I leave for Italy in one week and I am absolutely ecstatic.  On the itinerary are stops in Florence, Tuscany, Rome, and Sorrento.  I feel like no matter what my expectations could be, they will be exceeded.  All I know is that the shopping in Florence, cooking classes in Tuscany, tours in Rome, and beach days in Sorrento probably won't be anything short of amazing.  To gear up for this trip, my kind of research involves looking through photographs... here are some that I have found and love!

bicycles in florence

love in tuscany

Gelato in Rome

Vespas in Sorrento