Our Anniversary to Italy: Part 29 – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

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Emily Jablon:  Daraius and I went to Europe in September to celebrate our 2nd anniversary for ~2 weeks.  It was my first time in Italy so I was very excited!  In Italy, we visited Varenna on Lake Como, Milan, Venice, and Rome.

Since we were in Europe, we visited a friend in Strasbourg, France and also spent a night in Zurich.  We started our trip with a one day layover in Chicago to see friends!

Conclusion And Blog Giveaway

You Could Win a Gift From Italy!

Our Anniversary To Italy – Trip Report Index:

Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

Daraius and I had a wonderful time in Italy and were happy to use our miles and points for the flights and some hotels, which saved lots of money!

I couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary trip!  We took a water taxi through the Venetian canals, climbed to the top of the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica, rode bikes around the Villa Borghese Gardens, and had some great meals!  I even got Daraius to dance with me in the streets of Rome!

Now to the fun part – let’s give away 3 gift packs:

Gift Pack #1

  • Set of Murrina Glass Earrings
  • Coliseum Men’s T-shirt
  • Latin Words Sticker Book
  • Coliseum Shopping Bag
  • Virgin Atlantic Model Plane

Gift Pack #2

  • Men’s Ferrari Cap
  •  Ladies’ Murrina Glass Necklace
  • “Everyday Life in Imperial Rome” Book
  • One Chicago Ladies’ T-shirt
  • Virgin Atlantic Kids’ Construction Set
  • Rome Travel Case

Gift Pack #3

  • Virgin Atlantic Model Plane
  • Ferrari Water Bottle
  •  “I love Rome” Ladies’ T-shirt
  • “Kid’s Guide to Rome” Book
  • Fiat 500 Travel Case

How to Enter

1.  Leave a Comment

You can enter by leaving ONE comment on which city in Italy you’d most like to visit.  I’ll pick 2 commenters who will win the 1st 2 prize packs after the drawing closes at 8:59 pm Central Time on Saturday, February 22, 2014 (today).

2.  Tweet

Follow Million Mile Secrets on twitter, and tweet once to @MilMileSecrets telling me which city in Italy you’d most like to visit.  You have to follow @MilMileSecrets to be eligible.

Don’t forget to include the hashtag “#MMSITGiveaway”

I’ll pick a tweeter who wins the 3rd prize pack above after the drawing closes at 8:59 pm Central Time on Saturday, February 22, 2014 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:  You have to comment by 8:59 pm Central Time on February 22, 2014 (today).  I make all the decisions regarding the giveaway and there is no appeal.

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272 responses to “Our Anniversary to Italy: Part 29 – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

  1. Thanks for all the info..

  2. I would love to go Cinque Terre!

  3. I would love to visit Rome and it’s catacombs!

  4. We would love to visit Varenna on Lake Como. What a relaxing town. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Venice would be a nice destination in Italy!

  6. elizabeth sampson

    Well, happy late anniversary! It was fun reading up on what you did while visiting Italy (tho’ I haven’t had a chance to finish all of the reading!). My 23 year old daughter has a genetic syndrome called 22Q11.2 DS. Unfortunately, one of the physical impacts it often has is to leave the person with a slightly Asian appearance. Well. my daughter is VERY proud of her Italian heritage! She is DYING to go to Italy at some point in her life, though since she is developmentally disabled and on SSI, she probably will mot have that opportunity(unless she someday meets a good guy who has a decent job so that she can be a stay at home mom…she loves kids!). Anyway, she periodically speaks about vacationing in Italy. So I am really writing this comment for her! She told me that her half brother visited Venice on his honeymoon. She saw his photos, and consequently, fell in love with Venice and its waterways! So, I would have to say that Venice is her ultimate dream….although I am sure if she had an opportunity to go anywhere in Italy, she would be in heaven! So keep your fingers crossed that one day she will realize her dream! And winning one of your three prize packages might just be her apple!

  7. Florence.

  8. elizabeth sampson

    Oh, sorry, I forgot to add something to my post….because my daughter has an Asian-ish appearance, she gets aggravated that people oftentimes do not realize that she is Italian! It’s funny….when she was about 14 years old she visited a website that tells which famous actors/actresses you look like if you upload a photo of yourself. Well, she followed the directions expecting to see someone who had some type of an Italian heritage…well, low and behold, after she hit the button…numerous photos did appear….but they were all ASIAN!!!! Boy, what a let down that was!!!

  9. Spent several weeks of my honeymoon (youth hostel & motor-scouter) 52 years ago in Florence and Rome. Going back this fall with miles & points!! You and Emily have made me realize I have to experience Venice also! Thanks for the wonderful photos and information. I can’t wait.

  10. I’d like to visit Venice.

  11. I would visit Rome again!

  12. I’d definitely go back to Milan

  13. Picking only one European city is pretty difficult considering I have only been to Ireland, I have a lot more European places still on my bucket list. However, if I have to choose only one I would pick Zurich, Switzerland.

  14. Venice!

  15. I have never been to Rome and would love to go!

  16. Venice would be awesome!

  17. I would like to go anywhere in Italy…never traveled there…Milan sounds fine.

  18. Rome would be wonderful.

  19. I would love to visit the Lake Como area. I visited it with my ex husband but would love see it again with my present husband. Its such is such a beautiful special place and I would love to share it with him.

  20. After reading parts 12-14 I’d like to visit Varenna on Lake Como.

  21. I would say Rome because it would be my first time to Italy and it seems like it would be a good place to start 🙂

  22. Venice…St. Mark’s Square at night. Listen to the dueling string quartets while sipping hot chocolate!

  23. Florence. I can stare at the David statue (in a good way) an imagine how talented Leonardo was in taking a rejected piece of marble and make it into a masterpiece.

  24. I know I would love to visit Rome! So much history!

  25. Siracusa!

  26. Never been to Italy but I would love to visit Venice

  27. Tuscany would be interesting!

  28. Venice! I went to Rome and Florence but feel that I missed out by not going to Venice…

  29. Ana Capri…at the top of Capri; best views ever!

  30. I would visit Rome!

  31. Absolutely Rome because there is either a Michelangelo masterpiece or ancient architectural wonder around every corner.

  32. Thanks for your detailed trip report. It will definitely help when we plan our 25th anniversary trip! I look forward to visiting Venice!

  33. Just found your site today. I signed up for the Barclay card and got the $1,000 in 3 months instead of $3,000. THANK YOU! I hope to visit Rome someday.

  34. I’d most like to visit Milan!

  35. Florence!

  36. I’d love to visit Venice and see the canals.

  37. Umm…after reading this report I can’t wait to get to Rome! The food sounds great

  38. Wonderful trip reports. Thanks for sharing. As for me, if I had to pick just one city in Italy to visit, it would be Milan. I love fashion, opera, and coffee. Sounds like the right place for me.

  39. livigno, Italy….because I love to cycle and the mountains here look fantastico!!!

  40. We are headed to Italy tomorrow! (Wideroe mistake fare). Thank you so much for this post series, it has been helpful! On our next trip back, we would love to visit Varenna on Lake Como after reading your posts!

  41. I would most like to visit Venice. I would think back to some great scenes from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Ah, Venice.

  42. Has to be Venice.

  43. Venice would be amazing:)

  44. Naples, the birthplace of pizza!

  45. Hi Daraius – we’re trying to follow your example, albeit ours would not be as luxurious. We are planning a trip to Europe, with Zurich as starting point and Paris as embarkation point. We’ll try to squeeze an Iceland stopover on the way home too.

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