Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.


I took this picture while traveling along Lake Como, Italy in 2004. Little did I know that over the years, many trips later and after thousands of pictures taken (just of Italy alone!) that this single photograph would become one of my absolute favorites. This image has also served as a great source of comfort during difficult times and continues to provide a soothing effect as if I were there this very moment. Ahhhh….the mesmerizing effect of bella Italia!

While I can’t be in Italy soon enough, this weekend I am hoping to do a little research for a future trip. I am also going to be working on an upcoming post with an Italian twist. I’m not sure what your plans are for the weekend but I hope they involve your own dreams of the magical places you love to visit!

Ciao.   —xoxo, V.

Varenna Italy Lake Como Reviving Charm

Original photo of  Villa Monastero by Reviving Charm.