I’m feeling very pleased – I just bought my ticket to Italy for June, using Air Canada Aeroplan points. I’m on my way!
Not immediately, of course. But in only about 12 weeks. Which isn’t long, especially since I must now begin to save money to actually pay for this adventure.
But I’ll think about THAT tomorrow (as Scarlett O’Hara would say. Hmm, perhaps I’ll also cut down the curtains to make a new dress for the trip.)
Most of my vacation will be spent in Umbria, of course. I’m not sure I’ll have time to return to Todi, although I love its church of San Fortunato (show in the top photo.)
Perhaps I’ll return to San Pietro in Valle near Spoleto (seen in the photo just above.)
But I am certain that I’ll visit the Bevagna area and the beautiful Genius Loci Country Inn, with its spectacular views:
I’ll also have a week in Anghiari, on the Tuscan-Umbrian boundary. And at the end, 3 days in Rome.
What could be better?
By the way, I’m very pleased with Air Canada’s Aeroplan. I’ve flown often on points before, always within Canada, and I’ve always found decent routes booking on-line.
But their international choices all showed pretty complicated, often unpleasant, routes with two or three connections, very long (or impossibly short) layovers – the kinds of itineraries that would discourage anyone from trying to fly on points.
So, I gave them a quick call yesterday and to my amazement, the Aeroplan agent and I simply worked out an entirely new itinerary – for the same number of points, I now have something much more reasonable. Only one connection flying to and from Rome, good connection times, very good departure times as well.
So far, so good!