Thursday, May 5, 2011

Viva Italia

Hello blog friends!
I feel like it's been crazy since we moved - I'm ready to get back into my blogging groove

So to bounce back
here is the third or fourth part (can't remember - see I'm really in a haze) of our honeymoon!
We stayed at the Hotel Bellevue Syrene in Sorrento, which has some serious history:

Syrene, a luxury charm hotel in Sorrento,  goes back to ancient times. The Roman remains and the wonderful grottoes dating back to the 2nd century BC, reveal the love the emperors had for this magical place set between wonderful greenery and azure sea. 
The current villa of Sorrento’s  5-star hotel  rises, in fact, on the foundations of a much bigger Roman villa where Emperor Augustus was exiled for political reasons. 
It was the Earls Mastrobuono who began the construction of the current villa in 1750 for their summer vacations, and it was only in 1820 that a cosy hotel of about 30 spacious and comfortable rooms was created, within an oasis of peace and outstanding natural beauty.

See what I mean?!?

Getting there was a long day!
totally worth it

champagne and grapes

an amazing view

we popped open some champagne
fed each other some grapes
and relaxed

after that 
we headed to the "beach"

our hotel was at the top of a cliff, so there were many stairs
there was an elevator, but we were ready to stretch our legs

me sans makeup

The next day we work up to an amazing breakfast
The hotel had a machine where you put in a whole orange in the top and it made fresh squeezed OJ

T, of course, was dying to catch the score of the Auburn game!
they won - Happy Honeymoon to him!

this was the breakfast terrace, which was closed due to rain
sad day

This is one of the rooms
isn't it gorg - look at that ceiling!
about to head out to explore

well, that's all for now
We are headed home for Mother's Day and my bro's graduation!
Tres excited!
Much Love!


Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wow, y'all really packed a lot in to your honeymoon! I hope to see and do all that someday myself! And I just love that last picture of you and T-- you look stunning!

Sara Louise said...

You honeymoon was heavenly! Gorgeous photos. Love your maxi dress :-)

Miss Southern Prep said...

You are so pretty! That looks like an amazing part of the honeymoon! Everything is so gorgeous!

Jenny said...

oh my gosh! Looks so amazing. That clift...beautiful.

Molly said...

Your pictures make me want to go back to Italy SO badly!

Have a great weekend!

Bella Michelle said...

Oh my stars, how perfect!!! Your honeymoon looks like the most wonderful beginning to this new season of life. Y'all are just adorable and btw, you look beautiful sans makeup!

Happy Friday!

Sam {} said...

gorgeous pictures!! the picture of the cliff is just stunning .

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Honey, you sans makeup = so pretty! I think I have to have a full face of makeup on to look like you without any at all! :)

Ya'lls honeymoon looks absolutely amazing. Ian and I will be just returning from our honeymoon one month from now. We'd like to go to Europe at some point together (he has been to Scotland before) but for the honeymoon we'll be beachin' it in the DR.

Hope life in the pink house is swell!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

It really doesn't get any more romantic than that! The view, the beach, the quiant market...*sigh* that looks like a little slice of heaven! Have a great weekend with the fam, and Happy Mother's Day!

Michele said...

Amazing photos! I always want to comment on each one or hit "likes this" like I'm on facebook :) You look fab without makeup. Enjoy the weekend with your family and congrats to your little bro!

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

Sorrento looks amazing! I second that you look great without jealous :)

Um, also I have been looking for a maxi dress like that everywhere. Do you mind sharing where you got it?

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Aw, looks like so much fun! Italy has been #1 on my list for awhile! Looks beautiful

Jamie Skloss said...

I stumbled onto your blog the other day-love it! Sorrento is so wonderful--tres romantique!

Newlymeds said...

Ah, Itlaia! It is my favorite country! Looked like an incredible trip!

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