how i spent my september vacation

Well, it already feels like ages ago since I went away. But before it becomes a distant memory, I wanted to share my vacation with you all! Here's a little recap of how I spent my September vacation!
first day in volterra

winding cobblestone streets

life in Italy

sipping cappuccino

the view from Cortona

where we stayed in Rome, via Urbana

a gelato truck, and oh, the Coliseum

someone who knows Latin knows what this means

incredible Coliseum against gorgeous blue sky

the Fontana di Trevi: a good place to make a wish

grapes ready to harvest, in the "backyard" of our inn outside San Gimignano

a chapel on the grounds of our inn

the approach to Il Casolare

a view to the pool from the terrace

day trip to Firenze, turning a corner to see Il Duomo

sunset over the Arno

with our charming host Andrea and talented chef Constantino....I want to go back!


Fran said...

Casey, those are breathtaking pics!! Oh, how I am so envious! The scenery, views, the gelato truck and oh yeah, the coliseum ;)...all amazing!! Did you have a chance to go in the Il Duomo? - it's one of my favorites!

casey at loft and cottage said...

I have to admit we didn't go in--or climb the tower. I'd been in it and explored Florence much more when I was there in college. It was such a whirlwind tour this time around. I'm so glad we were heading back to our car parked along the Arno though just at sunset to capture that shot! Bellisima!

Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks and sounds like you had a fabulous vacation! Gorgeous photos!

~ Tracy

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Ooooooo I want to see more. Absolutely loved seeing your photos. Thanks for sharing. Looks amazing.

René said...

Every image looks like a postcard. Makes me want to go!!


My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Every photo is just lovely. I have not been in several years and need to get back. My niece will be in Firenze for spring semester... hmmmm! Looks like it was a perfect trip Casey! ox