This side of the world feels dark and stormy right now, and, admittedly, the thunder has me shaking a bit. But don’t worry, that’s likely as close to political commentary as I’ll leak out into this little speck of webspace. If nothing else, I think we can all agree on a need to both escape … More If escape is needed, I’m going here…
I’m having some problems embedding my photo slideshows into the blog, so for now here are the URLs for each stop on our trip: Milan: http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631572713977/show/ Venice: http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631600456396/show/ Florence: http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631649391260/show/ Vernazza & Cinqueterre: http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631649460978/show/ Pompeii: http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631649567158/show/ Praiano (Amalfi Coast): http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631649779407/show/ Rome: http://www.flickr.com//photos/30798418@N02/sets/72157631650103960/show/
I’m typing from home sweet home, as we arrived back yesterday afternoon, but I will catch up on our last stop in Italy now. We hit the ground running in Rome after checking into our (sweet) hotel. It was a beautiful day to take in some ancient history, anyhow. So we taxi’ed to the Coloseeum, purchased … More Rome
I just woke up from a nap in one of the lounge chairs on our balcony, as did Aaron. It is a fairly good synopsis of our time in the town of Praiano, Italy, a tiny town situated on the side of a cliff that dives into the sparkly blue Mediterranean sea on the Amalfi … More Two Days in Praiano
Mount Vesuvius overlooks the unearthed ruins of Pompeii, a Roman town that was buried under the volcano’s ashes in A.D. 79. It wasn’t until the 1700s that the town was rediscovered, and it was since excavated out of around 15 feet of ash under which it was buried. We stopped at the ruins after a … More Pompeii, with Vesuvius Watching
I think I have lost count. It seems to be that I’ve had pizza about 7 times now. And mussels – you wouldn’t believe how many mussels we’ve had.
Sigh, sigh, sigh. I typed an entire blog about our stay in Vernazza, and managed to lose the whole thing by accident. This makes me very sad, so here is an abbreviated version. Vernazza was beautiful. A small, quaint town – one of five towns making up the Cinqueterre – where the bulk of our … More Vernazza & the Cinqueterre