April 24th, 2019: To the top of the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the National Roman Museum, Hosteria Romana and the Palazzo Barberini!!!
April 23rd, 2019: Rome’s Borghese Gallery, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Piazza Navonna!!!
April 22nd, 2019: The Roman Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill and the Piazza del Campidoglio!!!
April 21st, 2019: Florence to Rome by high-speed Trenitalia train and the loss of my backpack!!!
We work up early this morning to make it to the Santa Maria Novella Train Station area to meet our guide and group for our Airbnb “experience”: the “Tuscan Winemaker’s Tour!” But first, we walked directly to the Santa Maria Novella basilica, which lay directly in front of the train station, to seem some amazing…
April 19th, 2019: Another morning in beautiful Florence – from the Galileo Museum to the Loggia dei Signoria!!!
April 18th, 2019: Florence, Italy – from the Loggia del-Lanzi to the Galleria Accademia and Michelangelo’s David!!!
April 17th, 2019: A high-speed Trenitalia train from Venice to Florence – the Uffizi Gallery – and a grand sunset from a Florence highpoint, Piazzale Michelangelo!!!
April 16th, 2019: Venice, Italy – along the Canalé Grandé and across the Bacino di San Marco to the San Giorgio Magioré church!!!
After a leisurely lunch and time sketching over the noon hour at historic Caffè Florian – the oldest café in Europe, we decided to head east along the promenade of the Riva degli Schiavoni (bayside of the Venetian lagoon) toward the eastern tip of the Venetian islands, for a mile or so, observing fishermen, boats,…