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Getting to Italy

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I ALWAYS forget how long it takes to get from Palm Desert to anywhere in Italy! We left our house Thursday morning, drove to LAX (it was a zoo as usual), had the uneventful 11 hour flight to Rome (on time), then 3 hours later, we were on a plane to Venice. It is always beautiful flying into Venezia!

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Finally, we got our car and drove about an hour and 15 minutes to lovely Verona and checked into Hotel Giulietta e Romeo. I got a chuckle about the back of the Furla shop being across the street. I find them like radar!

We walked to both Piazza Bra, and Piazza del Erbe. My simple goals for the evening were obtained: Italian coffee and vino! We had a simple dinner of shared plates of prosciutto with balsamico and local cheeses. Perfect! After dinner: coffee and grappa.
We headed off to bed 30 hours after our last wake-up in Palm Desert. THAT is one long day!

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Comments (9)

You lucky couple!

You guys look so happy (well of course you are)! I love the photo of you with the arena as a backdrop, so beautiful.

Oh, you both look SO happy!

I hate LAX - I would pay more to depart from Ontario or Palm Springs.

sandrac:

A long day, but it must have been a wonderful day!!!!!

LisaF:

Gee, you're looking pretty good after a 30 hour day!

Eden:

What a lucky pair indeed. Enjoy and Happy Anniversary.

Isn't it funny how those 30 hour days don't seem to hit you when you're in beautiful Italy? Enjoy!

Barb Cabot:

Thought about you flying all day. When I woke up I thought, "They're there!" Glad you arrived safe and sound. The fun has started, yippee!

ChrisV:

I love Verona and you're staying where we usually stay. Traditionally we always have a Quintarelli Valpolicella at one of the cafes bordering Piazza Bra at least once during our visit - wish we were there.

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