We left San Francisco on Saturday, August 20 for sixteen days in Italy.
First stop Como, on Lake Como near Milan
David, a friend of Mitch's brother Eric gave us a grand tour of Milan
We took a half day trip to Lugano, Switzerland on Lake Lugano near the Swiss border
On our way to Venice we stopped in Verona the home of the legendary Romeo and Juliet
Venice is a beautiful city.
From Venice we traveled thru Ferara on our way to Florence
Next was Florence the home of Renaissance Art. Awesome!!!
From Florence we were off to Pisa
Our drive along the Amalfi Coast was gorgeous. Roads so narrow a car and a bus could not fit at the same time.
A one and a half hour boat ride took us to Capri
On the way to Rome we stopped in Pompeii. The city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD
From Pompeii to Rome, our final destination
We stayed an extra day and saw more of Rome.
Rome on our Own
Along the way we made new friends
Our New Friends