Travels in Italy–Part One

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Wench Pat here, just back from a two-week trip to Italy, combining business with pleasure. I’ve dug up some fabulous ideas for the new mystery series and enough material for a year’s worth of blogs. I should probably just post photos and not blather on!

One of the lures for this trip was the opportunity to explore the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. The winding, narrow coast drive is every bit as hair-raising as promised. We were a small group in a small bus and thankfully, most cars were smaller than us, but those giant buses. . . !  Ai yi yi. Traffic would back up on every curve when two buses met each other and had to maneuver their way out of the mess.

But the tiny towns clinging to the side of mountains overlooking the beautifully clear Adriatic Amalfi villageSea were spectacular. I cannot imagine how one buys groceries and hauls them up those hills, but the inhabitants have been doing it for thousands of years. Entire mountainsides are terraced with lemon trees and grapevines, and they manage to grow produce for the entire region on what looks like solid rock.

TerracedWe were in the first group of tourists venturing back to Italy, and everyone was thrilled to see us. This also made us fortunate since the streets and restaurants weren’t crowded. Everyone wore masks, and all major museums and so forth required proof of vaccination, so we felt quite safe.

Pompeii—what can I say? I’ve wanted to see Pompeii since I was in elementary school. They’ve uncovered immense amounts more of the town over Pompeiithose years. I wasn’t prepared for a site so large! I also hadn’t realized that Pompeii was on the coast at the time of the eruption. The place must have  been a veritable Garden of Eden with the grapevine-covered mountain on one side and the crystal sea on the other. The town was laid out mostly in neat squares, with fountains and running water and streets wide enough for chariots. The wealthy had their own personal spas and everyone else had use of public ones. They were living the idyllic life and really had no warning once the mountain spurted its poisonous gas. The lava poured toward the sea, creating over a mile of new coast line, and the wind was such that the ash descended on the town, burying it for centuries.

Pompeii figuresWe managed to lose most of our Pompeii photos (including the ones in the brothel showing the drawings above each room of what the inhabitant was prepared to share with their customers!) when the phone and camera came in contact. But we did salvage a few from the new museum on the grounds, including some of the new figures recovered from the ash.

We tried our best to learn basic Italian while we were there, but each region has its own dialect and just saying grazie with the wrong accent could get us into trouble! Our guide showed us hand gestures that Italians learn from birth, hence our view of them as using their hands to talk—they do, quite literally. Waiters won’t bring the bill unless one calls Gesturesthem and seem to totally ignore customers without a signal—with a hand gesture, of course. They’re eager to know if we enjoyed the meal, and if we couldn’t remember benissimo, there’s a gesture for that too!

Maybe I should divide this trip into three parts. Sienna near Tuscany was our next stop and I have soooo very much to say! It turned out to be our favorite part of the trip, even though I shrugged and thought vineyards when we started out. I’ve seen vineyards. I haven’t seen Etruscan ruins beneath Roman ruins beneath medieval fortresses!

MuralHave you been to Italy? What was your favorite part? And if you’re still hoping to go, what would you like to see most? (and the image to the left is one of so many ancient murals that I've lost track and just added because it's way more imaginative than most!)

140 thoughts on “Travels in Italy–Part One”

  1. That looks like an amazing trip, Pat! Like you, I’ve dreamed of visiting Pompeii since I was a little girl and really hope to get there next year! You’ve made me want to go even more now.

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  2. That looks like an amazing trip, Pat! Like you, I’ve dreamed of visiting Pompeii since I was a little girl and really hope to get there next year! You’ve made me want to go even more now.

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  3. That looks like an amazing trip, Pat! Like you, I’ve dreamed of visiting Pompeii since I was a little girl and really hope to get there next year! You’ve made me want to go even more now.

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  4. That looks like an amazing trip, Pat! Like you, I’ve dreamed of visiting Pompeii since I was a little girl and really hope to get there next year! You’ve made me want to go even more now.

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  5. That looks like an amazing trip, Pat! Like you, I’ve dreamed of visiting Pompeii since I was a little girl and really hope to get there next year! You’ve made me want to go even more now.

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  6. I’m sorry I’ve never had a chance to visit the Amalfi coast or Pompeii, but I fell in love with Venice. Your tour sounds great.

