July 26 – Florence

  Today we spent the day in Florence.   We visited the world famous Academy Gallery and saw Michaelangelo’s Statue of David, the Santa Maria del Fiore, the Plazzo Vecchio, and the Church of Santa Croce.  

July 25 – Siena, Florence

  The day began with a scenic tour through the Tuscany region as we traveled to the city of Siena. There we had the afternoon and toured Siena. Then we went to Florence, where we visited the Capuchan Monastery. The … Continued

July 24 – Assisi, Perusia

  We said goodbye to Rome this day and drove to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. We got a walking tour of the city and visited the Basilica of St. Francis. Then we were off to the medieval city … Continued

July 23 – Rome, Vatican City

  Today we saw the Piazza Venezia in Rome, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the famous Piazza Navona (where we saw the guy from Project Runway), and a final visit to the Colosseum. That afternoon we visited the … Continued

July 22 – Rome

  This was a rainy day, so the family decided to spend it indoors at a museum. We went to the National Roman Museum, which featured art that dated all the way back to 2 B.C. Lisa was excited because … Continued

July 21 – Rome, Italy

  After another hotdog and peach filled breakfast, we purchased a 24-hour public transport ticket which included bus and metro access. And thanks to the enormous help of Rick, we knew the bus numbers, the stops, and walking directions from … Continued

July 20 – Rome, Italy

  After more hotdogs and peaches, we left to catch our bus with every intention of going to the Colosseum, but found ourselves at the Vatican instead, and how lucky we were! After being gone for so long, we had … Continued

July 19 – Rome, Italy

  After Amanda had a delicious breakfast of hotdogs and peaches, we left the hotel and got tickets for a “hop on hop off” bus tour which stops at different historical places around Rome, and you can get off at … Continued

July 18 – Rome, Italy

  Today we woke up at 4 a.m. in order to catch our 7 o‘clock flight. We flew from Munich to Paris, and then from Paris to Rome. When we arrived at the Rome airport, we found that it was … Continued

July 17 – Munich, Germany

  Our tour ended in Munich, where we took a boring bus tour of the city. We saw the Olympic Village and a huge Television Tower. After the tour, we wandered around the huge outdoor market and watched the glockenspiel … Continued