May 13, 2015
The countdown to Italy is over and I am on my way. I boarded my flight to Philadelphia at Palm Beach International Airport without delay and I am currently in the air. My friend Patty is traveling with me; this her first trip abroad! We’ll make a connection in Philadelphia and fly directly to Marco Polo Airport in Venice from there.
I love returning to Venice and we’ll have a few days there before boarding a cruise to the Greek Isles, a place I’ve never been. So looking forward to a completely new experience! Then when the the ship returns to Venezia, Patty and I will take a fast train to Florence and spend two days there.
Afterwards, Patty will fly home from Venice and I will meet up with fellow Italophiles and bloggers in Venice. Lots of planned fun as well as some unplanned. The itinerary following Venice takes me to the south of Italy for the remaining three weeks where I will be part of the Puglia Experience arranged by Victoria De Maio, from Postcardz with Victoria. Ten days at a masseria…you may wonder just what that is, and I am also curious, since it will be my first experience.
I’ll be writing when I can and posting photos when WiFi is available. After ten days in Puglia with Victoria as well as Susan from Timeless Italy, we will continue to travel together. We will explore the coastal town of Polignano a Mare, the Unesco World Heritage site of the Sassi cave dwellings in Matera, and the stunning Amalfi Coast. Exciting! Stay tuned!