The Places We Wish To Go… Italy

The Places We Wish To Go… Italy

Last time the place we were wishing to go to was Hong Kong but today we are dreaming of beautiful Italy. James has been many many times to Italy on business trips but I’m ignoring that today because I have never been so I’ve been finding out all about the place without any influence from James because I love to discover what a country has to offer for myself.

Here are our top reasons why Italy is one of the places we are wishing to go…

Venice is one of the first things that comes to my mind when I think of a trip to Italy. They go hand in hand if you ask me, a visit to Italy would not be complete without seeing Venice. It just blows my mind that there are no roads! A Gondola ride down the Grand Canal with the kids would be a dream 🙂

Photo by RealCarlo on Flickr

Ever since Bugs covered volcanoes in school a couple of years ago and we researched Pompeii for his homework I have wanted to go! It would be amazing to see this ancient city and how it has been preserved. It would be good to climb Mount Vesuvius while we are there too.

Of course I am sure that the reason everyone visits Pisa is to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa but there is also The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption and the Pisa Baptistery that I would love to see. I’d also love to see the awesome street art Tuttomondo by Keith Haring.

Photo by Mariya Georgieva on Unsplash

James has been to Lake Como many times with work but that doesn’t stop it being one of the places I want to visit most in Italy. I’m pretty obsessed by lakes and this one just looks so magical 🙂

Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash

Yes yes it is another lake! This time it’s Lake Garda which is Italy’s largest lake. One of the places in Lake Garda that really caches my eye is Limone Sul Garda – the buildings look gorgeous and the flowers so pretty. Of course the kids would love to visit Gardaland which looks like a really fun day out!

Photo by Marc Zimmer on Unsplash

To be honest I don’t know much about Cinque Terre (other than it is a collection of five villages) but having seen many many beautiful photos online I know that I want to visit this stunning place.

Photo by Keith Zhu on Unsplash

Florence just looks like an amazing place, the first thing I’d want to do is to visit Piazzale Michelangelo to take in a panoramic view of the city. Apparently that is the best place for an incredible view. Visiting the Il Duomo di Firenze would also be high on my list… hopefully my little legs would carry me up all of the 463 stairs (not sure the kids would thank me for that though!). I’d also need to see the Ponte Vecchio which is the most famous bridge in Florence.

Photo by ? Michal Kmeť on Unsplash

I would love to go hiking in the Dolomites, I have seen so many beautiful photos on Pinterest. I’m all about water so would love to go and see the beautiful lakes there. I’ve also seen a gorgeous little church ‘St Johann in Ranui church‘ that I would love to see.

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I would LOVE to visit the Saturnia Hot Springs in Tuscany! It looks amazing! I have never visited a hot spring before and I really really need to! 😉

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Getting to see Milan’s Cathedral in real life would be amazing! What an absolutely incredible piece of architecture. While there we’d love to see The Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The late 15th-century mural painting by the Italian artist is housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Boo would be in her element shopping here in the fashion capital of Europe!

There are so many other places in Italy that we would love to explore these are just a few of our highlights. Have you been to Italy? Where would you recommend visiting?

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  1. Dulce
    April 3, 2019 / 7:45 am

    Love it. Loads of beautiful place in Italy to visit. I would love to go to Dolomites and experience those natural swimming pools.

  2. April 3, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    I have never been to Italy either and it looks very beautiful and somewhere I would like to spend travelling around in a leisurely way. It is so different from anywhere else I have been. your things to see looks like a perfect list to get the most out of a trip

  3. April 3, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    Italy would be an amazing trip. It all just looks so beautiful and I too would love a gondola ride.

  4. April 3, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    We went to Rome a few years ago and loved it. I would really like to go back and visit other places though.

  5. April 3, 2019 / 8:56 pm

    We’ve decided that myself and my husband are going to Italy for my 40th birthday. By then the kids will be old enough to fend for themselves, while we take a nice adults only break! Can’t wait, and those pictures have given me such wanderlust!

  6. Claire | The ladybirds adventures
    April 4, 2019 / 11:52 am

    I want to explore Italy too. We got married in Tuscany and had 2 gorgeous weeks there, almost 8 years ago. Florence is lovely but Lucca was my favourite town in Northern Tuscany. We also vities Santurini springs. I’d love to go back but also to many of the other area you mentioned and Puglia

  7. Clare Minall
    April 4, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    I have never been to Italy but it looks so beautiful, just perfect to relax and refresh. Thanks for showing me another great place to add to my bucket list.

  8. April 4, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    Oh my gosh those photos of those places are amazing. I really want to visit Italy and now I want to go even more!!!

  9. April 4, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    Italy is beautiful. I’ve been to Rome, Milan and Venice and Venice was definitely my favourite. It’s such a unique place.

  10. Wendy
    April 6, 2019 / 8:13 am

    I love Italy! We recently went to Venice and it really is like nowhere else I’ve ever been. We’ve also been to Rome and Florence. Italy really is beautiful, I really hope you get chance to go xx

  11. Sally
    June 10, 2019 / 7:42 am

    I’d love to explore a little more of Italy. I’ve only been to Florence and Pisa and even then, they were flying visits.