On a bit of a whim, my friend Jane and I booked tickets to Italy in December! The airfare was the lowest I’ve seen and I’ve been anxious to return to the land of tiramisu and gelato. My poor man will be home grading papers, but I promised to return bearing gifts. Jane and I met in college and have traveled all over the world together (from Belgrade, Serbia to Savannah, Georgia!) so I know it will be a memorable trip filled with gallery hopping and bellinis. Our itinerary includes Rome and Florence, but I’m also contemplating a day trip to Venice. I would LOVE to hear your favorite boutiques, restaurants, and museums in each city! Any Rome or Florence hotel recommendations would be especially appreciated. Let the planning begin!
(image: Françoise Hardy tosses a coin into the Trevi Fountain, Rome)