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My First Love: Italy

People often remember their “first love” with great fondness. Comparing all others too it. Sometimes wondering about it or yearning for it. (Imagine Portuguese Fado music here).

My first real Travel Love was Italy. I will never regret devoting 2 weeks to learning her curves and discovering her hidden secrets. I will always yearn to go back for more. She is my First Love.

I am thankful that we chose to do an in depth exploration of Italy on our first trip. We started from Rome and traveled as far South as Positano on the Amalfi Coast and as far North as Lake Como and the Island of Bellagio. 

On this trip I had my first taste of the Queen of the Adriatic…Venice! While there I was serenaded in a gondola on my birthday, shopped for glass in Murano and feasted on fresh seafood on the colorful Island of Burano.  

During this trip, we adventured to the Isle of Capri, dined at a winery in Tuscany and explored the cities of Rome, Sienna and Florence. In Florence we saw the David, the Gates of Paradise and toured the Uffizi. We took in so much history during visits to the Vatican, Pompeii, Pisa, Milan and Assisi. It was glorious!

A few years later we returned to Italy diving even deeper into beautiful Venice. I could never get enough of that place! We revisited Verona and Milan before discovering beautiful Varese. Wow! Such timeless charm with spectacular views.

Italy never disappoints me.  I will go back every chance I get. There is still so much more that I need to see, learn and experience.

Italy holds my heart. She is my first Travel Love! Amore mio!

What was your First Travel Love?