Italia! Part Uno
Italy
Italia! Part Uno
by By Rachel Scatton, Travel Concierge & Founder, Sorted Travel

As my husband and I slowly come down from our Italian high, we are comforted/overwhelmed by the 2500 (!!!) photographs we took on our 10-day holiday. Given that images are the most influential travel-motivator, for the first part of our Italy travel diary I’m going to share a collection of our favorite captures. Then later, will post individual entries focusing on the specific magic of each place we visited.    We did two days in Florence, one night in the Florentine hills and 7 nights on the Amalfi Coast, staying in Positano.  For those that have been to Italy, you know. For those that haven’t: THIS COUNTRY IS A LIVING BREATHING WORK OF ART. May these picutes inspire you to GET THERE !

Oct. 03, 2014

Clockwise from top left: View of Florence at dusk from Piazzale Michelangelo, Santa Maria Novella, poolside at Il Salviatino, Il Salviatino

Clockwise from top left: Amalfi town beach, Positano at night, our gorgeous room at Hotel Palazzo Murat, Villa Cimbrone - Ravello

Clockwise from top left: Me and Matt on Strada Statale 163, Pompeii, Capri, hills of Ravello

Everywhere you turn in Italy there are faces and places filled with history, tradition, passion, stories, faith, hope and positivity. Locals offering plates of food made with love, glasses filled with drinks made with fruit from the same vines for centuries and literally, the most breathtaking scenery you may ever look at in your life. I am getting emotional writing this because that is just what this place seems to do to people. So the next time you and your family think about renting that same house on that same beach at that same time of year (I totally get it –it’s familiar), please consider changing it up. The flights will be more expensive (if traveling from the US..) – but if you can do it, it is worth it. The views alone will repay you. Travel well my friends! XORachel