Hi, all. We arrived here safely after uneventful flights--the best kind. From Milan, we drove through the Appenines and down through Tuscany, Chianti country, and finally to Roma.
We arrived at the Eternal City yesterday on the Feast of Pentecost. The strange thing about air travel and then road travel is that your sense of linear time is suspended. There aren't any visual or auditory cues that tell you what day it is. No rush hour traffic to alert you that it's a working day. And traveling deep in Chianti country where the grapevines and olive groves are your companions, then you begin to enjoy just being. It's almost akin to going on retreat, though even on retreat, the day is punctuated by the cycle of prayers.
Anyway, here are some pictures to whet your curiosity. All taken with a humble digital camera.
Pisa, yes, the tower is really leaning over that much.
Grapevines in Chianti