Hello Blogging Buddies! I am back from my trip to Italy! Did you miss me? I felt naked without my Iphone and constant internet access. Unfortunately, Verizon does not have international plans. I guess it was a sign that I needed a break from all things work related.
I went to Italy with my mom and her cousin, Bernadette. We started in Rome and saw all the classic tourist attractions and like a gazilion churches! I am Catholic but not that Catholic. Still I trudged on for my mom and Bernadette.
The Holy Stairs/Scala Sancta- These are supposedly the marble stairs that Jesus walked up in Pontius Pilate's castle before being put to death. St. Helen brought them back to Rome and they are currently covered in wood. You are supposed to go up them on your knees and say a prayer on each step, we did not know that and were wondering why everyone was taking so long. It hurt!
Bernadette and me at Trevi Fountain
My mom and me at St. Peter's Basilica
My mom brought back a water bottle filled with Holy Water!
Vatican City, St. Peter's Basilica
I managed to find a cat sanctuary in Rome. It is in the Torre Argentina, the place where Julius Cesare was murdered.
After Rome, we took a high speed train to Naples. From the Naples train station, we took a local train to Sorento. I loved Sorento. From Sorento, we took a half day trip to Pompei. We also took a ferry to Capri. After Sorento, we went to Positano and stayed for a few days. Then we took a ferry to Salerno and then a train to Sicily where we stayed with Bernadette's in-laws. My mom and I had hoped to visit where her father is from, but it was not close by and our Italian was not up to par for trying to find our way around non-tourist areas. Next time!
On my way into the Blue Grotto, Capri
The Blue Grotto
The train getting on the ferry going to Sicily!
Lipari, Eolie Isolde, Sicilia
Italy was beautiful and it was amazing to see, but I am glad to be back. I missed my dogs so much! I hope everything is well in blog land. Ciao for now.