I’m sure I’ve told you once or twice (or a hundred times) that I just spent 2 weeks in Italy. I thought it would be fun to share some photos from the trip.
We started off in Verbania, on Lake Maggiore, for a family reunion. It was a fun and festive start to the holiday.
It was then off to the Italian Riviera for a few days. We rented a boat one day and another hiked along the Cinque Terre. That’s me with my boys taking in the majestic views that is the reward for this strenuous walk up and down the rugged coastline.
The rest of the trip was spent in Florence and then finally Rome before home.
What a great time we had.
A couple of observations:
At Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport the security people cracked jokes! Imagine that.
Zurich Airport has one of the most efficient operations going. You need to catch a connection miles away with customs/security/train rides involved. No problem. They keep things going like I have never experienced.
Italy’s stong suit is not in customer service.
The pizza in Italy is amazing. I was repeatedly disappointed with the pasta and bread, though.
The Vatican Museum is part 8th wonder of the world and herding cattle. It was like a stifling stampede to the Sistine Chapel.
Michaelangelo’s David remains one of the most stunning statues I have ever seen. The Pietà, too.
Rome is one of the cleanest cities I have visited. The abundance of drinking fountains were very welcome as we walked miles each day in the sweltering heat.
Enough for now. Here are a few photos.
And there were some cold beverages to cool off from the heat.
The pizza was outstanding, as you might imagine. It was consistently delicious everywhere we went.
Dessert was always divine.
My husband and I had a lovely lunch on Isola dei Pescatore in the Lake Maggiori area.
You’ve probably had enough, so on to the music.
I’ve been listening to a mix of Italian music on the internet today. This song caught my attention.
Kind of dark and moody. Bonus is I understand the lyrics! You know why? Because Bobo Lives! is an English band. What an idiot I can be. But, somehow Italy brought me to Matt’s music, so all good.
Check out Bobo Lives! on Soundcloud where you can get the music as free downloads or for your suggested contributions.