walking around on top of Milan's "Duomo"
this apertif cocktail, which I will be making at home
a gondola ride around Venice with my family
visiting the "Bridge of Sighs" at the Doge's Palace in Venice
strolling along the Arno River with a view of the Ponte Vecchio at night in Florence
being proposed to (!) in the Medieval city of Siena
the private terrace at my hotel in Rome, which made me feel like Sophia Loren in Ieri, Oggi, Domani
seeing Bernini's "Ecstasy of Saint Teresa" in real life
Seriously, though... I should have taken more pictures of food. I think that is what I will miss most. I might need to get an espresso machine so I can have cappuccinos in the morning (and then a dishwasher to clean all the little parts).
Now we're in Budapest for a couple of days, but we just got in last night, so my favorite things so far are my unique hotel and how cheap everything is (compared to Italy). I'm both scared and excited because Hungary is so different from anywhere else I've been. This is probably the first time since childhood that I've gone someplace where I don't understand a word of the language and have no idea what to expect. But isn't breaking out of your comfort zone sort of the point of traveling?