We may not have launched our new, fancy website, but we are about to launch on our fancy trip to Italy…using tons of Starwood Hotel points, these two back packers are staying in 5 Star palaces throughout the country…
As I, Dr. Double Portions, focus on the Adventures section of Cinfully Simple, I started thinking about where to begin writing about Europe; should I write of my hiking through the muddy fields of England, starving to death with the tiny portions served in France, the unexpected tour of the torture museum in Brussels,buying ‘drip stops’ in Switzerland, the peace and comfort you can still have when you lose a credit card in a safe place like Austria, or being in Germany on the Ramstein Airforce Base during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center? But a few weeks ago we decided to go to Italy, so I find myself consumed right now trying to figure out Where To Go In Italy?
Having never been to Italy, and fearful of the money we might spend on leather, shoes, glass, or some latest fashion, I didn’t know where do to start planning our trip. Where should we go? What must we see? How long should we stay in each city? Where should we stay? How do we get from one city to the next? Should we do the more touristy western coast or the Italian Riviera eastern coast? I was clueless.
We landed on the most logical criteria for deciding Where to Go in Italy – Pinterest photos! We looked at Cinfully Simple’s Pinterest pages: “Holy Bucket List” and “World Adventure Addicts” to see which photos came from Italy.
On these Pinterest boards we found photos of colorful houses in a row, scenic cliff-side towns, orange umbrellas on a beach and a pink sand beach – all in Italy. Our itinerary was set; ‘let’s see them all.’
Having been called the Executive VP of Travel and Entertainment by my father-in-law, I figured that I better live up to that reputation. So I mapped out a route that will allows us to see the colorful houses of Burano, the cliff-side town of Cinque Tierre, the orange umbrellas of Positano in the Amalfi Coast, the pink sand beach (Spiaggia Rosa Beach) in the Archipelago Islands and a side trip to enjoy the best pizza on earth in Naples, according to Eat, Pray, Love.