April 28th, 2019: From Marseille to Barcelona by train, then our first afternoon eating in and exploring the Park Güell area of Barcelona!!!
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!!!
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!!!
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,…
April 13th and 14th, 2019: Taking the night train from Paris through Switzerland to Venice!!!
When we left the little hotel, Hotel Rue St. André des-Arts in the early morning, we immediately headed for I’lle de Cité and the fabulous Notre Dame de Paris in the early morning light of a brilliant spring day!
We took a mid-morning train from Paris’ hyper-busy Gare Saint-Lazare station, which took us deep into the Normandy region…