Our Holiday Abroad | Sorrento

Hi Lovely!

I can’t believe I’m almost done with my recap(s) of my wonderful trip to Italy. We just covered Fletch and mine’s time in Florence and now we’re on to Sorrento!! We traveled south to stay in this adorable town because I wanted to see Pompeii while in Italy. I don’t want to get into too much just yet so let’s get on to the day by day recap!

Day One
Our journey from Florence was an interesting one. First we took a train from Florence to Naples then switched to another train to finish our journey. We ended up grabbing the longer, cheaper train out to Sorrento from Naples which meant an hour and a half of standing with our suitcases on a hot, crowded train. Needless to say, we were VERY excited when we arrived in Sorrento and were able to get off the train. We ended up getting there about an hour earlier than our scheduled shuttle was to meet us so we sat in the shade and chatted. It was a nice, relaxing way to wait. Located in the same building as the train station was a travel agency. We decided to throw caution to the wind and book a last minute trip along the Amalfi Coast. We had talked about it when planning our itinerary but decided to take it off to save money.

After our long wait our shuttle picked us up and we were off to see our beautiful hotel. Our travel agent splurged in Sorrento since we would be there the longest (and I’m so glad she did!) We pulled up to the Hotel Cristina and I was in awe. The hotel was built right into the side of the mountain. Our room had a beautiful balcony that looked over the city. We couldn’t have asked for a better hotel.

hotel-view-in-sorrento

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Our Holiday Abroad | Florence and The Cinque Terre

Hi Lovely!

This is the third edition of my travel recap! I shared about our adventure in London and our time in Venice and now it’s time to chat about Florence! We spent three nights in Florence so let’s get into the day to day.

Day One
We arrived in Florence via train and got a bit lost trying to find our hotel. It was a very hot day and lugging our luggage through the city was less than ideal. It was a ten minute walk that turned into a 30 minute adventure when we got turned around. We eventually found our hotel and decided to have a little rest in the room to cool down. I feel like there isn’t much protection from the heat in Italy and the best place to find an AC was our hotel. After cooling down we ventured out to find my new favorite store, Flying Tiger. It’s like a mix of Daiso and IKEA. So cute! We then grabbed dinner and turned in.

hotel roof

Our hotel’s rooftop!

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Our Holiday Abroad | Venice

Hi Lovely!

This is the second post in my super-awesome recap of my honeymoon. I previously posted about my time in London (click HERE to read all about it) and now we’re on to Venice!

Fletch and I spent three nights in Venice after leaving London. We took a private water taxi right to our hotel from the airport and that was pretty amazing. We had the whole boat to ourselves. It was wonderful being taken directly to our hotel too. We didn’t have to wander around Venice dragging suitcases or getting lost.

Day One
After arriving in Venice we decided to stick pretty close to our hotel. Our hotel, Hotel Christina, was positioned in the best location right on the water and it had a ton of restaurants and touristy-things close by. We walked down the main tourist drag, looking at souvenir shops and stopping to gaze at the Bridge of Sighs. We took it pretty easy just walking about and finally grabbing some food. We decided to stop at a restaurant near our hotel and we both had margherita pizza. It was the most delicious pizza of my life! Yum! (Alright now I want pizza.) After food we went back to the hotel and watched VH1 Italia. About every other song was in English and we enjoyed hearing something familiar. We finished off the night with a quick trip up to the top of our hotel to see the view. Needless to say it was gorgeous. We sat up there for a little while then headed off to bed.

bridge of sighs

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