Bongiorno, Quilters and Travlers!
Today, I would like to share my travel journal for Italy.
With the news of devastating floods in Venice this week, I spent a little time reviewing my photos and my journal.
Our Travel Agent
First, I’d like to give a shout out to our travel agent, Lindsay from Passion for Italy.
(This is NOT an affiliate link–Just a very happy customer!)
Lindsay helped us create a customized trip that was the best use of our ten days. She found great deals on B&Bs as well as the best tours in Italy. I recommend her highly!
She helped us find the best places to see and the best guides to take us there. We were so glad we took her recommendations for a walking tour of each of the cities as well as separate semi-private tours of the Colusseum, the Vatican, the Uffizi museum, glass-blowing on Murano, and a water tour of Venice.
Even weeks after our trip, none of us can decide which was our favorite city-Rome, Florence or Venice!
My First Italian Purchase
We didn’t do a lot of shopping, but I purchased this gorgeous leather notebook in Florence.
I doodled and took notes in it whenever I wasn’t snapping photos.
And I had a lot of time to doodle on the looong flight home!
Italian Coffee is the BEST!
One of my favorite memories of Italy was sitting outside in the cafes of Rome, Florence and Venice drinking delicious coffee!
As much as I loved all of the food–I adored the coffee!!!
But then I had to research how to brew coffee in the Moka pot. It’s not at all like my drip coffee maker!
One thing to note about Moka pots–you can’t adjust the number of cups you make. You buy a 3 cup. 6 cup or even a 9 cup pot and brew that amount.
Several weeks after our trip, I spent a quiet afternoon collaging tickets, postcards and travel brochures into my calendar.
I even created a new quilting motif, Roman Columns.
My husband, son and I LOVED our trip to Italy.
We walked hundreds (?) of miles in ten days and covered a lot of ground.
We visited churches, art museums, historical monuments, saw a glass blowing demonstration, and so much more.
And of course, we ate—fish, risotto, pizza, cheese, olives,pasta…
and drank coffee, beer, wine, Aperol spritz.
I’m so glad I have my photos and journal to jog my memory!
Every time I make coffee in my Moka pot it all comes rushing back. (Not sure if it’s the taste or the smell that causes a rush of memory!?)
I’ve shared some of my photos on Silent Sunday and have more to come…
I hope I have an opportunity to return!
YOUR Travel Momentos
What about YOU?
Have YOU been to Venice? or to Italy?
Did YOU keep a journal or photo album?
Have YOU ever used a Moka Pot?
Were YOU lucky enough to see Notre Dame before the fire?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Praying for Venice,
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