Iceland with Mary Marsh
Iceland with Mary Marsh
Mary in Iceland proudly holding a 2,000 year old chunk of ice from a glacier.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is in Southeastern Iceland. The setting used for scenes in two James Bond films: A View to Kill in 1985 and Die Another Day in 2002, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, and Batman Begins in 2005.
Iceland has many beautiful waterfalls.
The continental divide. Half Northern American and the other Eurasia.
Divino Tredici (13) in Menaggio (Lake Como) was our favorite restaurant. Standout item, the beef carpaccio!
We whizzed up to Switzerland and took a ferry tour of Lake Lugano; beautiful too, but our hearts belong to Lake Como.
Leaning Tower of Pisa nonsense
We stopped by the Leaning Tower of Pisa for the obligatory photos.
Cooking class in Greve, Chianti
A cooking class held in an old Tuscan farmhouse on the family’s vineyard was a delicious treat! We made bruschetta, beef stew, egg noodles and sauce, and finished with tiramisu - all from scratch.
Vineyard and olive tree groves at the cooking class in Greve, Chianti
Pizzeria La Cantina in Greve has the most charismatic chef/owner in the region.
Another highlight was our Airbnb in Greve in the Chianti area. We stayed on a small family-run, working vineyard, and just happened to be there while the family was doing their harvest! While in Greve we visited several vineyards for tasting experiences, including Castello di Verrazzano, Montefioralle Winery and, Montecalvi Winery.
Montefioralle, Greve in Chianiti
Verrazzano cork displaying the “Gallo Nero” seal
Greve is part of the Italian wine making region best known for producing Chianti Classico, which bears the symbol of the “Gallo Nero” or Black Rooster on the bottles. They are classified DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) which is the highest level of recognition for quality Italian wines.
Our return to Rome would not be complete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain
In Rome, we did all the touristy stuff – Coliseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon.
Another great time was visiting Kelly’s old stomping grounds in Piazza Navona, which she frequented when she studied abroad in Rome while in college. We even ran into the local neighborhood bartender who was still slinging drinks. Laughter was abundant as we reminisced with him!
Last night, dining at the Pantheon
The view of the Pantheon, only 100 feet away, while dining at Hostaria Pantheon in Rome was not to be missed. Gazing at the 1,900+ year old building, imbibing on classic Italian cuisine and vino, left us entranced as we thought about the ancient thru present history the building has witnessed over the centuries…
And they lived happily ever after........... Ciao!
Nuptials & Honeymoon in Italy - Kelly & Jared Issue XXIV
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