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  7. I’m sorry I’ve never had a chance to visit the Amalfi coast or Pompeii, but I fell in love with Venice. Your tour sounds great.

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  8. I’m sorry I’ve never had a chance to visit the Amalfi coast or Pompeii, but I fell in love with Venice. Your tour sounds great.

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  9. I’m sorry I’ve never had a chance to visit the Amalfi coast or Pompeii, but I fell in love with Venice. Your tour sounds great.

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  10. I’m sorry I’ve never had a chance to visit the Amalfi coast or Pompeii, but I fell in love with Venice. Your tour sounds great.

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  11. I always dreamed of visiting Venice. We got to go there and to Florence and on our honeymoon in ’94. Found some wonderful glass pieces in Murano that all survived being carted around multiple trains and planes. We took an overnight train between Nice and Florence; the bunks weren’t very comfortable, but certainly part of the “experience.”
    I would love to go back and extend the trip to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other Renaissance Italian sights.
    It is funny that we’ve seen Roman ruins in Paris, London, Bath and Portsmouth, England, but not really in Italy!

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  12. I always dreamed of visiting Venice. We got to go there and to Florence and on our honeymoon in ’94. Found some wonderful glass pieces in Murano that all survived being carted around multiple trains and planes. We took an overnight train between Nice and Florence; the bunks weren’t very comfortable, but certainly part of the “experience.”
    I would love to go back and extend the trip to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other Renaissance Italian sights.
    It is funny that we’ve seen Roman ruins in Paris, London, Bath and Portsmouth, England, but not really in Italy!

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  13. I always dreamed of visiting Venice. We got to go there and to Florence and on our honeymoon in ’94. Found some wonderful glass pieces in Murano that all survived being carted around multiple trains and planes. We took an overnight train between Nice and Florence; the bunks weren’t very comfortable, but certainly part of the “experience.”
    I would love to go back and extend the trip to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other Renaissance Italian sights.
    It is funny that we’ve seen Roman ruins in Paris, London, Bath and Portsmouth, England, but not really in Italy!

    Reply
  14. I always dreamed of visiting Venice. We got to go there and to Florence and on our honeymoon in ’94. Found some wonderful glass pieces in Murano that all survived being carted around multiple trains and planes. We took an overnight train between Nice and Florence; the bunks weren’t very comfortable, but certainly part of the “experience.”
    I would love to go back and extend the trip to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other Renaissance Italian sights.
    It is funny that we’ve seen Roman ruins in Paris, London, Bath and Portsmouth, England, but not really in Italy!

    Reply
  15. I always dreamed of visiting Venice. We got to go there and to Florence and on our honeymoon in ’94. Found some wonderful glass pieces in Murano that all survived being carted around multiple trains and planes. We took an overnight train between Nice and Florence; the bunks weren’t very comfortable, but certainly part of the “experience.”
    I would love to go back and extend the trip to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other Renaissance Italian sights.
    It is funny that we’ve seen Roman ruins in Paris, London, Bath and Portsmouth, England, but not really in Italy!

    Reply
  16. I loved the one trip I took to the northern area of Italy and would love to go back there to the more southern part.
    Tuscany, Sienna, Amalfi Coast. I’d love to go back to Venice for a few days. See Pompeii again in greater detail.

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  17. I loved the one trip I took to the northern area of Italy and would love to go back there to the more southern part.
    Tuscany, Sienna, Amalfi Coast. I’d love to go back to Venice for a few days. See Pompeii again in greater detail.

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  18. I loved the one trip I took to the northern area of Italy and would love to go back there to the more southern part.
    Tuscany, Sienna, Amalfi Coast. I’d love to go back to Venice for a few days. See Pompeii again in greater detail.

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  19. I loved the one trip I took to the northern area of Italy and would love to go back there to the more southern part.
    Tuscany, Sienna, Amalfi Coast. I’d love to go back to Venice for a few days. See Pompeii again in greater detail.

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  20. I loved the one trip I took to the northern area of Italy and would love to go back there to the more southern part.
    Tuscany, Sienna, Amalfi Coast. I’d love to go back to Venice for a few days. See Pompeii again in greater detail.

