Lucca, Italy

June 5, 2019

We took a taxi to Lucca which was about 30 minutes away. We had a great time walking around and had a nice tour with a horse and carriage.

Afterward, we had a great lunch at this place called Buca Di Santantonio.

John and I both agree that we could see ourselves renting an Air BnB for 2 weeks in that town.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Monte Carlo, Monaco.
St. Martin’s Cathedral

Bell Tower

Cathedral Lucca

Crazy Cindy

Rome, Italy 2019

June 2, 2019
Today we left our friends house and picked up a rental car and drove to Rome and checked into the Waldorf Astoria. Once we checked in we decided to take a stroll around Rome. We took a taxi to the city center walked around a bit and then went back to the hotel and got ready to meet up with our relatives for dinner. We always have a great time with them so we were looking forward to a fun night.
June 3, 2019
Today we walked around Rome again which we love to do and decided to have our relatives met us at our favorite lunch spot which is facing the pantheon. We love to imagine life as it was back then. Afterwards, we went back to the hotel to relax and get ready to have dinner once again with our relatives. Our aunt is 90 years old so we try and see her as much as we can. Family is really important to us.
June 4, 2019
Today w drove to Civitavecchia, Rome to board our ship for the 37-day cruise. We love to cruise because you unpack once and you get to see different parts of the world and it isn’t a hassle.
Follow us on our journey the next destination is Lucca, Italy.
Alessandra, Gloria, Laura, Giovanina, John & Maria

Maria & John

Ritz Carlton Lobby

Florence, Italy 2019

May 30, 2019
Today we checked out of Eze and got a taxi to pick up our rental car in Nice so that we could drive to Florence.  Once we got settled in we walked to this cool spot with a bottle of wine and some appetizers to watch the sunset. It was such a great welcoming. Afterward, we walked to their favorite spot for some pasta and boy was it GREAT!!!
May 31, 2019
Today we did all the things tourists do. We visited the beautiful church and the bell tower and the palace. We walked up and down 2,524 steps in one day.  The Bell tower has 413 steps, The Dome has 469 steps and Palazzo Vecchio has 389 steps. We got a chance to see Michelangelo’s David again which was really cool and this time we were able to take a picture of the statue. Afterward, we all went out for dinner to this amazing steakhouse called Regina Bistecca.
June 1, 2019
Today John and I walked around and did some shopping. There’s nothing like retail therapy to soothe yourself. John wanted to purchase some new sports jackets to wear on the cruise we would be on in a few days. For dinner, we decided to lay low and Avin and Lindsey purchased some cold cuts and cheese and we had some nice sandwiches and wine. We got a chance to enjoy the last few hours with them and their amazing kids Lefa & Luca.

Maria, John & Avin

The crypt in the Santa Maria del Fiore

The Dome

Lefa in her eating chair