Italian holiday….

Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying sunny June, another month has absolutely whizzed by again! I have been on holiday and Laura is extremely busy with work so our blogging took a bit of a backseat this month! 
Anyhow I had an amazing time in Italy and can’t wait to go back to visit again. These are some photos from the three cities we visited this time round….
We flew to Rome and stayed there for four nights  exploring the city.
Vatican City
We did all the usual tours with the guides but I think we were happiest just spending time wandering all the side streets where there was something pretty around every corner.
Then on we went by train to Florence, which was lovely as we got to see lots of the stunning Tuscan countryside as the train whizzed by.
Florence is an amazing city, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to some of the most beautiful architecture I have ever seen, stunning views down the river Arno and the streets are full of amazing shops…if only I had an empty suitcase to bring it all back!!
We stayed in the Pitti Palace hotel right in the centre of Ponte Vecchio and only a short stroll from the amazing Boboli gardens. 
The hardest part at night was trying to decide which restaurant to dine in as they all looked amazing!
Our favourite was on the Piazza del Duomo right in front of the amazing Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral… 
I was actually a little sad leaving Florence, but we had beautiful Venice to look forward too for the last leg of our trip.
Our hotel in Venice the Pesaro Palace was just gorgeous and had a landing bay for the city waterbuses right outside, perfect for exploring the city by day,
We also enjoyed a thirty minute gondola ride down the canals during our stay
and learnt a few bits about some of the historical buildings of Venice as we sailed on by….
We had a pretty little courtyard garden at the hotel to relax in at night, badly needed after all the walking we were doing during the hot afternoons.
We will definitely be holidaying in Italy again sometime as we really enjoyed our trip! I would love to visit Positano and explore some of the Amalfi coast in the future.
Hope you all have a good week:)
Anne xx

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