The Gondolas on a Gondola

 I’ve been dying to share a photo of the Gondolas on a gondola ever since I became a bee and my wish has finally come true!

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Here we are on our gondola. I think the gondolier on my icon is way cuter than this guy.

Mr. G and I spent 10 days in the beautiful country of Italy and had a great time. We ate delicious food (and I drank tons of wine) and visited Rome, Florence, and Venice.

Our first stop was Rome. We arrived at the airport and were picked up by a driver our travel agent arranged for us. Our driver spoke English and pointed out a few sites and gave us a bit of background on major landmarks such as the Coliseum on the way to our hotel. I’m so glad our travel agent suggested getting a driver rather than taking a taxi as we were able to have a quick tour as soon as we got into the city.

We stayed at the Hotel Baubino 181 during out stay in Rome and I highly recommend it. The hotel was gorgeous, and the staff were extremely kind. Moreover, it’s in a great location as it is within walking distance of the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon.

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Mr. G at the Spanish Steps which was a five minute walk away from our hotel.

So what did we do in Rome? We went to all of the big site-seeing spots such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon (which is awesome and free!), the Vatican museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. All of these sites I highly recommend you visit if you are going to Rome. Just be sure to be cautious of your surroundings and belongings as many sites, such as the Trevi Fountain, are incredibly crowded and one could easily be pick-pocketed.

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Mr. G throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain

 We ate some of our best meals in Rome during our honeymoon at restaurants such as Edy, Ristorante caffe da Claudia, and the Pizzarium which was featured on an episode of No ReservationsMr. G also wanted to eat at a really fancy restaurant in Italy and found an English friendly restaurant in Rome called Il Convivo. Let me tell you, this place was fancy. How fancy you ask? The men and women get different menus. The menus for women don’t have prices on them. The menus for men do. That was definitely a new experience for me. The food there was amazing (I still think about their fried zucchini flowers), but the atmosphere was a bit uptight.

We also ate gelato almost every day while we were in Rome. There is a great place right near the Pantheon!

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Eating some amazing gelato near the Pantheon.  I got caramel flavored gelato and it was so rich and delicious.

Is anyone honeymooning in Italy? What sites are you interested in seeing?

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