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Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps


Trevi Fountain So the day before we came here with beautiful water flowing from the fountain, we stumbled upon it while it was being cleaned.  Alas no water. We were a bit disappointed but understood that something this beautiful must be maintained.  However the next day after we saw the Pantheon, we found that the water had been replaced in…

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You must see the Pantheon


The Roman Pantheon After leaving the Tiber River area, we walked, and I recommend walking.  Trying to drive there is a nightmare and really unnecessary if you are going to sites throughout Rome.  The train system is good as well and the buses, but walk if you can.  It feels good to walk after sitting on a plane, train or…

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Herculaneum is just as cool as Pompeii.. maybe even a little more awesome…


Ercolano What a gloriously sunny and hot day to venture to Herculaneum.  We decided to see Herculaneum instead of Pompeii.  Why?  Well, while Pompeii is synonymous with Italy and Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, I had never heard of until Whitney told me about it.  Originally our plans were to go to Vesuvius and then Herculaneum.  Did not happen.  Why you ask? …

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Meta


Meta   Not quite Naples, not quite Sorento, but in between.  How amazing that we could stay on both the coasts of Italy and experience such a difference in coastlines. We drove from Matera, what a drive.  OMG.  I tell you, driving in a different country has given me perspective on just trying to stay in my own lane…. I have…

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Matera


Matera an ancient city Again, Whitney has found an amazing part of Italy that I had never even heard of until she showed me on the computer.  I was to say the least SUPER excited to come to Matera. ZTL is alive and well all over Italy, take heed while driving through any town If you are staying at a…

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