Arrivederci Roma

Arrivederci Roma

Apparently, we picked the worst time to visit the Vatican, so had to jostle through the galleries and the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's basilica with literally thousands of others. So it goes. I took one picture of a roped off area that seemed quite pleasant. HVW says I should have photographed the crowds. Next [...]

Two households…

Two households…

  Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...   William Shakespeare , "Romeo & Juliette" OK so the setting is Roma, not Verona, where we've been for a little more than a day. Andrew has come and gone. But yesterday we saw Isabella and met the Noble household. [...]

Keep On Truckin’

Keep On Truckin’

Today's adventure was navigating the very steep and very narrow, winding roads in and out of Villa Bordoni, which (for some reason) were much busier today.  The highlight was coming grill-to-grill with a large truck in a section of road with low stone walls on each side.  The truck driver decided that I needed to [...]

Under the Tuscan Cloud

Under the Tuscan Cloud

The weather is meh today, but we have repositioned (ever so slightly) from Florence/Firenze to the Tuscan countryside. Before leaving Florence, we paid our dues by lining up for +/- 1 hour to get into the Duomo.  Then picked up the rental car and, thanks to Google Maps, made it to Villa Bordoni without incident. [...]