I’ve previously mentioned my absence over the last couple of weeks was due to a trip to Italy. In the making for nearly a year, it was everything I’d hoped for and more! Part of a Rick Steves tour encompassing Venice, Florence, and Rome, the country lives up to its reputation as one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Taking a break from the political discourse was welcomed and I wanted to share some of the better images I captured along the way.
Venice was our starting point. The city is truly magical! Despite the crumbling beauty, it manages to pull you in as you wander the maze of canals, alleyways, and bridges. Unique in every sense of the word!
Our next stop was Firenze..better known as Florence. When you think of medieval and Renaissance Europe, Florence comes to mind.
The final stop of the tour was Rome. What can you say? Rome is busy, noisy, and hard on your feet! Nevertheless, it’s enticing atmosphere makes you forget all of that!
Definitely a second trip is called for. It’s impossible to see everything! My only disappointment…and not really a serious one at that…was the Musei Vaticani…or Vatican Museums. Prepare yourself for crushing crowds as you’re shuffled along with minimal, if any time to view priceless works of art. A guide is practically a necessity and even with that, you can only take in a fraction of what’s on display. That being said, it’s still worth the effort.
If you have a chance to see Italy, take it! Fair warning, though. It will leave you wanting more!