

    • Have CASH on hand, a lot of places in Italy do not accept credit or debt cards
    • These towns are known for attracting tourists, if you can prep and pack food ahead of time DO IT. They charge like crazy when you visit these towns
    • Be prepared to walk up A LOT of stairs in Capri and Sorrento, if you want to be up by the beautiful views or dips your toes in the water, you have to remember it is a mission to get from point A to point B
    • Be aware of your time management and your surrounding, we almost missed our train from Naples to Rome to catch our flight back to London! Time management is KEY, our metro train took longer than expected from Sorrento to the Naples Train Station

Order of the cities I got to see in Amalfi: Sorrento, Positano, and Capri

Short story: On the last night in Amalfi, I was at dinner with my friends I traveled with and the new friends we made on this trip. A couple next to us had asked us where we were all from and what we were doing in Italy. The sweet couple from Boston continued to talk to us. At the end of dinner we were getting ready to pack our food to go and pay for the check. The couple had secretly paid for our food and simply told us to enjoy our time abroad and these times with each other. It was their son’s birthday and they just wanted to share a random act of kindness. Small gestures go a long way; my friends and myself continued to sit there in shock and had no words to put together other than “Thank you.” One day, when I am financially stable and traveling the world, I too hope I can share the same gestures that this wonderful couple did for us.

Words cannot describe how PERFECT this trip ended my summer. Can’t wait to continue to share the rest of my journey with you all over the next couple of months. Enjoy lovelies!

xoxo — Bree

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