Are you ready to travel?

I cannot wait to walk these beautiful streets. Look at these incredible photos my Photographer Liz Donnelly took for me last fall. I miss you Europe…I will be back.

Look at these dreamy photos. We are planning a tour of the epic gardens of Italy and Portugal. Lets get planning.


I stand with Italy

I love Italy, and my heart is breaking for my home away from home! Stay healthy, enjoy your family, stay home!

We can all do our part to keep this from spreading by staying home. I am virtually traveling by watching travel shows, reading blogs and books!

Please stay safe & healthy.

Xo, Celia

Come on let’s go!

Is it time for you to enjoy life again? Is it time for you to expand your horizons? Do you want to learn a new skill?

Come travel with Celia Bedilia Tours! We plan tours of Italy, Portugal and England based on your interests. Have you always wanted to learn to cook in Tuscany?, would you like to take a painting class in Florence?, or perhaps learn floristry in England? Let’s go!

Beautiful street in Rome
Floristry class in the English country side.
Learn history by living it.
Is fashion your passion? Italy is the place for you!!!

Let’s go, let’s travel, let’s live, let’s learn, let’s love!

Happy 2020!


Angels are Everywhere

Angels have always been important to me; they represent love, light, heaven, family, God, and peace. I was drawn to them even as a child. My mom took all five of us to church after church in Rome and Florence. I think those early memories were what make angles and churches resonate with me. Now that I am housebound, I have my pictures, and I travel in my mind back to all of these beautiful places.

ROMA: photo Liz Donnelly for
ROMA: Photo by Liz Donnelly for
ROMA: Photo by Liz Donnelly for
ROMA: photo by Liz Donnelly for
ROMA: photo by Liz Donnelly for

Rome and Lisbon are two of my favorite cities. I love looking at these trips and looking forward to my next trip. I am hunkering down now and staying home, but as soon as I get my wings back, I will fly.

I hope you are all well, and sheltering in place with your little angels, mine are not so small but I am enjoying them. Stay safe & healthy, and remember angels are everywhere. XOXOXO

Rome, shopping, and responsible living.



Reusable "Live to Inspire" shopping tote.


I have been in the eternal city for the better part of two weeks. Rome is my favorite city! I walk everywhere, and I never leave home without comfortable shoes, my camera and a shopping tote.

Look at these goodies I found at the Campo di Fiori, glad I had my bag. Tonight we will have stuffed Zucchini blossoms with garlic-lemon beans!

I designed my shopping totes with long straps that are easy to carry all over the city!

This bag is on sale for the month of October $15 (USD +SH).

I am beginning tours to this incredible city starting the fall of 2020. If you are interested in a tote or a tour please reach out to me!

Hope you are well!



Rome captures my soul yet again!

I have just returned from two glorious weeks in the eternal city. Honestly, there is no place I would rather be. I love Rome for so many reasons, it is incredibly beautiful, steeped in history, fashion forward and walk-able. This trip I had the pleasure of going with a group of fabulous women. We stayed in a charming apartment that I had rented before, which is centrally located in the heart of ancient Rome. We walked, shopped, talked, cooked and laughed the days away.

Here is my top ten of must see things, and places in Rome.

  1. Galleria Borghese and the Borghese gardens. There is more beauty in this villa than your eye, heart and mind can digest.


2. Ostia Antica- the ancient port of Rome was incredible because it highlighted how advanced the Roman Empire was. Here are some of the floors that remain in the ruins, the black and white mosaics are from the baths. I wish my floors looked like that!


3. Altare della Patria- my favorite building in Rome, this building serves me well, not just its’ handsomeness but its’ central location makes it a great way to learn the city. Look for the flying horses and you can get home!


4. You can’t help but to love the Colosseo or Colosseum. This was in my neighborhood and although I saw it everyday I never tired of it.


5. I love the buildings in this city, the colors and the history ooze from them.


6. Tivoli which is just outside the city is a great rest-bit from the crowds in Rome.It  has the Villa d’Este a Unesco world heritage site. I highly recommend going to see this beautiful villa and the spectacular gardens.


7. If you love Art Rome is the right place for you to go. It is everywhere even on the sidewalk and on buildings.


8. Do not miss the Protestant Cemetery, or the Non Catholic Cemetery as it is labeled on maps. This is an awe inspiring spot.


9. A great day trip from Rome is Orvieto, this is an incredible town know for its beautiful cathedral, wine and pottery. The perfect trifecta in my opinion.


10. Lastly If you have the time or opportunity, walk up one of the seven hills of Rome and look down upon this splendid city. You won’t be sorry!


I hope you enjoyed my favorite spots in Rome I would love to hear and see yours. let me know your thoughts by commenting or liking this post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Ciao amici



How can a designer not be inspired by the beauty of Italy

I have just spent 8 days being inspired by the beauty of Italy! It is such a wonderful and colorful country.

The Amazing Vatican

St. Peters Basilica


The pinecone came from ancient Rome, and was moved to the Vatican to decorate this courtyard…how amazing is this sculpture?


St. Peter’s Square was truly awe inspiring.



A young Mary holding Jesus after he was crucified.


This is the bathtub of one of the emperors



Rome Inspiration

View from one of the hills of Rome…we went to a few…maybe Aventine?


Our neighborhood fruit and vegetable stand!


The Pantheon…look at the light…there is no electricity in this building


My favorite building in Rome, Vittorio Emanuele II monument.


The sculptures in Rome are incredible!


A Basilica, one of many we saw and loved…I adore the molding, and the color in the paintings.


The stories are told in stone in Rome,  this is the Arch of Constantine.


Look at the layers of decorative work, my poor carpenters will be complaining about my molding specifications from now on!


A wonderful street in our neighborhood


Our terrace…lovely and peaceful.


I love the details…look beautiful hardware to hold shutters open.


Capri: Colors and Texture




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If you want to be inspired by design, art, sculpture or history, Italy, specifically Rome is the place to go. I hope you will go if you have not been…it is worth the trip!

Thank you for stopping by if you like this post please let me know by commenting. I hope you are all enjoying your summer.

Best, Celia