We just returned from vacationing in Italy (and Paris). This was our first trip to Europe with the kids. And, it was the first time either Jeff or I had been to Europe in the summer.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll blog in more detail about Italy and Paris. We came back with lots of tips for traveling in summer.
- The Food! Thin, crispy pizza right out of the pizza oven. Fresh fruit and vegetables … that are picked from the vine when they are ripe. Gelato … in every flavor you can imagine. And the wine is great! In fact, you can get a glass of red wine for less than a Coca Cola Light!
- The architecture is truly amazing. There are so many details … things you miss if you don’t look closely.
- The Countryside is beautiful. We took trains and rented cars and toured through the Umbria and Tuscany region of Italy. You see many hill towns, fields of sunflowers, beautiful villas and so much more!
- The art is truly incredible. Italy has art by so many of the great art and architectural masters.
And, the shopping! But I’ll devote a blog post to shopping alone…