Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 11

Jan. 22, 2016: Rome/ Vatican City Today's destination is the Vatican, which though smack dab in the middle of Rome, is officially both a city of its own and a country of its own. We take a bus this time, a bus so inhumanly jammed with passengers that there's no way we can squeeze in … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 11

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 10

Jan. 21. 2016: Rome Today's destination is the Roman Forum. But we have to walk a couple of miles to get there, and we have plenty of occasion to take in the splendor of The Eternal City. One thing we are amazed by is the way ancient ruins are casually interspersed among bustling contemporary buildings, … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 10

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 9

January 20, 2016: Pisa to Rome When I go into the kitchen this morning, I see right away what Alessandro and his guest were whipping up so noisily last night. On the table, in a huge baking pan, is a crumb cake with about a third of it missing. Beside it is a note : … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 9

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 8

Jan. 19, 2016: Cinque Terra and Pisa Cinque Terra ("five lands") is a group of five somewhat isolated mountainous villages on the coast of Italy. Their history dates back about 1000 years. They're a UNESCO World Heritage site. And they're only about an hour's train ride from Pisa. So we set off to the station … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 8

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 7

Jan. 18, 2016: Marseille to Pisa Off at 7:00 this morning, after saying goodbye to our host, Simon. It’s about an hour later than when we rolled into town yesterday, but it still isn’t daylight yet. As we make our way through the narrow streets and alleys toward a (different) train station, we pass merchants … Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 7