Today was an early day for us, as I had secured tickets to the necropolis under St Peter's Basilica. I did this way back when I came to Italy the first time with Carthage back in 2014. I didnt realize you could request tickets until Susan mentioned it when I was back in Chicago a... Continue Reading →
Back to Rome we go!
Today we are heading back to Rome. After yesterday's busy train and today being a Sunday we decided to buy our ticket online yesterday, so we have a train time and are ready to go at 126pm. So, after breakfast we headed out to take the water bus down the grand canal. It took WAY... Continue Reading →
The place of liquid roads
Today we headed to Venice! This was top of mom's list to see. Originally we were going to day trip from Rome via flight - but they had canceled it a while back. At the last minute I swapped around a couple things and added it back in via bullet train. We decided to take... Continue Reading →
Mom, lets climb some stairs!
Today we woke up to more bug bites (if you can believe it, I am up to over 100 bug bites on my arms). Dont worry though, they are like mosquitos or no-see-ems. The only randomly itch and havent welted up. Anyway - we have only two items on the agenda today: to climb the... Continue Reading →
how do you say pasta in italian?
Today we took our time in the morning - we really are enjoying this hotel. The beds are great, the room is nice, the view is wonderful and the breakfast was great! We had reservations for a golf cart tour of Florence at 1130, so that was the first thing we did. We headed out... Continue Reading →
Headed to florence
Today - we are heading to Florence! We slept in a bit this morning, I crashed last night, but mom apparently didnt get good sleep - so she was exhausted. I was up with the sun! We got ready, had some breakfast and then checked out. We ended up taking a taxi to the train... Continue Reading →
Covered in dust
Today we headed to Herculaneum and Pompeii. But first, breakfast! The hotel offered a buffet, moms first experience. I got the usual - eggs, cheese and yogurt. Mom got yogurt, pastries, some meat. It was a nice way to start the day, especially because of the view! After breakfast we headed back to the train... Continue Reading →
We came, we saw, we slept….a lot
Well - we did it!! We made it to Italy!! Our trip started on October 16th in Sacramento - a nice early flight to Dallas. We got to spend a couple hours in the American Airlines lounge (thank you status) before getting on our flight to Roma! From Dallas it is a 10.5 hour flight.... Continue Reading →