Category: Italy

Italy Top 10s

A gondola on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Approximately one month after we returned, I asked Barb and Mike to list the Top 10 things they enjoyed about Italy. I didn’t define “things”; they could be anything from days to […]

Italy, In Hindsight

A woman with a dagger in her neck holding a feather and a plate with a man praying to her or something below.

Hindsight Daily Wrap-Up One Word Barb: Revisiting Mike: Antiquity Jen: Stonework Two Words Barb: Artful history Mike: Hill towns Jen: Thought fodder Three or Four Words Barb: Ah,…(argh!), Italy Mike: Churches and […]

Amsterdam and Home

The Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol.

Day 32 – Amsterdam Daily Wrap-Up One Word Mike: Detour Jen: Grounded Two Words Mike: Arrivaderci, Italia! Jen: Belgian ponies Three or Four Words Mike: Sneaking into The Netherlands Jen: Mr. Pushy […]

Roma: Bonus Day 2

Columns and floors from ancient temples.

Day 31 – Roma Daily Wrap-Up One Word Barb: WALK! Mike: Old Jen: Fountainous Two Words Barb: Via Gregoriana Mike: Carved columns Jen: Door mouth Three or Four Words Barb: Ancient Roman […]

Roma: Bonus Day 1

Green doors that are very worn around the keyhole.

Day 30 – Roma Daily Wrap-Up One Word Barb: Atmospheric Mike: Tiber Jen: Afoot Two Words Barb: Nighttime Roma Mike: Obnoxious vendors Jen: Keyhole view Bonus: Crap map (Every visitor has one. […]

Lucca to Rome

Elegant seventeenth-century house with eighteenth-century garden.

Day 29 – Lucca to Roma Daily Wrap-Up One Word Barb: Carless Mike: Homestretch Jen: Pecora Two Words Barb: Lucca details Mike: Clockwork connections Jen: Last stop Three or Four Words Barb: […]