We just returned from a week in a mostly windswept, rain-drenched Italy. A storm system arrived two days after we did.
|Under the Tuscan Sun. . .briefly|
Locals lamented our timing. "It was beautiful last week and it will be next week," we were assured time and time again as we made our way from Bologna to Florence and finally, Rome. The two photos taken on our train trip between Florence and Rome illustrate the fickle weather we experienced. The rain spells lasted longer than the sun bursts.
|Tuscan rainstorm washed away the sun|
Memories of what had been the weather and promises of that which was to come would do us no good - we were there for a week. While it certainly wasn't the best of times for a trip, it certainly wasn't the worst either.
|Pasta with cinghiale, wild boar, ragu|
Walking between four and five miles a day, consuming as much pasta and Italian wine as we could and absorbing as many sights as possible in each of our stops made the week speed past. It will go down in the memory book as one of the best of times.
|Waiting to get near the Trevi Fountain - Rome|
|Midway point in the line to enter the Pantheon - Rome|
|Table wine purchase by the half liter - 3 euros|
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|Florence at night|
|Street side restaurant Bologna|
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