In Chicago, we tend to get a little overexcited about the smallest sign of spring. The months of January and February are long and brutal so the slightest hint of warmth and color cause us to ditch our coats, trade boots for flats, and pull out every pastel in our wardrobe. It’s a little ridiculous.
The arrival of spring inevitably leads me to think about summer- the al fresco dining, rooftop cocktails, and vacation plans. I am absolutely dying of excitement over here- because I just booked my ticket to Italy! (Cue all the pizza, wine, and spaghetti emojis) My good friend is an amazing human and is getting married at a villa in Tuscany, and you bet I’m going!
Actually, I almost didn’t. Unfortunately, Denny can’t go, and I feel a little selfish going without him. Plus, I’m bad at planning trips, and I tend to get a lot of anxiety right before I leave. (What if I don’t pack the right things? What if something happens? Should I be spending the money?) But, per my post last week, I’m trying to take advantage of opportunities while I still have the freedom to do so! And a girls’ trip to Italy to see a great friend get married? I’d say that counts.
I went to Italy about 10 years ago (omg I’m so old) when I was studying abroad in Paris, but I was a very poor college student blindly following other poor college students on a last-minute trip idea. So I need recommendations this time! We’ll be flying into Rome before heading to Tuscany for the actual wedding so let me know if there are any must-see spots along the way. (Of course, I’m secretly dying to make it to Positano, but I’m not sure that will be possible.) AHHH now give me all the pasta!!