November 24, 2005

The farm - Thankgiving Italian Style

Today we were due at the olive farm. We took a train to Grosseto and checked out the city before getting picked up by the owners friend Barbara. As we made our way through the Tu... continue reading

November 25, 2005

The olive farm - Week One on the farm

We know a lot of you are interested in hearing more about our time working on the farm so I'll try to give you a glimpse into our days. The farm is located just below the village ... continue reading

December 1, 2005

The olive farm - Weeks Two and Three

Our second week on the farm began with us having the day off which we took advantage of and headed north to Sienna. We started our tour around the old city and quickly came up to ... continue reading

December 14, 2005

The olive farm - All Good Things...

After three weeks we decided it was time to move on and start traveling again. With hesitation we packed up our room and made sure we grabbed our stuff which inevitably got strewn... continue reading

December 15, 2005

Florence - David looks cold

Today we toured Florence. The first stop was the Galleria dell Accademia to view Michelangelo's David. We worried that the line might be long but to our surprise we walked right ... continue reading

December 16, 2005

Florence - Uffizi Museum and shopping

Another long day of touring Florence. We visited the Uffizi museum which was again simple to get into as we had again heard the lines could be from 2-4 hours long at times. Altho... continue reading

December 17, 2005

Florence to Venice - The streak has been broken

We arrived at the train station minutes after 9:00 to catch the 9:30 train to Venice. We decided to buy our tickets using a kiosk instead of the teller with the tickets in our han... continue reading

December 18, 2005

Venice - Somewhat lost

After talking to several people about Venice they told us that we were guaranteed to get lost while visiting the town. With our quick tour last night we noticed how true this coul... continue reading

December 19, 2005

Venice - Venice day two

Last night we looked over our map to see what places we missed on our map less journey yesterday to see what places we should visit today. With a mental image of the map we journe... continue reading

December 20, 2005

Venice to Rome - Train tips

After spending too much money traveling by train the last week we finally figured out the train system of Italy and took 3 different Regionale trains today. Venice to Bologna, Bol... continue reading

December 21, 2005

rome - 10 months

We've hit our 10 month mark. To celebrate we grabbed a delicious slice of pizza. Since Rome has such a vast array of sights to see we tried to split them up to a manageable list ... continue reading

December 22, 2005

Rome - Vatican City

After seeing many of the sties on the east side of the Tiber river yesterday we decided to crossed over to the west side today to see the Vatican City. Our walk cross town took us ... continue reading

December 23, 2005

Naples - The Sistine Chapel and a culture shock

Our second trip to Vatican City today. Since we didn't' make the 12:20 pm cutoff for the Vatican museums yesterday we made sure we didn't make the same mistake today. This was th... continue reading

December 24, 2005

Naples - Happy Birthday Dad

First off. Happy Birthday Dad. Today we visited the Naples Archaeological Museum which contained many artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Of the artifacts on display, the mo... continue reading

December 25, 2005

Naples - Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas!! This was our first Christmas abroad and it was definitely different. The weather was sunny and in the low 60's, so no white Christmas this year. We also found ... continue reading

December 26, 2005

Naples - Pompeii

After seeing the artifacts from Pompeii at the Archaeological Museum and getting a brief history lesson from our mp3 audio guide we were ready to see the real thing. Today we visit... continue reading

December 27, 2005

Rome - Back to Rome

Nothing much to write about today. After the train ride from Naples to Rome we checked into a hostel and hit the internet. Since we're in to the holiday season right now travel i... continue reading

December 28, 2005

Rome to Barcelona - Arrivederci Italia

Today was a housekeeping day. We shipped what we think will be our last package home and then caught up on our travelogues a bit. On a side note; Rome is crazy with tourists righ... continue reading