Rome Part 2

Today we got up and had breakfast at the hostel. We then took the bus to Borghese Gallery. It’s nice to take the bus instead of the metro. It drops you pretty darn close to where you are going. This cuts down on our walking … Continue readingRome Part 2

Naples & Pompeii

Today was another early start for us as we had to catch the train to Naples. Then we traveled onto Pompeii. Pompeii is huge. Imagine if your entire city was buried for thousands of years then uncovered. Only a portion has been dug up. There … Continue readingNaples & Pompeii


We woke super early to catch the train to Florence today. It was a fast comfortable ride from city center to city center. All of Florence is within walking distance from the train station. So we walked to the Academia stopping to purchase our Dumo … Continue readingFlorence


It was a three hour train ride from Venice to Milan. We checked our bags at the train station and took the metro to the Duomo. After seeing the cathedral in Cologne, St. Peter’s at the Vatican, and St. Marks in Venice this place looked … Continue readingMilan


For Steve’s last night in Venice he wanted to go to Timón. The local Venetian steak house. We ordered the beef for two, the deer, gnocchi with shrimp, and lasagna. The beef for two didn’t have a price but was charged by the weight. So … Continue readingTimon

Local Artists

Across the Alley from our apartment were the shops of four local artists. Tony Green, a man from New Orleans, who moved to Venice to paint and play Jazz. We spent some time each day chatting with him and he helped me glue my broken … Continue readingLocal Artists

Down Day in Venice

Today we slept in until 9:00am. We had fresh sliced bacon, cappuccino, and croissants filled with Nutella for breakfast. We just walked around Venice enjoying the bridges and alleyways. We sat near the Rialto bridge and had a drink. Just enjoying our last day in … Continue readingDown Day in Venice

St. Marks Square

We awoke to a cold, drizzly morning. Taking the vaperetto around the entire island and getting off at St. Marks Square. With the weather being gloomy there wasn’t a line into Doges Palace. We walked right up and purchased our tickets. Our favorite part was … Continue readingSt. Marks Square

Murano and Burano

We decided to take the Vaperreto out to the islands of Murano and Burano today. On Murano we watched them make glass vases and animals. It was nice to walk around and watch this craft. Burano is know for their lace making and colorful homes. … Continue readingMurano and Burano