Happy Hump Day, everyone! Today, I don’t have a recipe for you, but instead, a ton of photos from my trip to Italy earlier this month. Actually, I say “ton” but this is a very small percentage of the photos I took. To give you a brief overview, my family and I first stayed in Rome for 4 days and enjoyed taking some tours, then headed out to the Italian countryside for a week in Preggio, Perugia and a few other cities within driving distance.
It was actually in Preggio and Assisi that I suffered from a serious panic attack due to freelance work emails and being overwhelmed with how much work needed to be done once I returned home. Talk about infringing on a great vacation. Now that I’m back home it’s gotten better but anxiety is now something that I struggle with more seriously. If there was one thing this trip taught me, it’s to not stretch yourself too thin because it will catch up with you in a huge way.
On a lighter note, I really loved Rome and walking around the city amongst buildings that held so much history. Overall it was a tremendous experience.
Our amazing tour guide Antony
The House of Vestal Virgins
The first of many fancy churches
Here is what I would show servers and chefs when I went out to eat with my family (yes, I know vegana is the feminine version, google translate didn’t know that I was female! 😉 ). It was SUPER helpful!
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To those of you who are traveling in Italy, especially if you're with people that aren't vegan, I highly recommend keeping something like this on your phone to show servers/chefs. 90% of the places I've been are traditional Italian restaurants and this has been SUPER helpful! This way, there's a very small chance of there being a miscommunication. Yay! ???
Il Margutta Ristorarte – a vegetarian restaurant with many delicious vegan options; not to mention, walking distance from my hotel!
St. Peter’s Basilica (those letters at the top are 5′ tall, to give you a sense of scale)
Villa Torlonia – Mussolini’s Villa
Mausoleum of Constanzia
St. Agnese Basilica
Preggio, Italy – complete with some of the many swallows always flying around
Tiny Preggio on the hill top
My Sister and I at Ristorante La Castagna Di Piccioli Luca – Preggio, Italy
Agriturismo Bellona – Down a tiny dirt road I had one of the best meals of my trip.
Preggio, Italy – A view from the farmhouse in which I stayed.
Castiglione del Lago:
A final farewell to Italy
If you have any questions about any of the photos or my trip to italy, just leave a comment below! 🙂