A holiday in Italy.

May 28th, 2012

The day after my first wed­ding of the year, Jes­si­ca and I flew off to Luc­ca which is in Italy.
We had the most amaz­ing and relax­ing time. The weath­er was beau­ti­ful, the peo­ple are incred­i­ble, the food was extra spe­cial all the time and the scenery was breath­tak­ing all the time.
Since we’ve returned, we’ve rec­om­mend­ed the city of Luc­ca to every­one that we’ve spo­ken to about it and here I am now rec­om­mend­ing it to you.
Just go.

We vis­it­ed the city of Flo­rence which is a world her­itage site (well deserved too) and also Pisa which was… not our cup of tea. Still, it’s a fun place to peo­ple-watch, as is the whole coun­try real­ly. I loved feed­ing my street pho­tog­ra­phy addic­tion over there.
On day one (don’t wor­ry, I don’t plan on giv­ing a day by day account of our holiday)…I had already decid­ed that I’d love to move out there, like straight away.
I’m quite for­tu­nate with my job that I could do it in any coun­try and still be able to do a good job. Obvi­ous­ly an under­stand­ing of the lan­guage would help significantly.
Per­haps one day we’ll live there!
You have to be quite care­ful though because when you’re on hol­i­day, the endor­phins are pump­ing around your brain a fair amount and it makes every­thing look and feel more mag­i­cal than what it prob­a­bly was, that’s not to say that I was­n’t lov­ing those brain-chem­i­cals! Even a trip to the super­mar­ket to pick up pic­nic sup­plies was super fun…!
Any­way, enjoy these pic­tures. Hope­ful­ly these pic­tures will inspire you to visit.

  1. Emma Khoo May 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    These are absolute­ly incred­i­ble. Jess looks stun­ning as well. :) x

  2. Luke May 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Amaz­ing pic­tures as ever! In par­tic­u­lar; the sec­ond pic­ture down has inspired me to vis­it Luc­ca. Thank you Joe.

  3. Aaron Collett May 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Stun­ning set of images… epic blog post!

  4. Abi Daly May 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful pic­tures!! looks like you had an amaz­ing time :) x

  5. mike May 29th, 2012 at 1:43 am

    These are gor­geous : D

  6. Kristy Field May 31st, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    What great images, you’ve har­nessed the light real­ly well. Love the big pud­dle reflec­tion shot.

  7. Norfolk Wedding Photographer June 7th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Adore the flower pot shots!!

  8. Nathan K June 7th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Real­ly love­ly pho­tos joe. Looks amazing!

  9. Janine June 7th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Joe Joe Joe these pho­tos are fan­tas­tic, just the kind of pic­tures I love to look at and aspire to take! You have done so amaz­ing­ly well I’m glad we used to chat pho­tog­ra­phy when you were ‘lit­tle’ it means I can share in your suc­cess ;-) No??

  10. Josephine Young June 13th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Bril­liant pic­tures!!! I know you had a great time and now I can see why.

  11. Sandy June 14th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    ah what mem­o­ries it brought back for us, walk­ing the walls of Luc­ca and climb­ing the tow­er, thank you!

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