Family explorations in the Villa of Tiberius, picking wildflowers, capturing reflections, and hiding in tunnels. Fascinating ruins of a summer villa that belonged to a Roman Emperor, who reigned from 14-37 AD, located right on the Italian seaside. We had the entire grotto to ourselves! A small museum holds incredible treasures found in the grotto, which we also had completely to ourselves! Sperlonga was thought to be a place where the legendary Odysseus landed for some time, hence the works from the Odyssey that decorated the place. Then into the white washed walls of the small village surrounded by hillsides of cacti, discovering its quirky paintings on electrical covers, tile decor, and amazing seafood dishes. It was expensive but we sat right on the piazza by the beach for lunch- totally worth it. My new favorite dish: marinated anchovies on buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil!! Their risotto alla pescatora (seafood risotto) was divine as well! This was one of my favorite day trips that we have taken to date!
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!