Hi All !!
So...I've been using Rick's guide for travel in Europe for years...France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. etc...travelling through-the-back door so to speak !! I've been reading through all the articles and watching all his travel talk on Italy as of late. This is a bucket list trip for me....very personal as my Dad fought in Italy during WWII. However, I have never taken (to date) any of his actual tours. He has a 10 day tour of Venice, Florence and Rome...all the places I was tentatively planning to visit on my first journey to Italy. So I though what-the-heck....let's do Rick's organized tour !! I signed my wife and I up and we're both thrilled !!!!
Plans - We're flying into Venice two days before the tour starts to deal with jetlag and then staying in Rome for 4 days after the tour ends so I can visit Monte Cassino in honor of of my Dad. In WWII, he climbed the jagged and treacherous slopes under heavy enemy fire to finally reach the devastated Abbey. He also participated in the liberation of Ancona and Bologna.
Anyone have any tips or insight for the tour? I'm really psyched !! Any members on the board participating in the tour? I would love to connect !!!