Our vacation to Italy is almost here and we are so excited. The spreadsheets are ready, our bags are organized, iPhone data packages are purchased, and credit card companies notified. Next Monday at this time we will be in the air, full of dramamine (and little wine, don’t judge me!) dreaming of Amatriciana and Gelato and Vino Bianco…
We begin in Rome with car service by Rome Shuttle Limousine to the Baldassini Bed and Breakfast. Our first day will most like be spent eating pizza from Il Forno, visiting Santa Maria Maggiore, San Pietro in Vincoli (where Michealangelo’s Moses can be seen), and San Giovanni in Laterano (the home of the Catholic Church in Rome, its not St. Peter’s!), and then drinking entirely too much wine in an enoteca before heading to our favorite restaurant, Tavernetta 48, for dinner.
Day Two in Rome will bring an early morning walk to Trastevere and an afternoon visit to the Borghese Gallery, followed by the inevitable wine sampling and dinner. In an odd turn of events for us, I haven’t planned this meal! (never fear, there is a plan to ask our B&B host to make a recommendation, and the fall back option of Da Francesco…).
Day Three in Rome will find us taking a tour of underground Rome through Context Tours. After, we’ll catch a train to Salerno and a bus to Atrani and spend eight nights at what seems to be our very favorite spot on the planet: Rooms With View Bed and Breakfast.
For the next week we will be hiking the Path of the Gods, wine tasting with Mamma Agata, zipping around the coastal road on a scooter, taking a cruise of the coast, and, most importantly, sitting around on various beaches and terraces, eating and drinking and practicing the art of la dolce far niente; the sweetness of doing nothing!
Our return trip is just the reverse, bus to Salerno, train to Rome, Rome Shuttle Limo to the airport.
We are planning to use the fancy pants camera (Canon EOS Rebel XS with telephoto and wide-angle lenses) Jake bought recently to document our trip but will give an Olympus Stylus waterproof camera a go too. If we locate the ever elusive free Italian wi-fi signal we will post our pics and keep you up to date on our adventures. Expect to see lots of food, monuments, vistas, and shots of me looking like I might melt (seems Jake is almost always the camera man and I am almost always the sweaty one in the pictures).
See you soon, until then eat more prosciutto!