Thursday, November 1, 2007

Day 31: Rome-Washington DC

We are back home.....even though the reports indicate we are still in Venice. The return flight on Iberia went very smoothly; we are now big fans of the airline. The only downside is that they bruised one of our bags pretty badly.

As always, I intend to finish the reports (I do have detailed notes for the remaining days) but based on past performance, it may not happen.

Just to summarize, our last few days in Venice were pretty relaxed...the weather took a turn for the worse and we even had a mild encounter with "acqua alta" on one day. We did go to Burano and bought some lace, toured some more galleries and churches and very much enjoyed our Venetian experience. We took the train from Venice to Rome on Sunday, October 28 and had two beautiful days there before the rain arrived. Our apartment on the Piazza Farnese was very convenient and we had good visits with friends and colleagues during our stay. We walked around, went to the Galleria Doria-Pamphili and Santa Maria del Popoli, bought olive oil at Volpetti in Testaccio and sat in on one of Maureen Fant's market tour/cooking class/lunch sessions which was terrific.

So at least you are up to date if I fail to complete the rest of the trip reports.

Jim and Diana


Anonymous Melora said...

You write very well.

October 28, 2008 1:05 PM  

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