Italy: The Long Lost Photos
If you've been reading my blog for the past few months, then you know that I traveled to Italy with my family for the second time at the beginning of the summer. Funnily enough, just like the first trip in 2012, this visit to Italy preceded a move to Spain, though I didn't know that would be the case this year. This time around, we stayed with friends at their winery in Orvieto, an Umbrian hill town about an hour north of Roma. Roma is probably my favorite city in the world, but given how tumultuous the spring had been, I was happy to be ensconced in the tranquility of the vineyard instead. Between day trips to Firenze and Citta' della Pieve, I spent my time running through the vines, meandering around Orvieto's narrow alleys, and drinking not insignificant amounts of our friends' excellent wine. (I use the Italian names of these cities because their English counterparts are so clumsy. Similarly, who can bear to utter "Se-VILLE" after hearing the magic "Sevilla" on the lips of locals?) I intended to publish my photos upon my return, but my aging laptop refused to do anything but blur the images when I attempted to edit them. I finally replaced my computer - may she rest in peace - and so, in the spirit of better late than never, I invite you to see Italy through my eyes.