Greetings for the last time from another continent! It’s our last night on land. Tomorrow we get on the cruise ship to head back to the US. Since our last post, we mostly have been relaxing and hiking in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy. We met a nice couple from New Zealand who were gracious enough to cook us sunset dinners several evenings. We drank way too much wine watching the light fade across the sea. From Riomaggiore, we headed up to Milan to do some shopping and see the sights. A Milan bonus was our viewing of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. It was a sight to behold. After Milan we were off to Venice to meet up with some friends, Andy and Becky from Green Bay, who took the train from Munich, Germany. Venice was filled with aimless wanderings. The alleys and canals all looked the same after a while. Maps were useless. Florence was next. The weather didn’t cooperate so much, so museums filled the rainy days. After Florence, we were back to Rome. We saved a few things to see and do with Andy and Becky. The Sistine Chapel was the highlight. 500 years ago Michelangelo spent several years on his back painting it. Truly amazing! This trip has been outstanding! We can’t believe it’s almost over. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back home. See you all soon. Here are a few more pictures. Enjoy.
Ok. Off to bed. The cruise ship waits for nobody.
Ciao Ciao from Italy.