Venice – the last day

In Rome and Venice we have stayed for three nights in each, that’s in contrast to the two nights for our Spain trip in 2016. For a limited stay three nights is a good compromise as you have the opportunity to learn the lay of the land, how to get around, do a few touristy…

Venice – Cruising the Lagoon

Today was a slower pace. With our only organised trip today at 3pm we just wandered aimlessly, deeper and deeper into Venice. While there aren’t any cars to deal with there is lots of pedestrian traffic. At least with cars there is a vague appearance of rules. Pedestrians … not so much. A couple of…

Venice – first impressions

An UNESCO hertage listed old European city turned into a fancy outdoor shopping centre. This morning was spent sliding through the Italian countryside at 240km/h, passing crops, vineyards with their straight rows of grapes, and hay bales standing in the open paddocks. It was nice to just sit, listen to an audio book, and gaze…

Rome – taking in more sights

I’m not a big city boy and I really enjoy just getting out of town and into the more rural areas. And away from the crowds. That was the plan for today until they fell through yesterday. With over 19,000 steps yesterday we were beat so our change of plans meant a sleep in and…

Rome – Vatican City

These feet may be made for walking … but mine are just crying enough. In our research for this trip Deb found a first entry tour to the Sistine Chapel this meant an early start but it meant that we were in before the crowds. It also meant that we were pretty much the first…