Category Archives: Italy

reflections… warning: this one is sappy

I had a moment the other day… I actually have a lot of moments, but this one hit me while riding a train through the Tuscan countryside, and it really stuck with me so I decided to share it.  This particular train was the dumpiest we had experienced so far.  Let me just sum it […]

Pisa, Italy

Our flight back to Barcelona left from Pisa, so it was the perfect way to spend our last day in Italy.  There was really only one thing I wanted to accomplish there, and that was to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  It’s not the highest or the most magnificent thing that we have climbed, […]

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terra, translated “five lands”, is a group of villages built into the cliffs along the Mediterranean coastline in northern Italy.  While it is quickly growing in popularity, it is still relatively untouched by tourists, which makes it even more appealing. We were staying in the easternmost village of Riomaggiore, which basically consists of one […]

Venice, Italy

Ah, the magnificent tourist trap that is Venice!  We arrived on Sunday afternoon, and took a Vaporetto (water bus) to the stop nearest our bed & breakfast.  The directions to our place read something like “cross the bridge, and turn left at the bank across from the toy store, walk for a bit, then turn […]

Florence, Italy: Here comes the bride!

We are in Florence now, celebrating the marriage of our friends, Mr. & Mrs. Lance & Rachael Yeaman! After an over night train from Barcelona that was nearly 5 hours late, we barely made it in time to catch the bus to the rehearsal dinner (at which there was no rehearsing).  It turns out that […]