Thursday, June 24, 2010
On Friday Leigh and I will be headed back to Italy. This will be our third trip to Italy. It is a big world and there are lots of places to go see but we really enjoy the country of Italy. We have had great times there and plan to do so again this trip. We arrive in Rome at 8:30 local time. We pick up our rental car at the airport and then head for our villa in the Tuscany region. We are staying near San Gimignano. Our plan is to visit a different hill town each day. One of the towns I am looking forward to visiting is Montepulciano. We went to this town last time we were in Italy and had a great time. They have some of the best wine in the region. I really like the Vino Nobile. It is a red made with sangiovese variety. Our plan is to ship home a couple of cases of wine from this town. We will be in Tuscany for one week. We will then drive to Venice and drop off the rental car. We are staying in Venice for only a couple of nights. From there we are taking the train to Rome where we have rented a top floor apartment. One of the highlights of this apartment is the terrace. It has great views of the city. Last time we were in Rome we also rented an apartment. We were on the top floor that time also. We found that we spent most of our time while we were at the apartment on the terrace. The only time we were inside the apartment was when we were sleeping or cooking our meals. One huge advantage of the apartment is that you get to have your own space. Plus we could cook as many meals as we wanted to. Last time we only went out for dinner twice in the week we were in Rome. It will probably be a similiar story this time. I will post pictures when we get back on July 10th. We are quite excited for our vacation to Italy.