I for Italy
In April of last year my daughter was working in Italy for several weeks. I joined her in Milan to take advantage of her company-paid hotel room. I was in Italy for less than an hour when all my money and credit cards were stolen by a pickpocket. If I had been on my own, I would have been in real trouble. Fortunately my daughter saved the day by loaning me money and a credit card. It was my first visit to Italy and I wasn't about to have losing all my money get in the way of having a good time!
During the week while my daughter was working, I explored Milan. I saw DaVinci's Last Supper, toured La Scala, touched the Rondanini Pieta that Michaelangelo was working on at the time of his death, and rummaged through the street markets.
|An amazing selection of random stuff at a street market in Milan|
|Beautiful fresh vegetables at the street market|
On the weekends we left the city. We took the train to Lake Como and rode the ferry to the small villages along the lake. We didn't see George Clooney.
But, my favorite part of the trip was Venice. It's filled with tourists and lots of tacky tourist crap, but it is an amazing place. It looks exactly like every picture that you have ever seen of Venice, yet, when you are there, it is hard to believe that such a place exists.
|A random canal in Venice|
It rained while we were in Venice, but that didn't put a damper on our activities.
|A gondola floated by and all the passengers had umbrellas.|
|Sarah and a glass sculpture on Murano|