Travel Diary: Umbria

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When one of your dearest friends is getting married you don’t hesitate to RSVP. And luckily for me her wedding was in Italy, a place I had yet to travel to (thank you Amelia and Dave).  Her family had a home near Perguia in the region of Umbria, this was to be the setting for the wedding and it was idyllic. A picture postcard if you will.  We were staying at an agriturismo near by the wedding house – Sant’Illuminato. It was perfect, an ideal lodging in an ideal setting. Italy had won me over and I had only been there half an hour. (countryside, sunshine, wine and cheese – winner every time)

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Asides from being in a great location the wedding was bringing together friends from all around the world. The wedding itself was incredible and there may have been some tears (sobbing happened), there was certainly some laughs and lots and lots of dancing.  A memorable one for sure. Such a beautiful day.

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In the days after the wedding a group of us made the most of it and headed out on a road trip to Siena. Winding roads and hangovers aside the journey was a picturesque one. Arriving in Siena we made the most of the afternoon by grabbing a seat in the Campo and sipping on some Aperol Spritz. Before purchasing the worlds biggest hat and gelato, and wandering around the town.

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On the way back we stopped for some more meat and cheese (obviously) and stared over Lake Turismo.

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All in all it was a beautiful 5 days, amazing wedding, amazing company and so much good food I didn’t want to leave.

 

Gratzi Mille Italy (and Mr & Mrs Allen)

 

xoxo

 

All Photos by me  – iPhone, Pentax and Olympus X2

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