|On the plane over the Atlantic...|
My husband Peter and I spent an idyllic twelve days this month on our first trip to Italy - Rome, Venice, and Florence. We couldn't have asked for better weather or a better experience. Feel free to comment, especially those of you who've been to Italy often, since I'm eager to learn more and will definitely return! Share with me!
|The Aurelian gates - one of many arches to enter Rome|
|Our comfy room|
Our brilliant plan to cross the Atlantic at night and wake up refreshed in Europe backfired. We got almost no sleep on the plane and were so tired when we arrived that we unintentionally napped through our first day in Rome and woke up just in time for a late dinner.
|Entrance to the Hotel Artemide|
|Our hotel, seen from across the street|
|Piazza della Republica. There's a Metro stop belowground.|
The next day, we dove in... and probably walked more than we had in the previous two months.
Ciao! (which apparently means both "hello" and "goodbye" - somewhat like "Aloha" in Hawaii)