well it’s so hard to remember past travels but i think when we left Ischia waiting for ferry to mainland here was an italian fisherman with helpers
we connected with our train back to Roma. We got hustled at the train station to upgrade our train to a super train. waiting in the ticket line we almost boarding it.
i guess this is the most famous building The Colosseum with this latter day addition of the cross.
we walked and walked around this city discovering everything. tourist maps helped there was so much too do.
thinking about who might have walked theses same routes.
we must have seen everything and on one sunday we when to the park along with thousands romans.
a family rental buggy of course there are plenty of cafes serving expresso not so odd in a country run on wine and expresso coffee. but here is something left over from the roman times, an original public water fountain
mary buying art from street artist
sunset, time to go back to hotel figure out what’s for dinner.
this restaurant overlooks the Colosseum where mary wanted to go on her first trip but never made it, so what’s the question?
what ever keeps her happy is fine with me. but time to move on to Florence via train.
a naked penis in public, no wonder their civilization didn’t last or did it
but people live here jousted by tourists but that’s, life. getting to work is a snap
if you own one of these.
shop owners giving tourist the once over
another sunset over the Arno
here’s a happy boy found on a carousel it’s the simple things in life.
but to complicate our lives we decided to rent a car to tour Tuscany. car rental a quick walk from train station. our adventure begins in Puccinni home town. Lucca.
oh did i mention it’s autumn in tuscany italy. Here is the original wall that surrounds the city.
our small hotel fit right inside the wall even provided parking inside this alley
we arrived so late and so hungry we explored using our trusty Lonely Planet guide. Passing a church we heard arias Puccinni’s of course eliminating from inside and had to sit down until hunger drove us onward.
well used door knockers the food in tuscany was knockout small towns small restaurants served fabulous food there was a pizza shop located in an alley that served a steak platter to die for. wow
oh did i mention churches yes there are plenty churches in italy some quite outstanding as this one is. i don’t know why but i’ve hit a snag in wordpress changing writing formats so i’ll post this section and finish up in a couple of days.