    Reply
  21. I am in love with Italy! We spent 2 weeks in Rome for our 25th anniversary. We took the time to visit Pompeii and the museum in Napoli that houses many of the items found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. I would go back in a heartbeat and would love to spend more time exploring!

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  22. I am in love with Italy! We spent 2 weeks in Rome for our 25th anniversary. We took the time to visit Pompeii and the museum in Napoli that houses many of the items found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. I would go back in a heartbeat and would love to spend more time exploring!

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  23. I am in love with Italy! We spent 2 weeks in Rome for our 25th anniversary. We took the time to visit Pompeii and the museum in Napoli that houses many of the items found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. I would go back in a heartbeat and would love to spend more time exploring!

    Reply
  24. I am in love with Italy! We spent 2 weeks in Rome for our 25th anniversary. We took the time to visit Pompeii and the museum in Napoli that houses many of the items found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. I would go back in a heartbeat and would love to spend more time exploring!

    Reply
  25. I am in love with Italy! We spent 2 weeks in Rome for our 25th anniversary. We took the time to visit Pompeii and the museum in Napoli that houses many of the items found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. I would go back in a heartbeat and would love to spend more time exploring!

    Reply
  26. I went to Rome many (MANY) moons ago with my mother and sister. (That was in the time of Europe on Five Dollars a Day!) We enjoyed a horse drawn carriage ride, a trip to the catacombs, many sights, and much gelato.
    I enjoy these vicarious travels. Thank you, Pat!

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  27. I went to Rome many (MANY) moons ago with my mother and sister. (That was in the time of Europe on Five Dollars a Day!) We enjoyed a horse drawn carriage ride, a trip to the catacombs, many sights, and much gelato.
    I enjoy these vicarious travels. Thank you, Pat!

    Reply
  28. I went to Rome many (MANY) moons ago with my mother and sister. (That was in the time of Europe on Five Dollars a Day!) We enjoyed a horse drawn carriage ride, a trip to the catacombs, many sights, and much gelato.
    I enjoy these vicarious travels. Thank you, Pat!

    Reply
  29. I went to Rome many (MANY) moons ago with my mother and sister. (That was in the time of Europe on Five Dollars a Day!) We enjoyed a horse drawn carriage ride, a trip to the catacombs, many sights, and much gelato.
    I enjoy these vicarious travels. Thank you, Pat!

    Reply
  30. I went to Rome many (MANY) moons ago with my mother and sister. (That was in the time of Europe on Five Dollars a Day!) We enjoyed a horse drawn carriage ride, a trip to the catacombs, many sights, and much gelato.
    I enjoy these vicarious travels. Thank you, Pat!

    Reply
  31. Have not been but it is evident that it would be a marvelous place to visit. It looks amazing.
    Actually, I am pretty sure many places in the world are wonderful to visit.
    Thanks for the post and the pictures. I can see that y’all enjoyed the trip.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

    Reply
  32. Have not been but it is evident that it would be a marvelous place to visit. It looks amazing.
    Actually, I am pretty sure many places in the world are wonderful to visit.
    Thanks for the post and the pictures. I can see that y’all enjoyed the trip.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

    Reply
  33. Have not been but it is evident that it would be a marvelous place to visit. It looks amazing.
    Actually, I am pretty sure many places in the world are wonderful to visit.
    Thanks for the post and the pictures. I can see that y’all enjoyed the trip.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

    Reply
  34. Have not been but it is evident that it would be a marvelous place to visit. It looks amazing.
    Actually, I am pretty sure many places in the world are wonderful to visit.
    Thanks for the post and the pictures. I can see that y’all enjoyed the trip.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

    Reply
  35. Have not been but it is evident that it would be a marvelous place to visit. It looks amazing.
    Actually, I am pretty sure many places in the world are wonderful to visit.
    Thanks for the post and the pictures. I can see that y’all enjoyed the trip.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

    Reply
  36. We should savor every moment of our travel experiences, even the uncomfortable ones. For real Roman ruins, wait for my next blog. The ones in Rome are awesome, but there are so very little left. But the hill country… that’s where you can find whole towns.

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  37. We should savor every moment of our travel experiences, even the uncomfortable ones. For real Roman ruins, wait for my next blog. The ones in Rome are awesome, but there are so very little left. But the hill country… that’s where you can find whole towns.

