We left San Francisco on Saturday, August 20 for sixteen days in Italy. 

 

First stop Como, on Lake Como near Milan

Como

David, a friend of Mitch's brother Eric gave us a grand tour of Milan

Milan

We took a half day trip to Lugano, Switzerland on Lake Lugano near the Swiss border

Lugano

On our way to Venice we stopped in Verona the home of the legendary Romeo and Juliet

Verona

Venice is a beautiful city. 

Venice

From Venice we traveled thru Ferara on our way to Florence

Ferara

Next was Florence the home of Renaissance Art.  Awesome!!!

Florence

From Florence we were off to Pisa

Pisa

Our drive along the Amalfi Coast was gorgeous.  Roads so narrow a car and a bus could not fit at the same time. 

Amalfi Coast

A one and a half hour boat ride took us to Capri

Capri

On the way to Rome we stopped in Pompeii.  The city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD

Pompeii

From Pompeii to Rome, our final destination

Rome

We stayed an extra day and saw more of Rome.

Rome on our Own

Along the way we made new friends

Our New Friends