“I have a crush on that country.” Italian Itinerary:

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:

http://www.hotel-sirolo.eu/index.php/en/where-we-are

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.

Buon Viaggio!

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About ssteven2

I'm a reader, writer, swimmer, and school librarian. I love my summers so I can travel.
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3 Responses to “I have a crush on that country.” Italian Itinerary:

  1. You’re off to a great start! Can’t wait to read more.

  2. ssteven2 says:

    Thanks, Elizabeth. You’re my inspiration.

  3. Sandra Martin says:

    Sara, I love to read about the places you will be going and the places you will be staying, and imagining being there and seeing the sights, visiting the markets, eating the food, drinking the wine, etc., etc. Thanks for sharing, and letting us travel vicariously through you! Can’t wait to read about the trip through your blog, see the photos, and imagine the note cards from this trip….

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