A few months back, during Summer, my boyfriend and i went to Italy for some much needed sun. If you've been following for a while, you'll remember we did a similar trip a couple of years back. Although we've visited Rome a few times before, we couldn't wait to drop off our luggage, stroll around the city and take in all the culture again.
As most of you will be aware, Italy can get pretty toasty during the summer months (42* recorded whilst walking around #sweaty) so we couldn't wait to explore the countryside with the windows down, music blaring and wind in our hair.
Each night, over dinner and wine, we mapped out where we wanted to go and explore. Throughout the first week we explored Orte, Viterbo, Orvieto, Montefiascone, Lake Bolsena, Bolsena, Marta, Capodimonte, Bagnoregio, Bassano and drove through several other beautiful little villages.
Mornings were usually spent enjoying due cappucini in a quiet square, people watching or climbing up to the local church/tower to get the best viewpoint. As it got so hot around midday, we aimed to seize the day as early as possible and come lunchtime, we headed for the nearest gelato!
There is something so peaceful about wandering at your own pace, taking in all the beauty, of an unknown little town. After a hectic couple of months, John and i appreciated this time to ourselves even more. If you're after a "go at your own pace" kinda break, i would definitely recommend renting a car and seeing where the road takes you!
All photos: Michelle Walker