FC: Italy 2009
1: Ricky and Maria's trip to Italy March 2009
2: Our flight was long, but thank God for Ricky's platinum status with US Airways. First class upgrade! Mimosa anyone?
3: Our room was so gorgeous. Such a beautiful view. The bus came to pick us up and take us to town.
4: Day one Rome and the Vatican
6: Vatican Square It's good luck to get pooped on by a pigeon here... No, really!
9: Sistine Chapel | VaticanMuseum
12: Colosseum tour | Day two
21: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | a view from above
22: Walking to the Pantheon, we laugh at the tiny cars and stop by a church.
25: From the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain
27: Our first two days in Rome leave us with memories of the Vatican, the Colloseum, ancient Rome, many gorgeous churches including the Pantheon, plus the Trevi Fountain, and finally the Spanish Steps. What an excellent beginning to our trip! Up next, an early morning train ride to Venice!
29: The train ride was a few hours long,. We were so tired since we left around 5 a.m. Finally we arrive in Venice, right on the Grand Canal
31: A water taxi brings us to San Marco square, and from there we search for our hotel. We check in but our room isn't ready yet so we go for a walk and get some goodies at a bakery.
33: Wow, this room was worth the wait! We immediately nap. I know, we get to Venice and we nap? Yes, and we felt so much better afterwards. We get up and get ready for dinner, and pop open the bottle of red wine, which Maria promply spills on her white pants.
34: Day four in Italy, we sleep in until 9, grab a bite to eat, and then check one item off the bucket list: a romantic gondola ride through Venice. All the while our gondolier sings to us...then he learned Maria's name and sang...Maria - Maria- Maria! What an awesome experience!
40: After the goldola ride we walked around again, did a little shopping, had some lunch at the Westin Europa & Regina on the grand canal, and we went to another beautiful church.
42: Back on the train | Don't forget the Coca Cola Light
43: The next day St. Patty's day in Rome | The Ducati Cafe with gross food!
44: One more walk around
45: breath- taking Ancient Rome
46: Happy Birthday Ricky!
47: The pub crawl St. Patty's day 2009 12 pubs in 12 hours! ( We didn't actually stay for 12 hours. Could you imagine?)