Sunday, June 29, 2008

We spent the first 2 weeks of June in Italy. We've never been there, so we went a little crazy with pictures. If you're really interested, I have more on my Facebook page. And if you're REALLY interested, come on over for a slide show of all 650. Seriously. And each one has a story. I'll make dinner & set up the guest room.

This is a typical street corner in Rome. No, it's not leading into any famous church or museum. We could have spent all day (& did) just walking through the tiny, winding streets & looking at the architecture. Bellissimo!

The Colosseum & Trevi Fountain:

Of course, we had to hang out on the Spanish Steps in our cool Italian shades.

Then we drove through Tuscany, visiting Florence & Pisa, and many beautiful tiny walled villages in between. We also visited Lake Garda, where we took a boat ride around the lovely town of Sirmione.

We stayed with about the nicest innkeepers in the world outside of Verona & ended our trip in bella Venezia.

Here we are in Harry's Bar enjoying bellinis... a quest for this English major. And they certainly know that people want to come enjoy the experience that Hemingway did. The bellinis are the most expensive thing on the menu at 15 euros each. But you're only there once, right?
We ended our trip with a romantic gondola ride thru the canals of Venice. I can only say that our cat is glad we're home. We're not so sure.


David & LisaBB said...

'Ahhhhh, Venice!'. David & I loved all the facebook pics. It was like we were there, only without the jet lag.

chrom said...

You're amazingly coordinated with your outfits in the gondola - well done in the land of fashion.

CatherineCZ said...

Ha ha - we were both down to our orange shirts. Have we become one of those old couples who matches their outfits & walking sticks?

BING! said...

The bellini, according to my New York Bartenders Guide, is 2 ounces of peach nectar (whatever that is), half an ounce of lemon juice, and just fill the rest of the champagne flute with champagne or sparkling wine. I don't know bellinis are a signature drink of Hemmingway's. I'd say just drink A LOT of whatever you have. I believe it was Ernest who said: "Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey."

Constance said...

Oh I'm so jealous. Looks wonderful......