August 8, 2022
Revenge Travel | Busting out and loving it!
The last few years put a bit of a damper on world travel for some of us. But a return trip to Italy was definitely on the docket for this summer. Beyond the luminous summer sunlight, the sparkling Mediterranean, and the daily doses of gelato, was of course the architecture. We toured museums and monuments like it was our job, punctuated with breaks for prosecco, pasta and prosciutto. Italy dazzled and delighted and I thought they’d have to drag me out of the Pantheon by my toes. The memories will last a lifetime.
Living in United States, so much revolves around the “new” – new technology, new apps on our new devices and new things for our new houses. This summer, we were reminded of what it feels like to be emersed in history – ancient history, famous history and history that is woven into our everyday modern life. Our apartment in Rome was 105 (we counted them!) travertine steps up from a secluded courtyard off Via del Babuino, a charming and historic street with shopping for the seriously style conscious. In Pompeii we saw archeologists working with their tiny hammers and brushes under the blazing sun to uncover stone mosaic floors that are thousands of years old. And along the dramatic Amalfi coastline, we mistakenly got off a commuter ferry in the wrong town and were stranded there for a bit…. but that’s another story entirely.