Travel: Roman Holiday

The New Trevi Fountain, Rome. photo: Colleen Kohse
The Newly Opened Trevi Fountain, Rome. photo: Colleen Kohse

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Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday
Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (taken from google images)

I’ve been meaning to do a  travel post since my last holiday but it’s been so crazy lately that I ended up having to hire a friend to go around Italy to capture some nice shots for this post.

Well that’s not exactly true. It’s just that a friend got to go to places in Italy that I’ve not yet been to and took some remarkable photos and of course she had the most amazing time.  Because as she puts it “when you need a ‘spiritual’ lift, there’s no better place than the sights and delights of Italy!”  So much history, so much art, so much fashion, so much food, so much style, so much…….everything.

My new favourite scooter. photo: Colleen Kohse
My new favourite scooter. photo: Colleen Kohse

I agree. Twice I’ve been to Italy but never made it to Rome.  Crazy, right?  I’ve seen Milan, Venice and almost every quaint little corner of Tuscany including Florence.  On my second visit I had to make a choice for a little side trip either to Rome or to Florence. Because of my timing situation I chose Florence.

Sunset in Florence. photo: Colleen Kohse
Sunset in Florence. photo: Colleen Kohse

Florence is smaller, there’s lots of fabulous famous art everywhere and it’s such a beautiful, walkable city.  I need to make a separate trip to Rome.  And then I need to go to Lake Como and Capri.  Sooooooon!

These pictures will whet your appetite for your next viaggio molto bella.

Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo, on Lake Como. photo: Colleen Kohse
Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo, on Lake Como. photo: Colleen Kohse
photo: Colleen Kohse
photo: Colleen Kohse
Outside a perfumery in Montipulsiano. photo: Colleen Kohse
Outside a perfumery in Montipulsiano. photo: Colleen Kohse
Sorrento. photo: Colleen Kohse
Sorrento. photo: Colleen Kohse
Mini mannequins (taken thru window) Rome. photo: Colleen Kohse
Mini mannequins (taken thru window) Rome. photo: Colleen Kohse
photo: Colleen Kohse
photo: Colleen Kohse
Funky Hotel Furniture. photo: Colleen Kohse
Funky Hotel Furniture. photo: Colleen Kohse

 

Colleen’s impressionIt’s all about colour in Italy. From pastels to brights, the shops are springing up in splendid colours.

Market in Como. photo: Colleen Kohse
Market in Como. photo: Colleen Kohse
photo: Colleen Kohse
photo: Colleen Kohse
Holy Cannollis
Holy Cannollis.  photo: Colleen Kohse
Anti Pasta
Anti Pasta in Como Market.  photo: Colleen Kohse

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Ciao Bella!
Ciao Bella!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel/Lifestyle/ART – Tuscany

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 It’s pretty  straightforward.  I want to live like an Italian.italy8

There are too many likes.  From the Renaissance paintings and sculptures of artists like Michaelangelo and Botticelli in Florence,  to medieval villages, historical towns, castles and country churches scattered all over a vast territory of rolling hills.  Romantic architecture abounds.

the house that was used to film "Under the Tuscan Sun"
the house that was used to film “Under the Tuscan Sun”

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Simply prepared delicious food: lunch on the terrace overlooking ancient vines and olive groves, wine, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Aceto Balsamicos, and Gelatos.

Vespas and fast luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani & Maserati.

 

Style in general which includes a well-tailored desire to look alla moda.

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I’m sure I missed a few things but this pretty much sums it up.

Photos: d. king

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Pagani

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