Our October 2007 trip to Italy was varied and delightful - both in the places we visited and the company we enjoyed.  Our dear friends from Northern Virginia, Bob Kelly and April Young, graciously invited us to join them on Bob's 60th birthday celebratory visit to Italy.

  The trip began with a visit to Venice, then we rented cars and drove to Arezzo in Tuscany, where we spent several days at the wonderful Villa de Fonti in Quarrata.  From this idyllic spot, where we celebrated Bob's birthday with a professionally prepared meal and lots of good wine, we made day trips to Assisi, Cortona, Florence, Montepulciano and Pienza.

  After a glorious ten days, we left Tuscany behind and took the train to Rome where we spent several days "doing as the Romans do" - exploring the wonders of Roma - ancient and modern, eating wonderful food, drinking plenty of wine, and enjoying the company of good friends.  It was Bob's birthday, but this trip was a gift for us.


To view a musical slideshow of our trip, click here.