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Europe Itinerary: 16 Days in France, Switzerland, & Italy

Europe Itinerary: 16 Days in France, Switzerland, & Italy

Our European Itinerary took a lot of time and planning. Because I had never been to Europe, I had to pare down to the essential stops for a first visit. We settled on a quick, three day visit to Paris, two days in Switzerland, and […]

9 Reasons to Visit Italy

9 Reasons to Visit Italy

Day 17 – Final Day in Rome We took a taxi to the airport. It was an Italian man who drove us, probably in his late twenties, who could speak some English and was very friendly. He asked us both if we’d ever been to […]

Down-time in Rome

Down-time in Rome

Day 15 – Pantheon, Trevi Fountain We found ourselves with a free day in Rome, as we decided to book a day trip to Pompei for the following day. Strolling to the Pantheon, we marveled at the oldest building in Rome that has been continuously […]

Pope, Coliseum, & Roman Forum

Pope, Coliseum, & Roman Forum

Day 14 – Rome, Italy We got up early today, anxious to catch the Pope at his Papal blessing. We arrived with no problem at 9:45, and found seats on the aisle, easier to sneak out if necessary. It was nice and sunny when we sat […]