Belated Honeymoon Post

I'm not going to berate myself for my unsuccessful blogging, but I'm going to try harder!!!

David took me to Italy for our honeymoon in April and I thought I would share some of the highlights with y'all!  I knew I was lucky to travel with my hubby to Europe for this special occasion, but I didn't realize just how lucky I was!  Italy is amazing.  Why? 
My top reasons:
1)Rich in history, architecture, and art
2) Cities we visited were easily accessible and adventurous by foot
3)Beautiful cultural differences
4) So many people...everywhere! 
David relaxing in the Boboli Gardens looking onto the heart of Firenze.

Our first stop was Florence, aka Firenze in Italy.  We stayed for four nights and learned more than I ever imagined about this city!  We joined the ArtViva tour company on a couple days and learned history on the streets and ventured into the Duomo, Uffizi Museum, and the Academia.  Our guides Klaus and Florinda left wonderful impressions on both of us and we highly recommend ArtViva when traveling to Firenze!
Walking across the Arno River in Firenze--we had beautiful weather on our whole trip!

 While visiting Siena, in the Tuscany region, we did a wine tour with Franco and an Australian couple. Franco picked us up in the morning and took us to a a couple vineyards and a delicious lunch in a small town.  The trip was supposed to be from 9-5, but we all had such a grand time, Franco didn't deliver us home until closer to 7.  I loved seeing Tuscany, spending the day with some locals as well as our fun Australian friends, and tasting delicious wine!
At our first vineyard stop with the owner (in the middle) and our lovely Australian friends.

 Our last couple nights were in Venice (Venizia).  We LOVED our hotel!!  They welcomed us with much enthusiasm to celebrate our honeymoon...and gifted us with a bottle of Prosecco.  It was a beautiful bed & breakfast and it made for an unforgettable end of our travels.  Venizia is a neat city, but not only were we worn out from all the excitement, but I did not love how crowded it was with tourists.  What I did love was our canal tour...  
Enjoying Venice from the water...highly recommended!!  We preferred a speed boat tour over a touristy gondola experience ;)

David and I loved being in Italy together.  Prerequisite for our honeymoon: a new place for the two of us to explore together.  And that we did!  For those of you who are curious, we did eat lots of delicious food and drank amazing wine.  But what I loved the most was the beauty and history of this country.  One day...we hope to go back!