As an empty nest reward, I planned a six-week Italian idyll this summer for my husband and me. Sadly, after I’d made all the deposits, bought plane tickets, etc., his parents’ health took a turn for the worse. But I am still going. My daughter, newly graduated from college, will join me for the first three weeks, and then my cousin, Charlotte, will join me for the remaining three. (Don’t feel too sorry for Richard. He went out an bought a used Vespa, so he’s going to be riding Italian style here in Austin).
Here’s our itinerary with links to where we are staying:
June 15, 2012: Fly to Italy
June 16 – 20: Venice: http://www.vrbo.com/21935
June 21: take train to Verona. June 21-23 in Verona: http://www.hoteltorcolo.it/en/index.html
June 23: drive around Lake Garda, see Aida in open air Roman amphitheater
June 24 – 25: Drive to Ravenna to see the Byzantine mosaics: http://www.gallaplacidia.it/index_en.php?page=camere
June 26: Drive along the Adriatic coast to Sirolo:
June 27-29: Drive to Assisi to stay at: http://www.incampagna.com/incampagnaENGL/Home.html
June 30: Drive to Perugia. July 1 – July 31: Stay in apartment in Perugia: Scroll down to Grifonetto: http://www.residenzaperugia.it/index.php?page=TU-Alloggi-EN
Attend Universita per Stranieri: http://www.unistrapg.it/en/university
August 2: Return from Venice to Austin.