Saturday, March 28, 2009


We have been going back and forth over going on a big trip to celebrate trey's graduation from medical school. Since it looks like we probably won't sell our house, we finally booked plane tickets to Italy today!! I am beyond excited.=)!!!!!!!!!!!

I know lots of you have been and commented on facebook about what to do and where to go. I haven't even really had time to reply to everyone. But now, I am all ears for any traveling advice, must see attractions, hotel advice, restaurants....... and on and on. So, feel free to shoot me an email or whatever to let me know any wisdom you may have to impart.

Our itinerary is pretty wide open. After much deliberation, we decided to fly into Rome, make our way up to Venice and fly home from there. We are definitely staying in Rome 2-3 days, then it's onto Florence and then end up in Venice. In between is what is not planned yet. Since this is our first trip to Italy we decided it would be best to hit the high notes and do all the things "you have to do/see once in your life" such as the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, gondola ride in Venice...

We are about to start looking for quaint and inexpensive hotels/bed and breakfasts to stay at along the way, so if you've been and stayed somewhere cheap and good, let me know. We may do some side trips from Florence to Siena or Cinque Terre and are considering renting a car vs train. Would love advice on that. Then as far as Venice goes, just what to do, where to stay etc...

Also, if anyone wants to join us, let me know!!! We are definitely doing this on a budget, so any of that type of advice would be great too!

Yipee, I need to learn some Italian!

1 comment:

Allen and Stephanie Drew said...

you will have the best time!! so excited for you...and wish we were going!