Rome (Last Day!)

Rome (Last Day!)

We only had a couple of hours before we had to get on the train for the airport. We decided to just take a little walk. In addition to giant monuments, there are small details all over Rome. It’s beautiful…

Rome (Day Three)

Rome (Day Three)

This is a long post – get a cup of tea (just like I did before writing it). When I told Dad we were headed to Rome, he immediately said that we should make time to visit Ostia Antica. I…

Rome (Day Two)

Rome (Day Two)

Day Two was Vatican Day. I’m not going to mince words: I did not enjoy the Vatican. Yes, it’s beautiful. And it’s full of impressive artifacts. And the necropolis tour we took was really incredible. But a mood descended on…

Rome (Day One)

Rome (Day One)

When we last left Kate and Yen, they were getting on a train from Florence to Rome. Now we’re on the train, and the point of this photo is for you to see how fast the train was going. You…

Florence (Day Four)

Florence (Day Four)

We had just two more hours in Florence before we needed to run to the train station and head to Rome. We decided to use this to finally explore the¬†inside of the cathedral. It seemed fitting after all the time…

Florence (Day Three)

Florence (Day Three)

After a good sleep, we decided to investigate a new section if town. Yen had noticed the domes of the synagogue from the cathedral domes yesterday, so we headed over. Here you can see it peeking up above an alley….

Florence (Day Two)

Florence (Day Two)

On our first day in Florence, we noticed – but didn’t really stop to appreciate – what a nice view the hotel had given us. Sure, you can’t see anything but a snout of dome. But it’s lovely just the…

Florence (Day 1)

Florence (Day 1)

And here we are in Florence. I don’t think I mentioned that our journey from Boston was on Swiss. Excellent airline. Great flights, nice modern planes. I was not paid to say that! Flying in from Zurich meant we landed…