So, after our wedding day, we decided we wanted to leave straight off to our honeymoon the next morning. So we booked our flights and after leaving our Bed & Breakfast in a cloud of love, and a car bedecked by our friends with "Just Married" decorations as a surprise, we headed up to the airport and onto our first adventure as a married couple!
We left little RI, for Philly, and then on to my first flight abroad landing in Munich, Germany. We spent a few hours in our layover loafing about the airport, exchanging our dollars for euros and giggling about how we actually could call each other 'husband' and 'wife.' As most flights are, ours was delayed. So, Patrick read and I fell asleep on his shoulder. But FINALLY we boarded our plane to Naples and took off. Arriving in Naples, we saw the beautiful countryside and heard the melodic tones of the Italian language and immediately felt like we were home. Admittedly, it would have been nice if one of us were fluent in Italian --- we got stuck in Naples due to confusion in taking the hydro-foil (a super fast ferry boat) to the island and ended up catching the very last boat. We were exhausted, but overjoyed.
We reached our villa by taxi cab at the top of Capri in the little town of Anacapri, and honestly, passed out. But we woke up the next morning to this:
|This is the view we woke up to every morning. I know...|
We set about exploring, relaxing and enjoying each other for a golden eight days.
|Here's the patio right outside our villa; that's where we had breakfast, read |
and planned our activities for the day!
|Lovely blue Mediterranean waters|
|Steps from our Villa down to the pool!|
|OMG you guys, the POOL.|
|My new hubby at our beautiful gate!|
To avoid this becoming a novel of a post, I want to just share with you some of our favorite moments of the trip!
|The FOOD was amazing. No matter where we went. |
This is a picture of our favorite: pizza a la caprese! (Fresh Mozzarella, Garden Ripe Tomatoes,
Basil, Marinara Sauce).
|Watching the sunset over the shoulder of Mt. Vesuvius, while sipping|
local-bottled wine on our roof-deck.
|My husband is so handsome! ... and check the new European threads!|
We took a trip up to the highest peak in Capri, Monte Solaro (You get there by chair lift!).
|Fancy date in Capri Town.|
|Gorgeous views! (hi, honey!)|
We rented a boat and sailed around the entire island, taking in all the sights and even going for a swim in the Mediterranean!
Our villa was the perfect spot for relaxation together. It was the most beautiful place I've ever seen.
One of my favorite adventures we had was seeing the ancient artifacts and beautiful gardens of the Villa San Michele.
|This was an Etruscan (right, OLDER than the Roman Empire) Sphynx.|
We were told it's good luck to pat the rump!
|Then we walked up the Via Krupp!|
|Yummy dinner for two!|
Our preferred method of travel? Scooter!
For us, the recipe for a perfect honeymoon was equal parts relaxation and adventure!
For our last day of the honeymoon --- we stayed in Naples and journeyed to Sorrento to visit the ruins of Pompeii (the ancient city destroyed but preserved by a volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius).
And as we explored the ancient city, the clouds opened up, and we were drenched! It was amazing! Seeing shelter throughout the ancient city.
|Soaked, but joyful!|
We found an ampitheater...of course...(we're so ridiculous!).
We had the most incredible time in Italy. By the end, responding with "Grazie" or "Perfecto!" seemed natural. We both took a piece of Italy (especially Capri) back with us in our hearts. It has become a special place for us that we plan on returning to as soon as we are able. (There may or not be a goal of retiring there...). With the spectacular sights, astounding history to explore, wonderful and kind people, and beyond delicious food, how could you not fall in love with Italia?
P.S. Oh! Sorry, this post ended up a novel. I really couldn't pick a few favorite moments!