North America, Europe · 34 Days · 54 Moments · February 2018

Coach’s trip to Italy


24 March 2018

Our brave travelers traveling into the ancient past at Pompeii.
Our tour of Pompeii. Old dead rocks and Pompeiian Red.
Eating lunch before our tour in Pompeii. Pizza and pasta. No surprise, this.
On the road to Pompeii.

23 March 2018

Nighttime at St. Peter’s
St. Peter’s Square.
Michelangelo at St Peter’s.

22 March 2018

Tossing coins into Trevi Fountain.
It’s cold, but it’s the Colosseum. At night. In Rome.
Assisi—quaint, understated town.
Our visit to Assisi to see the Basilica of St. Francis.

21 March 2018

Sitting around in the middle of Florence’s Piazza Della Signoria, surrounded by beautiful works.
Donatello statues of St. George and the Four Martyrs outside Orsanmichele. And cookies. Always cookies.
More Uffizi.
Botticelli and Michelangelo paintings are highlights of the Uffizi.
Medieval and early Ren works in Santa Maria Novella. Brunelleschi and Giotto crucifixes. And a lump of Mozzarella.
Facade of Santa Maria Novella.
Duomo. And Debbie.
Art. Baptistery. Duomo.
Donatello’s pumpkin head.
The Duomo museum with Ghiberti’s Gates, Donatello’s Mary Magdalene, and Michelangelo’s other Pieta.

20 March 2018

Debbie and I on a walkabout while the students are on “Discovery Time.”
The Crew in Santa Croce Piazza.
Cellini and Giambologna in the Loggia in the City Center of Florence.
The religious and historical center of Florence. And Pizza.

19 March 2018

Venice on a rainy day. Searching for treasures. Finding a dog.
It’s a bird.
What can I say? It’s a David Bobblehead.
Meandering in Venice
Doges Palace, San Marco Basilica and such.
Heading to Venice via water taxi.
So...we are on our way from the hotel to the island of Venice. And...snow?

17 March 2018

On the plane across the Ocean.
Intrepid world travelers. Italy bound.
Standing by for Italy. Debbie stole my Italy hat.

10 March 2018

Italy practice. Heading out next Saturday.

8 March 2018

8 More Days till Italy! Thanks to Debbie for the cool cookies.

4 March 2018

Got my official travel hat for Italy today. 12 more days!

19 February 2018

Practicing my minimalist packing techniques and travel washing skills. 16 Days till Italy.