12
Feb

Postcards From Italy

Posted By Heather

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It was 9:30 am.  I had already eaten a tripe sandwich from a street vendor and was now sitting in an enoteca, sampling wines from huge metal casks.  Safe to say, this was the most productive I’d been before 10 am in a long time!

As I sat back swishing my merlot, I thought about the plan for the rest of the day.

A walking food tour through the rest of beautiful Florence.  A trip to see Michaelangelo’s David.  Venturing through one of the world’s most famous art galleries, the Uffizi.  Two 500 steps climbs, one to the top of the Duomo, and another to the top of the Bell Tower (so you could see the Duomo).

And a trip to the world’s best sandwich shop, All’Antico Vinaio, squeezed in for good measure.

At that moment, I realized what millions of other people before had:

I was in love with Italy.

From getting lost in the labyrinth-like streets of Venice to gazing at some of the world’s most iconic symbols in Rome, Italy had a hold on me, and it was never letting go.

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, here’s 14,000 reasons why!

Special thanks to Heather for taking (most) of the amazing photographs and doing (all) of the incredible editing.  If you’re in to fashion, you can check out her new fashion blog here.

Also, huge thanks to Hecktic Travels, whose fabulous “Postcards From” series is the inspiration for this one.

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8 comments

  1. Irene says:

    Wow, these photos are incredible! What did she shoot them with?

    1. Trav says:

      @Irene- Right before the trip, we bought our very first DSLR camera. We went with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 because it’s the smallest DSLR camera on the market, which we figured would be perfect for us as travelers who only ever pack in carry-ons.

      So most of the pictures were taken with that, but I do believe that the two pictures of Florence from above, both of the Duomo and then of the Bell Tower, I took with the regular old iPhone, believe it or not. We did do a tiny bit of photo-editing on some of them (and only a tiny bit, because that’s all we know how to do at the moment).

      Glad you liked them, I think they turned out really amazing as well!

      1. Irene says:

        Wow! I’m sure the natural beauty of the place played a part as well – although it’s good to know that I might be able to capture some great images with just my phone when I finally travel myself.

  2. Those pictures are beautiful! I can’t wait to go to Italy again this summer, I never get tired of it

    1. Trav says:

      @roseraguirreRoser- It’s hard to take a bad picture with such beautiful surroundings!

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