8 Apr 2004
Venice pt. 2
There is, it seems, no better place from which to watch the Earth turn....
7 Apr 2004
Venice pt. 1
While Venice may not be sinking anymore, it is a city whose fragility and history is palpable in every slowly...
5 Apr 2004
Lucca & Pisa
After Florence, short trips to Lucca and Pisa's Field of Miracles rounded out the lovely week in Tuscany....
3 Apr 2004
After the respite in Civita, we headed back into the beautiful maelstrom that is Northern Italian tourism; Florence was our...
2 Apr 2004
Siena is more typical tourist fare that Civita, but beautiful nonetheless. Here we met Williams friends spending the year amidst...
1 Apr 2004
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio, age 2500 years, current population 15, was our next stop. It is set on a plateau north...
30 Mar 2004
Rome pt. 2
The next day we moved on to the ancient sites: the Forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. To complete our...
29 Mar 2004
Rome pt. 1
Rome, the Eternal City, showered us with rain for three days. Undaunted, we ventured out for a very full first...
27 Mar 2004
The Amalfi Coast
After leaving Pompeii, our group went west to Sorrento and then on to the small towns of the Amalfi Coast,...
26 Mar 2004
The next morning our little band headed north to Pompeii, where we walked amidst the uncovered city through ancient...
25 Mar 2004
After saying our farewells to the rest of the group, Joe, Mariah, Alana, Maryl, Marge, Sara, and I left Palermo...
23 Mar 2004
Our final day in Sicily was spent among the Aegadian Islands of Favignana, where I had an unfortunate encounter with...
22 Mar 2004
Enna & Monreale
Our third day in Sicily continued with a long bus ride through central Sicily and Enna, known as the "navel"...
22 Mar 2004
The town of Taormina was founded in the 4th century B.C. by exiles from the former city of Naxos. They...
21 Mar 2004
Our first real destination of the trip was to the ancient Greek city of Syracuse, which was once the home...
20 Mar 2004
After an early morning flight from London Stansted, the group landed in Palermo, Sicily. Cefalu was our first destination, and...