Honeymoon Recap: Italy! (part one)
I'll try to keep my exclamation point use to a minimum and not overuse "dreamy" "to die for" or "magical," too much, but man was our 2 week honeymoon in Italy the dreamiest, most magical to die for trip of my life!
We flew from LA to Paris (didn't stay over, just a quick stop) and Paris to Rome. We stayed in Rome overnight to catch up on some sleep and headed out first thing the next morning to Italy's Amalfi Coast where we would be staying in Positano.
Ah, Positano (pictured above). Positano is a gorgeous, chic, coastal town that was simply like nothing I had ever seen in my life. All of the houses and hotels are perched up on cliffs overlooking the water and everywhere you turn are the most spectacular, breath-taking views. This is definitely not a place to go if you have any trouble walking as a simple trip down to the beach practically requires a climbing rope, but based on the fact that we were eating everything in sight, the forced exercise was welcome for me. I would have loved to stay in the hottest hotel in town, Le Sirenuse, however, it was waaay too pricey...so we stayed in The Marincanto up the street (which was also lovely).
This was the view from our hotel room.
On one of my favorite days, we took a speedboat trip to the gorgeous island of Capri (though I feel silly saying it that way, you actually do pronounce it as Cah-pree).
Along the way, we stopped in the Blue Grotto and this was the most exciting part of the day! You have to switch out of your big boat into little rowboats before entering the cave. The opening to get in is so small, you literally have to lay down in the boat or you will crack your head open on the cave rock. Once inside, my eyes almost popped out of my head. The pic above REALLY is the color of the water...only way more beautiful in person. All of the men rowing the boats sing old Italian songs
and it just felt so special and unique.
Another big highlight was accidentally happening upon an Italian wedding. We were taking a daytrip up the coast to Ravello and made a quick stop in a charming coastal town called Amalfi. As we were exploring the town, we noticed some commotion at the Duomo and caught a bit of this gorgeous wedding above.
On to Firenze (Florence) in part 2!