we have arrived in italy. forgive the syntax and grammatical errors, i am on an internet train computer with a ten min time limit and an italian keyboard...oh dear
we had a great time our first night in pisa. our room at the hotel verdi was quite spacious and also very clean and comfy. we spent our first evening just wandering around, eating pizza and gelato (of course!! oh I just discovered how to make caps woohoo) The streets of Pisa are quite lovely, winding around and so many buildings of that gorgeous shade of yellowish orange with green shutters that one sees often in Tuscan photos.
This morning we climbed the Tower, before all the crowds arrived. Spectacular view, but my best view was of MN s face when she saw it for the first time...priceless!! The Duomo and Baptistry were also beautiful and we got to hear a man sing a few notes in the Baptistry and hear those wonderful acoustics.
We took the train to Florence and met the lovely Elena, owner of the apt we are renting. Great apartment and we will be very comfy there. As an added bonus, it now has air cond, which will be great because it is SO humid here.
only 23 seconds left so will write more later....gelato....MMMMMMMMM...more gelato