I am just returning from a family trip to Italy. I thought you might enjoy hearing some details about my trip, so I’m sharing some highlights. First stop Rome, we stayed at Baubino 181. It’s a boutique hotel right off Piazza del Popolo. Our first evening we had drinks at Hotel de Russe (gorgeous garden setting) then dined at Roscioli Salumeria. Our second day we spent the day roaming the streets of Rome taking in the sites and then it was dinner at Nino. The food at Nino was great (service a bit icy) but we enjoyed the street side setting. We had coffee at the original Sant’ Eustachio il Cafe and lunch at Pizzaria Da Baffetto. Next it was off the Puglia, it’s just a 1 hour flight from Rome. The Rome Airport might be one of my all time favorite airports (the Eataly food court is insane). When we arrived in Puglia we rented a car and headed straight to Masseria Cervarolo. A stunning family run Masseria in Ostuni. The setting, grounds, decor, food, and service were outstanding! We enjoyed several 6 course dinners during our stay at the hotel, and the most amazing breakfasts. Everything prepared at this property is made with local ingredients and all the pastries are homemade. It truly exceeded our expectations. We fell in love with Ostuni, the town square is bustling with locals. We had dinner at Osteria del Tempo Perso at the top of Ostuni (request a table in the cave). The views from the top are spectacular. Our second evening it was dinner at Piazetta Grande Ostuni a gourmet meal served in a historic cathedral. We had amazing sandwiches at Les Sandwiches in Ostuni. We visited Polignano a Mare, Alberobello (famous for their trulli’s), and Lecce. Also on our itinerary was a day at Cocarro Beach club for a beach day and some shopping at Orsina Dansai. We enjoyed afternoons relaxing poolside at the beautiful Masseria and tasting all the amazing wines from Puglia. A truly special part of Italy that we can’t wait to go back and visit.
Packing List – Away Bigger Carry On (amazing what you can fit in there) & Longchamp Personalized Le Pliage Travel Bag
Dresses –Ulla Johnson Puff Sleeve Dress // Mille Kiki Dress // Mille Victoria Dress // Rhode Puff Sleeve Dress (similar here) // Hill House Nap Dress
Bottoms – AYR Short // AYR Pant
Tops – Alex Mill Cardigan // Aviator Nation Ninja Pullover (so cozy for the plane) // Artiza SS White Button Down // Clare V. Ciao Tee // Jung Maven Tee // Zara Cream Blazer
Shoes – Beatrice Valenzuela Slides // Mystique Rhinestone Slides (similar to mine) // Isabel Marant Slides // Vans Slip Ons
Accessories – Janessa Leone Packable Hat // Ray Ban Aviators (gold colorway)
Pictures – 1st Lecce // 2nd Polignano a Mare // 3rd Masseria Cervarolo Pool
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