When In Rome
The highlight of our summer was exploring Rome and the Amalfi coast! Italy has a special place in my heart. One of my fondest memories is lounging on the beach with my husband in Sardinia, amazed at my growing belly, and choosing the name Arabella for our baby girl. I can also vividly remember the gentle sway of riding in a gondola, my daughter fast asleep in my arms, listening to the gondolier describe the history of the canals in Venice. So I was beyond excited to finally visit Rome and tour the picturesque Amalfi coast. We spent the first few weeks in Rome and to my surprise, even the constant crowds of tourists couldn’t dampen our experience visiting some of Italy’s most famous historical sites, like Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Pantheon.
Knowing that we would be wandering around the city by foot and with the August heat in mind, I was a little nervous about keeping our 3 year old happy in Rome. Even with Arabella being very well traveled, we rarely take a stroller on vacation. Well, thank God we brought along a travel stroller this time! Some days we gave her a map and asked her to help us navigate and on other days, she was in charge of pushing her doll in the stroller, which kept her busy while we took in the sights. So she didn’t sit in it all the time but when she was tired or too hot, or just overwhelmed with the sea of people, the stroller saved us.
After spending time in Rome, we headed to a place that I have heard and read about for years. And it was just as magical as I imagined - beautiful Positano!
We also traveled by boat and spent a few days in Amalfi and Capri.
Just like all of our memorable moments in Italy, this summer vacation was definitely one that I will cherish for years to come!