Placeholder, paintings coming soon!
Saturday, May 21st, We left Rome and headed for Greve, Italy. My traveling companion, Catherine (Catarina for this trip) and I thought we'd rent a car from Rome and take a coastal route to our destination. On our way to the rental shop, we discovered most of the roads were closed and our native Rome taxi driver, Anna-Lisa was having trouble navigating through her own city. As they say, the best laid plans - so we made a last minute decision to be dropped at the train station, we got the next train out with minutes to spare and enjoyed a high speed train ride to Florence. The train cut two hours off our total traveling time and the porter had a nice sense of humor regarding one of our suitcases that took three grown men to lift, "Are the children inside, Madame?"