Monday, December 12, 2011

Next adventure: Italy.

I collect freckles, interesting facts, and passport stamps. This week I hope to get some of each. On Wednesday we are headed to Rome. I know, I know, you hate us, but believe me when I say we do not for one minute take our adventures for granted.

In typical Brigid fashion, we have only a plane ticket -- no hotel and no plans. We might check in to the first hotel we see when we land, we might find a hostel, we might couchsurf, or we might stay with your long-lost friend who lives in Italy. We really don't know. After a year of wedding planning, moving abroad, and dealing with British bureaucracy, I am looking forward to meandering around an ancient city.

Anyone been to Italy before? David has, but I have not. I would love to hear your travel tips, must-see sights, must-read books, or music to soundtrack the trip. Also, if you know anyone in Italy (we'll be traveling around a bit, I imagine), we'd love to have coffee with your friend/relative. There is nothing like knowing a local. Oh yeah, if anyone knows the Pope, text me his digits. Christmas in the Vatican sounds cool. Thinking of embracing the Catholic half of me this year.

2 comments:

  1. Look into staying at a convent. Definitely a unique experience and opportunity to meet Sisters from all over the world.

    Are you looking at staying near Rome or open to traveling whole country? Trains are so convenient.

    Sorrento, Naples, and Capri are beautiful and would make good 1-2 day trip.

    My paternal grandfather is from small village outside Naples. My mom's family is from Sicily.

    Other places I love: hiking in Cinque Terra, art iand history n Florence and Assisi, relaxing by Lake Como, eating everywhere...

    I'm not a huge fan of Rome itself. Crowded and dirty, like most big cities. Be safe, esp in terminis.

    If you want specifics, just let me know. I reviewed all hotels I stayed in during my 3.5yrs living in Europe on Trip Advisor.

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  2. Look into staying at a convent. Definitely a unique experience and opportunity to meet Sisters from all over the world.

    Are you looking at staying near Rome or open to traveling whole country? Trains are so convenient.

    Sorrento, Naples, and Capri are beautiful and would make good 1-2 day trip.

    My paternal grandfather is from small village outside Naples. My mom's family is from Sicily.

    Other places I love: hiking in Cinque Terra, art iand history n Florence and Assisi, relaxing by Lake Como, eating everywhere...

    I'm not a huge fan of Rome itself. Crowded and dirty, like most big cities. Be safe, esp in terminis.

    If you want specifics, just let me know. I reviewed all hotels I stayed in during my 3.5yrs living in Europe on Trip Advisor.

    ReplyDelete

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