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!
So happy for you and for your friend.
Buon viaggio Margie!
I’m currently reading another Donna Leon mystery, “Beastly Things,” following commissario Brunetti around Venice, sipping cappuchhino in cafes, eating lunch with family, questioning odd characters to solve another grizzly crime in La Serenissima. Almost as good as being there.
Hope to meet you in Venice!
Have a great trip.
I’m so envious too. Looking forward to your blogs. I spent a few days in Santorini and five days in Crete which I really loved. Particularly can’t wait to hear about the Amalfi Coast.
Margie – enjoy the trip. I am so envious. You should enjoy the Greek Isles…not sure which ones. I did Mykonos, Crete and Santorini as part of a trip 20 months ago. Just more awesomeness. Looking forward to reading your adventures.
Wow what a fantastic trip! Sounds like my kind of fun for sure. I too am going to Italy in September/ October this year and also going back to Venice, Rome and the Amalfi Coast but this time joining Victoria on her Umbria tour as well. Also I want to go to Puglia next year so I will eagerly await your posts (and Victori’s of course!)
I arrive in Italy in 3 weeks! I hope maybe our time in the Amalfi Coast will sync up. 🙂 Have a great trip! I look forward to hearing about your adventures.
Yay!! I am getting ready to leave for Italy, also. I can hardly wait to be back in my home away from home. We are on different paths again, but someday you and I will meet in Italy, I know that. I will look forward to your blog posts.