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  38. We should savor every moment of our travel experiences, even the uncomfortable ones. For real Roman ruins, wait for my next blog. The ones in Rome are awesome, but there are so very little left. But the hill country… that’s where you can find whole towns.

    Reply
  39. We should savor every moment of our travel experiences, even the uncomfortable ones. For real Roman ruins, wait for my next blog. The ones in Rome are awesome, but there are so very little left. But the hill country… that’s where you can find whole towns.

    Reply
  40. We should savor every moment of our travel experiences, even the uncomfortable ones. For real Roman ruins, wait for my next blog. The ones in Rome are awesome, but there are so very little left. But the hill country… that’s where you can find whole towns.

    Reply
  41. Hi Karin, I am totally with you regarding Venice. I’ve been to a few northern cities, including two weeks on business in Torino. I look forward to seeing much more of the boot, including Rome and Pompei, but Venice owns my heart. So far it keeps drawing me back and my super-if-only-dream trip either starts or ends there.

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  42. Hi Karin, I am totally with you regarding Venice. I’ve been to a few northern cities, including two weeks on business in Torino. I look forward to seeing much more of the boot, including Rome and Pompei, but Venice owns my heart. So far it keeps drawing me back and my super-if-only-dream trip either starts or ends there.

    Reply
  43. Hi Karin, I am totally with you regarding Venice. I’ve been to a few northern cities, including two weeks on business in Torino. I look forward to seeing much more of the boot, including Rome and Pompei, but Venice owns my heart. So far it keeps drawing me back and my super-if-only-dream trip either starts or ends there.

    Reply
  44. Hi Karin, I am totally with you regarding Venice. I’ve been to a few northern cities, including two weeks on business in Torino. I look forward to seeing much more of the boot, including Rome and Pompei, but Venice owns my heart. So far it keeps drawing me back and my super-if-only-dream trip either starts or ends there.

    Reply
  45. Hi Karin, I am totally with you regarding Venice. I’ve been to a few northern cities, including two weeks on business in Torino. I look forward to seeing much more of the boot, including Rome and Pompei, but Venice owns my heart. So far it keeps drawing me back and my super-if-only-dream trip either starts or ends there.

    Reply
  46. When advising friends heading to Italy, I claim there’s a minor law (wink wink) that requires one to stop at all gelato stands, and drink all the wine. My first visit included a hotel that did a prosecco reception every afternoon, and my second involved walking past a tiny gelato stand that offered a gelato that was pretty much frozen pureed pineapple.
    Gal’s gotta do…

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  47. When advising friends heading to Italy, I claim there’s a minor law (wink wink) that requires one to stop at all gelato stands, and drink all the wine. My first visit included a hotel that did a prosecco reception every afternoon, and my second involved walking past a tiny gelato stand that offered a gelato that was pretty much frozen pureed pineapple.
    Gal’s gotta do…

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  48. When advising friends heading to Italy, I claim there’s a minor law (wink wink) that requires one to stop at all gelato stands, and drink all the wine. My first visit included a hotel that did a prosecco reception every afternoon, and my second involved walking past a tiny gelato stand that offered a gelato that was pretty much frozen pureed pineapple.
    Gal’s gotta do…

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  49. When advising friends heading to Italy, I claim there’s a minor law (wink wink) that requires one to stop at all gelato stands, and drink all the wine. My first visit included a hotel that did a prosecco reception every afternoon, and my second involved walking past a tiny gelato stand that offered a gelato that was pretty much frozen pureed pineapple.
    Gal’s gotta do…

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  50. When advising friends heading to Italy, I claim there’s a minor law (wink wink) that requires one to stop at all gelato stands, and drink all the wine. My first visit included a hotel that did a prosecco reception every afternoon, and my second involved walking past a tiny gelato stand that offered a gelato that was pretty much frozen pureed pineapple.
    Gal’s gotta do…

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  51. Did you know that the mayor of Venice is threatening turnstiles and cameras in an attempt to keep the number of day trippers out? It’s causing a huge outrage, but I can see his point. Even with tourist numbers way down, those gorgeous historical monuments are filled constantly. But turnstiles? Sounds like Disneyland.

