guest post: northern belle diaries {honeymoon in italy}

I’m very excited to have Lisette from Northern Belle Diaries on my blog today! I have been following her blog for a while now and am so impressed that she has already jumped into design… mainly because I still don’t know how to make a button {not kidding}.  I guarantee you will love her sense of humor and how genuine she is. Plus, who doesn’t want to see a bunch of beautiful photos from Italy?


Hello, lovely readers of Postcards from Rachel! I’m Lisette, and I write over at Northern Belle Diaries.  I recently just started my blog designing business after designing my blog. If you, or someone you know, are in need of a bloggy face-lift, please look at my page for more information!

Lisette at Northern Belle Diaries
When Rachel asked me to guest post, I was over joyed. I tend to ramble a lot, and out of fear of boring you all, I decided to go along with the theme of her blog — travel pictures. My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon, and I’ve been meaning to post some of my favorite pictures for you all to enjoy. Here’s a glimpse of our honeymoon:
We arrived in Rome at about 9am local time, and we had just enough time to drop off our bags at our rental apartment and crossed one of the many bridges over the Tiber River and into Vatican City. Lo and behold, Pope Benedict was there giving a public address in St. Peter’s Square.
My favorite part of St. Peter’s was the duomo. Our tour guides told me that you can stand two Statues of Liberty on top of each other and fit them under the dome. Also…I learned that the tiny little letters inside the gold ring are 10 feet in height, whereas the ones on the outer ring are six feet in height. Goes to show you how high this duomo actually is. Absolutely breathtaking!

When we went to Venice, we took a small water taxi over to Murano Island. That’s where the famed mouth-blow glass is made. I was so smitten by these hand-painted little goldfish inside glass that an employee gave me one.

The ruins of Pompeii were out of this world. There was still black ash blowing around, even after all these centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Can you believe these murals?
My husband had a little too much fun in the ruins of Pompeii. I don’t even know if this was allowed.
The Trevi Fountain was one of my favorite spots of Rome.

The golden doors of the Baptistery in Florence were pieces of art I studied in AP Art History. I came to find out only recently that these are replicas, as the originals were undergoing extensive restoration.

Last but not least, my favorite place of all in Italy: Cinque Terre. We stayed in Monterosso al Mare. The waters of the Italian Riviera were just breathtaking!
I hope you enjoyed this little taste of Italy. I oddly felt like I was at home in there.  It is such a romantic country!
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  • Ashlee Christopher

    Seriously stunning wow!! GORG!
    Thank you for sharing

  • Shellsea

    Wow! Thanks for the intro to a new blogger friend!

  • Rea T

    beautiful place, i’ve been wanting to go to italy!
    stopping by to say aloha! thanks for the follow and i’m following you back…