July was filled with memorable travels to the diverse and beautiful country of Italy.
We began our journey flying into Roma and then headed directly to the Amalfi Coast. My husband, David aka @hotelsnob and I have visited this area of Italy and continue to be drawn into its beauty!
The Monastero Santa Rosa is a gem. Once a 17th Century monastery, and now after a decade of renovations, is a majestic luxury boutique hotel.
I just can’t get enough time in the lush gardens that are beautifully curated around the property, which lend to such peaceful moments. We had a memorable visit with Executive Chef Christof Bob, as he toured us around his private gardens grown for use in the kitchen. This is where the staff prune herbs and vegetables for the day’s service. How could there possibly be yet another extraordinary view? The gardens terrace even higher on the land and lends to a different vantage of the hotel and Sea beneath. Add in the spa and unique outdoor gym curated to see just the right views to keep us motivated to workout and I’ve absolutely been transported to a place that I don’t want to leave!
Click over to @ahotelsnob review of the Monastero Santa Rosa for more details and gorgeous photos of the property!
Traveling to diverse Italy and experiencing the Coast of Amalfi, Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Puglia, Roma and the magnficent Dolomites, we have learned of the cultures great passion for caring for the land, restoring historical architecture, their love of family and daily enjoyment of fresh foods grown from their soils. Italy certainly has our heart.
Through our global adventures, we’ve realized that there is nothing quite like experiencing the sights of the land from the water.
And so when it is doable, our travels always include a day or two of exploring from the vantage of whatever body of water our destination offers us. And the sights to see of Italy are magical!
The Amalfi has breathtaking views that are well worth the effort of renting a boat. On our most recent trip to Italy, we began our ‘tour’ and traveled down the Coast to Positano. And stopped “for much needed errands”: obtaining fresh local charcuterie for the day! Our captain then took us to the lovely island of Capri, where we anchored and were picked up by the staff at Il Irccio for lunch on Anacapri. (More photos and descriptions of our other travels by boat along the coasts of Italy to come in future posts!).
If you don’t have Italy (or this side of Italy!) on your bucket list—I recommend an edit! You will depart with beautiful memories from your visit to a coast like none other!
Be You and Thrive
Accommodations: Click here for @ahotelsnob review and more details
Restaurant on Anacapri: Il Riccio
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