A Beautiful Beach Day Messina, Italy

Messina, Italy

**This post was scheduled for Monday, and never posted then was deleted, so it is a few days late! Hopefully I remembered everything I originally wanted to say. This also means there are 2 posts now coming today! **

We started our cruise from Civitavecchia in Italy, and sailed overnight into Messina. We were still sailing when we woke up the next day, so we took some time to explore the beautiful ship. It was my first cruise, and Dave’s second. We were not disappointed when it came to amenities on the boat, we easily could have stayed another 2 weeks by the end!

We arrived in the afternoon on a Sunday, which meant a lot of the local to port places were closed. We decided to walk around for a bit and see where we ended up. I had heard about some great excursions in the area, but since I knew we were going to be busy in Rome, we didn’t have a plan for this port. As we walked around, we took in the sights, while it would have been great for everything to be open.

There was a metro system that we planned on taking, but it was taking a while for the train to get to us so we continued walking. I never thought we would be walking aimlessly around the streets of Sicily, exploring such a beautiful place. Eventually, we ended up at a really cute beach bar. There were some chairs and umbrellas set-up to rent, and of course some beers available to purchase.

We could see the mainland of Italy across the sea, and it was breathtaking. The water was such a pretty blue, but full of rocks. We got in the water a few times, but mainly just sat on our chairs and read. A perfect start to our cruise! After we finished our afternoon of relaxing, we walked to the metro and headed back to the ship.


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Sicily, Italy

I thought this was to symbolize a giant football…Dave says I am wrong

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

 

 

 

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  • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki

    So frustrating when your blog deletes the post, I have had that happen before! This looks like a beautiful stop, a cruise around Italy sounds amazing!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Isn’t it! I have no idea how it happens. We had such a nice time here, I would love to go back!

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    That water!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Isn’t it a dream! I could float in that water all day.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    A Mediterranean cruise sounds absolutely amazing and beautiful! I love the fact that y’all just took off walking and really got to explore the city some more. And that water is so beautiful! Seeing crystal clear water never gets old!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was a dream come true, I never thought I would make it to all of these places, so a cruise was perfect in so many ways!

  • Megan

    So beautiful! I love the Corona pic- you can tell which hand belongs to a girl blogger and which is a boy just wanting to drink his beer. #instagramhusband Love the photos!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      hahah he is totally an #instagramhusband, thankfully he doesn’t complain much since he is a creative himself.

  • Lauren

    It’s totally a giant football!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Seriously, it absolutely looks like one!

  • http://www.toandfroblog.com/ Mar

    What a beautiful looking place! And sandy beaches. They look so different than the crowded, pebble beaches in Amalfi.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was incredible, I can’t wait to go back eventually. Amalfi is another place on my list.

  • http://sarahandstewart.blogspot.com/ Sarah Alway

    What an amazing honeymoon! I love the Corona pic. :-)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you! I wish I could go back and do it again 😉

  • http://apaperarrow.blogspot.com Kayla Whitter

    Wow. Looks so amazing! I can just imagine how breathtaking it was in person!

    Kayla @ a paper arrow.

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