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  • On the way to SorrentoWell we got off the ship in due course and after many discussions on how to get to the car rental agency, we arrived to find that the car they saved for us was too small for all our luggage. Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | May 5, 2016
  • Napoli!!I think this entry will be disjointed sentences and pictures that do not necessarily line up: Michael is our driver -he is an American who grew up in Italy going to American schools Castelnuovo youngest castle in Naples. Castel' Elmo is Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | May 4, 2016
  • At sea, on the way to Santorini, GreeceAfter a reasonably pleasant night of sleep, we woke and had breakfast in the dining room, then searched for the iLounge to set up our computer accounts for the voyage. Happily, we found that when we booked, we received the special Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 25, 2016
  • Liberation Day!Today we transitioned from the hotel in Rome to the ship in Civitavecchia. Before we left the hotel, however, we wanted to stop at a Bancomat for some euros .. because of the weekend, the machines were out of Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 24, 2016
  • SUNDAY IS A DAY OF REST??OK, our tour concierge said we'd been going great guns, but we should rest Sunday morning. And we sort of agreed; we were exhausted. So we kicked back, leisurely morning. But I contacted our wonderful personal shopper Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 23, 2016
  • Shopping!OK, call me a crass American (and Lillie, too) but we wanted to shop. (And while the ladies shopped, the gentlemen trudged all over the colosseum with a wonderful tour guide). We started in the Monti area, right behind Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 21, 2016
  • Vatican and Borghese GalleryToday was a helluva long day! After a late night last night having aperitivos with our travel concierges (Elizabeth and Blaine) at a small inn they were checking out (we determined it was not an appropriate choice for seniors - an Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 22, 2016
  • Back in the saddle again!No, no horses, but we are finally back in Rome. Even though we decided to travel business class LAX to ORD to Fiumicino, it took 24 hours, and I don't know about you, but sleep is not possible! Dozing Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 20, 2016
  • I promised Joey's & Art's Colosseum Adventure ...So. I finally am sitting down with Joey to hear about their adventures while Lillie and I were shopping... "We started out with a quarter mile walk to the Colosseum, led by Giovanni, our tour guide. He was Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Apr 21, 2016
  • From Venice/Mestre to MilanSo we woke up early after a restless night's sleep (why does it always hit right before you need a good sleep so you can concentrate) and had breakfast at the hotel, packed up the car and hit the road! Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jan 2, 2016
  • Back to Venice!We cleaned up the house, packed our stuff and loaded the car. Once on the road, it started to snow! Got to the Hilton garden suites before check in. Patrick and Lindsey headed off to Venice again but as Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jan 1, 2016
  • Happy new year!I slept till noon! Everyone else was up and drinking - coffee this time - and I slowly climbed down to the kitchen .. And Alice popped in to wish us a happy new year. And she brought Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 31, 2015
  • Sleeping late for New Year's Eve!Yes I had to do it - I slept late - perhaps I will heal .. My nose has my stopped dripping; for days I have been stuffed up, and we have the castle feast tonight. I really rested until Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 30, 2015
  • Back to VeronaLeaving Venice/ Mestre and heading back to Verona- the heater is apparently fixed.. Alice is took us to a winery where a friend of hers works. We had an education and then a tasting. Patrick heard about grappa for Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 29, 2015
  • VeniceToday after breakfast we headed out to the Doges palace and bought the private guided tour. (We spoke with a couple of people who told how good it was. They were right- we passed by a huge line.) the Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 28, 2015
  • VeniceWe finally had an opportunity to sleep late- so we did! We took the bus into Venice, then the vaporetto to Piazza San Marco so Pat and Lindsey could see the church. The line was long again so we didn't Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 27, 2015
  • Genova to Firenze to VeneziaWe decided to leave Genova and not stay at our Best western- it seems to have deteriorated a bit since our last stay..even the morning breakfast 's cheese looked like it was left out from yesterday.. A bit dry, dark Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 26, 2015
  • Leaving Lake Garda for GenovaAfter a lovely breakfast, we drove south around the lake and drove to Verona to pick up some things we neglected to pack- me, passports;Joey, camera(!); Lindsey, heels; Patrick , swim trunks for a potential hot tub. On the way Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 25, 2015
  • Merry Christmas!!We awoke to still no heat or hot water. Joey turned on the oven for heat in the kitchen and closed the doors to hold the heat in, and we had coffee and croissants . It took hours for Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 24, 2015
  • VeronaMaria picked us up at 9am and walked us to the mane coffee shop in the neighborhood where we had breakfast the Marco, who has a taxi, drove us up to the top of the mountain to see la Signora Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Dec 23, 2015
  • Stormy weather ...Well , not really stormy, but still rough seas . People bouncing around, dishes sliding ... Perhaps a chance to do laundry! Laundry done - so we went to another art seminar - and yay - we didn't buy Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 21, 2015
  • The next leg of our journeyWe finished packing, went to the cafeteria for our morning coffee, called a taxi, said goodbye to our host, and off to Holland America's Rotterdam! It was a European style check in (a continuous cruise of varying lengths each leg) Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 20, 2015
  • Friday - anything can happen day!Does anybody else remember the Mickey mouse club on television? Or am I the oldest among us…. Never mind.. We took our time this morning getting out of the flat, wandered down to our little cafeteria for a light and late Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 19, 2015
  • Good morning, Civitavecchia !!We slept for 12 hours! And boy did we need it after yesterday. It shouldn't have been such a difficult travel day, but apparently it was – we were exhausted. But we woke up bright and bushy tailed, the Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Nov 18, 2015
  • The local to Cinque Terre!We slept until 9am (won't b able to do that tomorrow!) had breakfast, tool our showers. And off to the local train station. We used the senior cards we bought yesterday. : )) the local train stops at Posted by eurovicki in Euro Vicki | Jul 19, 2013
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