Tour of Italy
So you read the piece I posted on touring Rome and all of its wonders. Well, now I will continue on with the remainder of the trip. We made our way down through Pisa and Tuscany, and off to Venice & Naples. It was the middle of July and I’ll tell you, it was HOT. Now, Pisa was interesting for a few hours.
We did the typical Tower of Pisa picture taking as we held it up. The thing with the Tower is that there are seriously long lines to get up in the tower (understandable). This building has been in a place for so many year as it continues to lean. With a large number of people it could turn the leaning tower into the, I fell down and hit the ground tower. Pisa is neat for the few buildings, but I would plan on stopping just long enough to see it and move on. There’s not much in the area to keep occupied.
Venice & Naples, Italy
Venice and Naples were two other places that I wasn’t exceptionally fond of. Venice was a bit smelly due to the water. The buildings were quite neat and I enjoyed watching as the boats drove right up into the buildings or alongside the front door. It is certainly a different place to visit. The food was very expensive due to it being touristy as well as the amount of effort it takes to get the supplies into the city. The gondola, I had hoped would be the magical ride that everyone sees on tv. If you expect it to look like that, Go to VEGAS. Our gondolier was expensive, overweight with a small shirt, and had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. It was cool to be inside of the gondola with the individual playing music and singing to us, but the unimpressive smoke as it rolled over us, was a bit much. The architecture was certainly beautiful, including the Rialto Bridge. One day I may go back just to give it one more chance since so many people love it.
Then there’s Naples. As we drove past the city and decided not to stop, we were able to witness the piles upon piles of trash. I’m assuming that if you go into the town you can try out some of the seriously yummy pizza. But I can’t attest to that.
The location I’d love to focus on for this trip is Tuscany. Tuscany was amazing!!! We took a trip into the hillside and arrived at a family farm (aka winery).
Oh my goodness was this place was so beautiful. The backyard was cascaded in flowers with gorgeous tables was set up for all of us to enjoy a traditional Tuscan meal with an oh so tasty Chianti. The location was beautiful, the food was to die for, and just wow, all the way around.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location….until….
& Rome, 1st Stop
Check back with me for the really good stuff. The next couple of spots I have on my list for you are gorgeous. So, while there was some great with some not so great, I will end my trip with the excellent!