Now that my senior year in college is in full swing, I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to talk to you all about my amazing summer vacation. Some of you might have already seen the pictures on my Instagram (PriscillaMrtnz), Twitter or Tumblr but I wanted to give you all a deeper look into my time in the beautiful Italia. I went on this trip with my parents as part of my twentieth birthday celebration (though my birthday is in October). I’m so blessed to have such loving parents! They’re the ones who made it all possible.
This was my second time in Europe. I had the chance to visit France, England and Spain when I turned 15, but I enjoyed this trip a whole lot more. I think you appreciate things a lot more when you’re older.
We began our journey in Rome…
Here I am taking a stroll down the beautiful city. I love how narrow the streets are, and the architecture is timeless.
My first Italian meal: grilled chicken, pasta and veggies, and squash all lightly glazed in olive oil.
This is probably my favorite picture from the entire trip! Props to my dad. Visiting the Colosseum meant a lot to my parents and I. So many martyrs shed their blood here.
My mom and I outside of the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican (please excuse my overly exposed legs).
Here I am outside of the Altare della Patria or Altar of the Fatherland.
We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, but I snuck in a picture (or ten).
Florence is beautiful! I love the architecture as well. The shopping wasn’t too bad either. They sell so many leather goods.
At the Boboli Gardens located behind the Pitti Palace.
I’d been wanting a picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa for so long! My wish came true 🙂
I love this picture of my mom and dad!
So beautiful! The small boats in the photo are taxis!
This was taken after I cut my hair at BH Salon. The service was so great!
We didn’t get to ride a gondola. It was way too hot!
I had an amazing time in Italy. There was so much to see! The people were so friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait to visit Europe again 🙂
Have any of you been to Italy or anywhere else in Europe? What was your experience like? Please share in the comments below!
Have a great day, everyone!