I know I’ve posted a lot of pictures, and I assume that those who have no interest just keep on scrolling. Hope I haven’t aggravated with my frequent posts, but it really has been a thrilling (and exhausting) two weeks. We have learned much, met…

It was a very long, hard day in Rome yesterday. We were struggling after picking up “the bug” that seems to be making its way through our tour group, but managed to carry on anyway. Saw the more well known piazzas and fountains as well…

  We generally carry our lunch and find a good spot for a midday picnic. On this day just as we started to eat, an older German couple asked if they could join us. We had a good time talking with them, all of us…

We are on the bus and it is a long ride to from Venice to Lucca. While I am still feeling the effects of the morning cappuccino, I figured I would do some blogging. Unfortunately, I could not come up with an eye-grabbing headline. The…

We always try and keep Marcy’s commitment to healthy eating in mind, so before we came here we decided to check out Italian grocery stores. This led us to a YouTube video on fruit and vegetable purchasing protocol. The short summary is “Don’t a Touch!”…

When we booked this trip last summer, I purposed that I would learn enough to get by. I got a Duolingo account, bought Rick Steves’ phrase book and got a copy of Pimsular Italian. I confess that I was a bit lax, but come on,…

Italian customs is the easiest we have ever encountered. If I had not said “bonjourno” (to Marcy’s chagrin) we would have probably gotten through with just the sound of the agent’s imprint stamp striking our new passports and nary a word. Last year, we flew…