It has been well over a month since I last posted, but DH, Terry and I are home from Italy and France.
Terry had been invited to make a presentation at a conference that was held at the university in Cassino, Italy.
Our trip was wonderful, we were gone for 3 weeks, a few days at our niece's college graduation, just over a week in Italy and then on to France.
I never thought I would see Rome or Paris in my lifetime!!! I am so glad that we had this opportunity.
I posted only a few pictures - I took over 1100!!!!
Terry and I in front of the Vatican standing in St Peter's square.
Michelangelo's Pieta - Michelangelo was only 25 when he created this sculpture in 1499.
Piazza Navona - Bernini's Fontana del Quattro Fiumi (fountain of the 4 great rivers of that time - Nile, The Plate, The Ganges and the Danube.
Mount Vesuvius in the background of Pompeii.
The Abbey of Montecassino - sits atop a mountain above the city of Cassino. Known as the Cradle of Christianity and of European civilization. Was destroyed by the Allies during WW II, but the house of San Benedetto was rebuilt. This Abbey has quite a history and a incredible WW II cemetery.
View of Cassino as we drove up the mountain to the Abbey.
View from our hotel room in Cassino.
Now we are in Paris - can you tell!! The Eiffel Tower. This is amazing to see.Arc de Triomphe.
After a long day for sightseeing and walking - we walked so much on the trip!!! We ate and drank and never put on any weight - the weather was also HOT.
A nice cold beer at the Fouquet Cafe on the Champs Elysees.
The Louvre - spectacular!! We spent the whole day here and still didn't see it all.
The Mona Lisa-Leonardo da Vinci - I was able to get about 5 people deep to see this, but not any closer. Still think I got a great photo. This painting is not at all large as one would think. It is lovely.
Thank you for staying with this long post, but I wanted to share with you some of the highlights that DH, Terry and my experiences. I will occasionally post other photos and adventures.