Thursday, February 16, 2012

Honeymoon:: Ravello, Italy

I hope all of you had a love-filled Valentine's Day! My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at home, complete with champagne and chocolate dessert. He surprised me with beautiful long-stem roses and a gorgeous Ippolita necklace, which I can't wait to wear! We also spent the evening looking through the latest compilation of our wedding pictures. Our photographer put together a keepsake photo journal filled with our favorite shots... It's such a great way to relive the most wonderful day of our lives!

While I have shared some of our wedding photographs on Ella Modern, I realized haven't posted any pictures from our AMAZING honeymoon! We spent more than two weeks relaxing in London, Florence and the Amalfi Coast. The trip was unbelievable and unforgettable!

So, over the next month, I'll share our favorite highlights from the trip. If any of you are considering an Amalfi Coast vacation, be sure to send me a note for a full list of recommendations. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Ravello, the Amalfi Coast's most peaceful and charming town, has an air of sophistication, glamour, elegance. The town is situated high in the cliffs and offers breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Salerno.

We stayed at the luxurious Palazzo Sasso, a five-star hotel converted from a 12th-century palazzo. The views from almost every point on the property were mesmerizing! Here, we savored a true taste of Italian cuisine, as the hotel is home to a two-Michelin star rated restaurant, one of the best in the Amalfi Coast.

We were lucky to be in Ravello during the annual music festival. The renowned Ravello Concert Society was hosting a performance in an outdoor, castle-like setting, just a few minutes from the Palazzo Sasso. We decided to have a quick cocktail and antipasto before our night out.

Ravello is situated high, high up in the cliffs. Sitting by the pool, in the manicured garden, was the most relaxing way to spend the morning.

And, if the afternoon, we would venture to our private beach club down on the water. Trust me when I say, it was extremely hard to leave!

Beautiful gardens, lush greenery and family-owned vineyards fill Ravello's landscape. The colors of the flowers against the cliffs and pastel buildings were simply stunning. I found myself in awe as I explored the quaint town.

We enjoyed one last lunch on the patio before having to leave this magical place... Ciao, Ravello!


  1. Lovely photos! P and I were planning to do that for our 1yr anniversary (surprisingly it's the one place he hasn't been in europe that i have!) but bc of japan we're going to wait until next year. I'll def reach out for recos then!

  2. Hi there! My husband and I are leaving for our Amalfi coast honeymoon on Tuesday. I know this post is from 2 years back but we would love to hear your recommendations!