Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yesterday, we took the train to Florence.  It was a full, fun day.

On the train to Florence

Florence Cathedral

Kathy in front of the Cathedral

The Duomo

Rape of the Sabine Women

Hercules and the Centaur
Kathy relaxing at The Loggia of the Signoria

Abduction of Polyxena

Kathy admiring the David

Santa Maria Novella

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Today was Siena!  What a wonderful day!

Back at Casa Rondini...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Etruscan Museum

Sunday, we went to the Etruscan Museum in Chiusi.  It's an amazing museum.  Here are some photos.


Head sculptures for graves

Canopic urn

Food skewers

Tomb with sarcophagus
Feeding mug 

Serving Dish
Belt Buckle

Play kitchen for child


Sunday, May 18, 2014


Today, we went to the charming town of Panicale.

We then went to Piegaro to get gelato, where we met a nice gentleman from Florida, who showed us around the old town of Piegaro.  We plan to eat dinner there one evening.

Later, we ate at La Locanda di Desideria, where we had the most lovely meal.

Friday, May 16, 2014


Today we went to Assisi.  It was a lovely day

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Italy and France 2014

We landed in Rome around 9:30 a.m. on May 12.  As I went through passport clearance, I didn't see Kathy.  In about 10 minutes, I saw her with a uniformed man.  She explained that she had misplaced her passport, and they had to hold her, while they checked the plane.  After about 45 minutes, they called me and said that she was cleared and would meet me at a certain place.  Well, it seems that they had told her a different place, so we spent 4 hours looking for each other.  A nice young German man let her call me from his phone.  Luckily, I had gone ahead and picked up the luggage.  We met at the car rental place, and picked up the car (they put an extra charge of $650 on my card for a security deposit..yikes!)  The trip got better as we got to our apartment.

After, we settled, we got groceries and have a lovely dinner at a restaurant on top of a hill in a medieval city.

The next day, on May 13, we went to Citta della Pieve, and enjoyed the great church there.  There was a famous painting of the Baptism of Christ by Il Perugino, there.


We were treated to a lovely dinner that evening at Rondini by Franco and Bozena.

On May 14, We went to Orvieto to see the Cathedral there.  I have posted a few pictures.
Later, that evening we went to dinner and had a fabulous pizza and tiramisu.