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  52. Did you know that the mayor of Venice is threatening turnstiles and cameras in an attempt to keep the number of day trippers out? It’s causing a huge outrage, but I can see his point. Even with tourist numbers way down, those gorgeous historical monuments are filled constantly. But turnstiles? Sounds like Disneyland.

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  53. Did you know that the mayor of Venice is threatening turnstiles and cameras in an attempt to keep the number of day trippers out? It’s causing a huge outrage, but I can see his point. Even with tourist numbers way down, those gorgeous historical monuments are filled constantly. But turnstiles? Sounds like Disneyland.

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  54. Did you know that the mayor of Venice is threatening turnstiles and cameras in an attempt to keep the number of day trippers out? It’s causing a huge outrage, but I can see his point. Even with tourist numbers way down, those gorgeous historical monuments are filled constantly. But turnstiles? Sounds like Disneyland.

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  55. Did you know that the mayor of Venice is threatening turnstiles and cameras in an attempt to keep the number of day trippers out? It’s causing a huge outrage, but I can see his point. Even with tourist numbers way down, those gorgeous historical monuments are filled constantly. But turnstiles? Sounds like Disneyland.

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  56. Oh yeah, because where else could you possibly do it? Wine cost like 4-6 euros a glass everywhere, and some of our hotels offered unlimited bottles for our group. And we got several free gelato coupons as well!

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  57. Oh yeah, because where else could you possibly do it? Wine cost like 4-6 euros a glass everywhere, and some of our hotels offered unlimited bottles for our group. And we got several free gelato coupons as well!

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  58. Oh yeah, because where else could you possibly do it? Wine cost like 4-6 euros a glass everywhere, and some of our hotels offered unlimited bottles for our group. And we got several free gelato coupons as well!

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  59. Oh yeah, because where else could you possibly do it? Wine cost like 4-6 euros a glass everywhere, and some of our hotels offered unlimited bottles for our group. And we got several free gelato coupons as well!

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  60. Oh yeah, because where else could you possibly do it? Wine cost like 4-6 euros a glass everywhere, and some of our hotels offered unlimited bottles for our group. And we got several free gelato coupons as well!

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  61. This sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great time! I’ve really wanted to see the Amalfi coast, but was concerned about safety. It sounds like you had a great time. Florence/Tuscany — so wonderful! We’ve been fortunate to visit Venice twice. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. This sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great time! I’ve really wanted to see the Amalfi coast, but was concerned about safety. It sounds like you had a great time. Florence/Tuscany — so wonderful! We’ve been fortunate to visit Venice twice. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. This sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great time! I’ve really wanted to see the Amalfi coast, but was concerned about safety. It sounds like you had a great time. Florence/Tuscany — so wonderful! We’ve been fortunate to visit Venice twice. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. This sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great time! I’ve really wanted to see the Amalfi coast, but was concerned about safety. It sounds like you had a great time. Florence/Tuscany — so wonderful! We’ve been fortunate to visit Venice twice. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  65. This sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great time! I’ve really wanted to see the Amalfi coast, but was concerned about safety. It sounds like you had a great time. Florence/Tuscany — so wonderful! We’ve been fortunate to visit Venice twice. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  66. Your trip looks and sound awesome! We are booked to go on our first ever cruise – to the Mediterranean for our 50th anniversary next May and I am soooooo excited! We are already booked for tours of Florence and Pompeii – can almost taste the gelato now! Please post more pictures and details so I can travel vicariously for now. It’s been a very long 2 years since I’ve been anywhere!!!

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  67. Your trip looks and sound awesome! We are booked to go on our first ever cruise – to the Mediterranean for our 50th anniversary next May and I am soooooo excited! We are already booked for tours of Florence and Pompeii – can almost taste the gelato now! Please post more pictures and details so I can travel vicariously for now. It’s been a very long 2 years since I’ve been anywhere!!!

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  68. Your trip looks and sound awesome! We are booked to go on our first ever cruise – to the Mediterranean for our 50th anniversary next May and I am soooooo excited! We are already booked for tours of Florence and Pompeii – can almost taste the gelato now! Please post more pictures and details so I can travel vicariously for now. It’s been a very long 2 years since I’ve been anywhere!!!

