Planned and waiting for 2.5 years, the introduction to Europe for our sons ages 28 and 25, was perfect. Simply perfect and magical. We were thrilled to be back and they were mesmerized by it all. We went to Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. My husband told them to be prepared for Rome, it’s a punch, and it was for. them. Their favorite was Venice and now of course I wish I had planned more days there. (only 2 nights, I thought they’d get bored). They had a blast on Allesandro’s bar crawl, what a great guy. But I guess the good thing is the oldest is already talking about going back with his GF when they get married. I think the reason they loved it so much was not just the unique beauty, but the slower pace and no cars to worry about. It was not busy when we were there, unlike Florence and Rome. We arrived by train and took a water taxi….what a visual treat that was.
They loved all the cities due the different flavors. We all agreed it was really a whirlwind tour, but they are glad they did it this way the first time because they loved all they saw. It was so much fun seeing Italy again for the first time through their eyes. The fast trains were a great experience, too! Not just the trains themselves, but the whole station, standing on the platform, finding the right train.
It was our first time to Florence, so that was a great for me. We will definitely go back at a more leisurely pace. Loved our Tuscany tour and looking forward to receiving our wine from the vineyard.
I’m already feeling that it was surreal and were we really there? We were so tired that the 9 hour flight to JFK was wonderful just sitting and watching movies, eating and doing nothing. LOL.
I’m feeling just the tiniest bit blue this morning that it’s over. But I think making my music video with all our photos over the next few months will help.
I won’t travel to Europe again until they lift the testing requirement. We were able to put it out of our minds the first week like ostrich’s, but the last couple days there was definitely a little black cloud there. But I’m still thinking of where to next. We’ve only been to Italy. ( I’ve been to France 40 years ago and hardly remember a thing)