Dreaming of the 'moon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's a dark and rainy afternoon in Madison, Alabama which has me dreaming about places with blue skies and clear water. What better time to plan a honeymoon??

Originally, I wanted Mr. Cuddlefish to plan our honeymoon because I heard that that's what grooms usually do. But who did I even hear that from...I have no clue! And I don't tend to follow all the rules anyway. Since all the big things for our wedding are already taken care of and we're at an odd place in our engagement (9 months to go with everything set in stone), it seems like the Honeymoon would be the next thing to tackle. Allow me to dream.

Ahhh Italy...

I have always wanted to go to Italy and I can't think of a better person to go with than my cuddlefish...on our honeymoon.

I would love to fly into Naples so I can say that I saw the province where my family is from. Apparently, there are a lot of DiLeone's in that area. How cool! I don't know of a DiLeone in the United States that I'm not related to! We'd spend the night and then head to Positano, a tiny seaside town on the Amalfi Coast, which I hear is the most magnificent and charming place in the world. I would love to stay at the Villa Fiorentino, a 6th-century home owned by an Italian family. Their honeymoon suite has an outdoor shower and a little pool overlooking the town! We'd spend each afternoon floating on our backs in the clear blue ocean, gazing up at the town and pinching ourselves...we are each married to the love of our life!!!!!

One of the days, we'll take a boat trip to Capri. Capri is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. From the pictures I've seen, it is GORGEOUS!! Do you agree?!

We'll go to the Blue Grotto, where the reflected sunlight makes the water glow.

{Pictures by Joanna Goddard}

To get into the Blue Grotto (it's a cave) you have to wait for the waves to subside, and then everyone in the boat has to lie down, so the boat can squeeze through a tiny hole in the rock. Can you see it in the picture above? Crazy fun, weeeee!

After exploring Southern Italy, we'll head to Rome. I don't want a touristy honeymoon but who can go to Italy without visiting Rome!? After 8 or 9 glorious days, we'll head home and start our life as man and wife :) So much to look forward to!

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Or, is there a place in the world that you'd love to visit someday?


  1. This looks GORGEOUS! I say totally go there! That blue cave is enough to make you melt! We went to Hawaii and Ian actually planned the whole thing....I had zero idea on where we were going until well...we got there! It was a pretty cool surprise.
    If you go here though I will be totally jealous! We have always wanted to go to Italy and have heard a million wonderful reasons as to why we should go! Can't wait to hear more.

  2. I've heard so many good things about Italy and the Mediterranean. Definitely on my list of future vacations! The place I've always dreamed of visiting, though, is Ireland, so that's where we're headed for the honeymoon! Can't wait!

  3. If you do this, you must go to Cinque Terra. It's the only place in Italy Daniel and I enjoyed, and it's a perfect honeymoon spot.

    Though if I was going to go the Mediterranean route, I'd take a cruise. Then you can do Italy and Greece, and the Grecian islands are just so beautiful.