    Reply
  69. Your trip looks and sound awesome! We are booked to go on our first ever cruise – to the Mediterranean for our 50th anniversary next May and I am soooooo excited! We are already booked for tours of Florence and Pompeii – can almost taste the gelato now! Please post more pictures and details so I can travel vicariously for now. It’s been a very long 2 years since I’ve been anywhere!!!

    Reply
  70. Your trip looks and sound awesome! We are booked to go on our first ever cruise – to the Mediterranean for our 50th anniversary next May and I am soooooo excited! We are already booked for tours of Florence and Pompeii – can almost taste the gelato now! Please post more pictures and details so I can travel vicariously for now. It’s been a very long 2 years since I’ve been anywhere!!!

    Reply
  71. Wonderful post! Since my touring days are over, I love taking these armchair tours.
    I was in the army many years ago and stationed in Germany. It was almost time for me to leave the service but I had a few days of vacation left and a little bit of money. So, I thought I would try to make it to Rome. Since I was so short of funds, I decided to try to get a free (military) “hop” in a plane from a nearby Air Force base. Unfortunately there were no planes going to Rome that day, so I went to Venice.
    I regret not making it to Rome, but I loved Venice and treasure the memories.

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  72. Wonderful post! Since my touring days are over, I love taking these armchair tours.
    I was in the army many years ago and stationed in Germany. It was almost time for me to leave the service but I had a few days of vacation left and a little bit of money. So, I thought I would try to make it to Rome. Since I was so short of funds, I decided to try to get a free (military) “hop” in a plane from a nearby Air Force base. Unfortunately there were no planes going to Rome that day, so I went to Venice.
    I regret not making it to Rome, but I loved Venice and treasure the memories.

    Reply
  73. Wonderful post! Since my touring days are over, I love taking these armchair tours.
    I was in the army many years ago and stationed in Germany. It was almost time for me to leave the service but I had a few days of vacation left and a little bit of money. So, I thought I would try to make it to Rome. Since I was so short of funds, I decided to try to get a free (military) “hop” in a plane from a nearby Air Force base. Unfortunately there were no planes going to Rome that day, so I went to Venice.
    I regret not making it to Rome, but I loved Venice and treasure the memories.

    Reply
  74. Wonderful post! Since my touring days are over, I love taking these armchair tours.
    I was in the army many years ago and stationed in Germany. It was almost time for me to leave the service but I had a few days of vacation left and a little bit of money. So, I thought I would try to make it to Rome. Since I was so short of funds, I decided to try to get a free (military) “hop” in a plane from a nearby Air Force base. Unfortunately there were no planes going to Rome that day, so I went to Venice.
    I regret not making it to Rome, but I loved Venice and treasure the memories.

    Reply
  75. Wonderful post! Since my touring days are over, I love taking these armchair tours.
    I was in the army many years ago and stationed in Germany. It was almost time for me to leave the service but I had a few days of vacation left and a little bit of money. So, I thought I would try to make it to Rome. Since I was so short of funds, I decided to try to get a free (military) “hop” in a plane from a nearby Air Force base. Unfortunately there were no planes going to Rome that day, so I went to Venice.
    I regret not making it to Rome, but I loved Venice and treasure the memories.

    Reply
  76. I didn’t have any opportunity to travel in my youth, so I’m making up for it now. And Venice was probably a better destination for a short trip. Rome is so immense, but Venice can be walked up and down in less than half an hour, leaving lots of time for enjoying.

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  77. I didn’t have any opportunity to travel in my youth, so I’m making up for it now. And Venice was probably a better destination for a short trip. Rome is so immense, but Venice can be walked up and down in less than half an hour, leaving lots of time for enjoying.

    Reply
  78. I didn’t have any opportunity to travel in my youth, so I’m making up for it now. And Venice was probably a better destination for a short trip. Rome is so immense, but Venice can be walked up and down in less than half an hour, leaving lots of time for enjoying.

    Reply
  79. I didn’t have any opportunity to travel in my youth, so I’m making up for it now. And Venice was probably a better destination for a short trip. Rome is so immense, but Venice can be walked up and down in less than half an hour, leaving lots of time for enjoying.

    Reply
  80. I didn’t have any opportunity to travel in my youth, so I’m making up for it now. And Venice was probably a better destination for a short trip. Rome is so immense, but Venice can be walked up and down in less than half an hour, leaving lots of time for enjoying.

    Reply

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