Even though I am no longer in Italy I am still looking back at the hundreds of photos I took on the trip. So bear with me more Italy posts to come. Photography has always been a good distraction for me especially when life throws you curveballs and obstacles to overcome. One of the things I love about Tuscany is the smell of leather pouring out onto the streets from all of the amazing stores and one charming jewelry store after another. Many unusual and affordable finds. 👜 #siena#tuscany#italianshopping
Tourist traps are the worst. That’s why we always try to make friends with locals wherever we go. I did not travel thousands of miles to be trapped into a mediocre experience! We visited the town of Siena for a night and we ended up at an eatery away from the tourist and busy streets, suggested by a local as his favorite spot. IT WAS AMAZING! Even better the next day the owner who doesn’t speak English gave us a cooking class to make three types of pasta, a meat dish and a local dessert from scratch. His daughter translated, they opened us up a bottle of wine (the daughter initially politely said no because they don’t serve wine during class and her Dad insisted she open a whole bottle for us for free) and we had a grand old time. While he watched us attempt to follow his directions he prepped the restaurants pasta for when the restaurant opened next to us. I’ve never taken a cooking class before and for my first time to be with an authentic Italian Mom and Pop restaurant owner in Italy is just fantastic. Of course we ate everything we made. My Mom texted and asks if I’m considering a career change now and you know what, no one died from my cooking, so anything is possible! Bonus was his daughter asked me to leave my card to help them with marketing. Pay me in pasta and we have a deal! 🍝 #traveldiaries
She is at a place in her life where peace is a priority and negativity cannot exist ✨ . I found peace in this terrace in Siena Italy. I always say it’s not vacation without a balcony. It’s my only requirement. There’s something special about opening the door to the fresh air every morning. Even the birds felt how peaceful it was 🤣 @victoriagmayo @smmcloug What brings you peace while traveling?! .
Siena ❤️ Le ultime foto sono il ritratto della mia disperazione come olio su tela, tanto per rimanere in tema artistico. Bisogna ammettere che Matteo sa far foto solo ai tetti, ed io so solo esprimere la mia immensa stanchezza ( se fossi stata leggermente più fotogenica e meno espressiva, forse sarebbero state foto più aesthetic ). Per il resto, magico. #tiredbuthappy#dayoff#kisskiss