A couple of weeks ago I went on holiday with Rob and his family to Italy.
We were based in the town of Todi, in Umbria (Wiki page here) which was very beautiful and surrounded my stunning views.
While we were there we got a chance to go wine tasting at the Cantina Roccafiore and tried some of their delicious wines.
It was the first time I had tried dessert wine and I quite liked it. The scenery around the vineyard was too good to miss.
We were staying in a villa not far from there and most of our time was spent in/ around the pool with the odd trip into Todi.
It was my birthday while we were away. In the morning we went for a coffee in Todi.
Afterwards we went for a meal and everyone made me feel special.
A group of us had decided in advance that we wanted to visit Rome for a couple of days at the start of the second week of the holiday to break the trip up a bit. Rob and I stayed in a little guest house called 'I Tre Moschettieri' or 'The Three Musketeers'. I chose it partially based on the name - I thought Rob would like it but it was also in a great location - very close to the Trevi fountain. The room was lovely and it was called 'la Principessa' which I liked.
The first day was spent wandering around the city. Unfortunately the Trevi fountain was closed but we still saw a lot in our short time in Rome.
We saw the Pantheon
The Victor Emmanuel Monument
And of course - Roman ruins.
In the evening we went out for a drink in an ice bar - the first time I've been to an ice bar.
On our second day in Rome, we went to the Vatican...
Before we left Italy we had to have day in Todi and just explore the town. The town is on a hill so you get great views.
We visited the Roman cisterns under the town
We even found some yarn bombing and a yarn shop
The snake was very impressive - we also saw crocheted owls, a bike, and toadstools attached to the trees.
We had a great holiday and really loved a chance to relax and enjoy the hot weather. Back to sunny Sheffield for me now but it's nice to be back and see everyone again.