Italy Spring 2009! travel blog

Italy Spring 2009!

Joan travel blog
CIAO~ Welcome to my trip journal!

I hope that you will have a few moments to connect and follow my travels throughout Italy with me. My documents are in order, and I am beginning to determine what will fit into my backpack (on wheels!), and, what will be staying home. (Somethings for sure are my hair dryer, straightening products, and irons-- this will make for a very 'au naturelle' look!)

Thanks to Google Maps, I have an image of my first sights as I step out of Stazione Termini- small compact vehicles lining the narrow cluttered street, people out and about their daily activities, and, a pizzeria across from the Metro entrance. I am wondering if this is what I will really perceive at the moment.

Check my itinerary- it has room for flexibility as I have a Eurail pass. My plan is to see as much country as possible as I travel from south to north, yet spend quality time in Rome, Tuscany, and Cinque Terre regions to savour the local culture, the antiquities, and the art.

When travelling and trekking, my blog postings will depend upon my access to an internet cafe (computer), as well as the frequency of winery visits, my searching for Benneton, consoling my blisters, and whatever other adventure may come my way.

May 8th is the day which I leave Canada, and I will arrive in Rome on May 9th- Day 1.

Enjoy and andiamo!

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Departing from Winnipeg, MB
 
 
 
... in Roma!
 
 
 
Rome: The Ancient Centre
 
 
 
Orvieto and Assisi
 
 
 
Naples and Pompeii
 
 
 
Roma: Spanish Steps, Vatican,...
 
 
 
Off to Venezia (Venice)
 
 
 
A Day in Venezia and Murano
 
 
 
From Venezia to Tuscany
 
10 
 
 
Our First Hike Through Chianti...
 
11 
 
 
San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
 
12 
 
 
Siena: A Walk Through...
 
13 
 
 
Tuscany: Woods, Vineyards,...
 
14 
 
 
Firenze: City Walking, Art...
 
15 
 
 
Castellina in Chianti Environs...
 
16 
 
 
Departing from Casalta via...
 
17 
 
 
Pisa: 'Piazza die Miracoli' e...
 
18 
 
 
On to LaSpezia
 
19 
 
 
Hiking the Cinque Terra
 
20 
 
 
Monterossa al Mare by Boat
 
21 
 
 
Firenze via Pisa
 
22 
 
 
L'Accademia to Saint Mark`s: A...
 
23 
 
 
Homeward Bound... Italian...
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