When I started blogging back in 2011, I never thought my ‘travel’ posts would transition from Vegas to the Vatican. For quick weekend trips, it helps that nearly all ‘must-see’ cities in Europe are about 90 minute flight from Zurich. I love hearing ‘What to See‘ from friends and fellow bloggers who have already well traveled throughout Europe because almost every city I visit is my ‘first time.’
However, I have a special place in my heart for Italy. Sure, mailing a postcard is an adventure (we were sold fake stamps at a Tabacchi) and watch out for over-priced Espressos, but Rome and Venice are beautiful. My two best pieces of advice for traveling in Rome – bring sneakers and get ready to walk. Also, don’t be afraid to order classic Italian. I stuck to my bland, boring palate and yet had the best spaghetti al Dente Saturday night. From brunch in boyfriend jeans to an intense sightseeing tour, let’s go to Rome…
<Brunch in casual basics and heels before changing into power walking flats. I usually hate ‘boyfriend’ jeans which seem shapeless, but this distressed pair by Zara (recent) get two thumbs up.>
<I highly recommend heels with boyfriend jeans, otherwise my legs look like they’re 2 feet tall.>
<Travel Necklace by the Faire Collection – They reached out to me to share their jewelry which I love especially because it’s so lightweight for travel, but their story caught my attention. The founder of the Faire Collection was studying for her Masters thesis in South America researching ‘poverty reduction strategies.’ Jewelry making was one them and she turned it into a business helping families in Ecuador survive by selling their jewelry globally.>
<Details by Dale– jeans ~ Zara, sweater ~ H&M, necklace ℅ Faire Collection, heels ~ Gucci, sunglasses ~ Prada outlet>
<After three hours of walking, we made it to The Vatican>
Have you been to Italy before or what is city is at the top of your list to visit?
Special thanks to Kim of NorthernCaliforniaStyle for her Savvy Sleepers review. She also just posted about the ‘hot flats’ for Spring including Vans & Birkenstocks if you dare.
See you later this week!