I must admit, this year started with quite a bang! My husband and I have been fortunate enough to travel to both Hawaii and Italy…all before Summer! Although we “only” had eight days in the romantic country, we jam packed a ton of great sights and and adventures! We started our trip in Milan, followed by Riomaggiore, Florence, and finally, Rome. Between the architecture, food, and wine, I was in heaven with my favorite travel partner! I brought along my Olympus XA2 and Fuji GA645 to capture the trip in both 35mm and 120mm!
While each city gave us inspiration and great times, my favorite part of the trip was the 12 mile hike we did across all five towns in Cinque Terre. I found Pall’s site, Trekguyd, through Trip Advisor. Not only was he an INCREDIBLE tour guide, but he went above and beyond helping Andy and I secure our train tickets and provided wonderful company while we were in Riomaggoire. His knowledge of the area was just as amazing as the scenery! I highly recommend reaching out to Pall if you visit that area – hands down the best part of the trip! It was an absolutely breathtaking experience being on top of the mountains, looking down at the colorful buildings and acres of vineyards. The entire Cinque Terre area stole my heart and I can’t wait venture there again!
Below is a medley of shots from our stay in Italy! Most of the frames are film, however there are some digital shots sprinkled in (mainly any nighttime photos). Italy is a photographer’s paradise and I can’t wait to explore other regions of the country when we return!